Bite, Snack, Meal: Building Nigeria’s Ability to Effectively Engage in Policy Communications

On 26-27 September 2019, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivered a Policy Communications training to 26 (19 male, seven female) staff of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) in Abuja. The training introduced participants to the concepts of policy communications, the use of social media for disseminating and measuring impact, as well as how and when to use policy briefs. The training was jointly facilitated by Elisabeth Douglas, Communications Specialist for the International food Policy Research … Read More

Towards Strengthening Nigeria’s Capacity to Innovate in the Agricultural Sector

“Policy Implementation requires the capacity to identify investment gaps and track progress. Assuming such capacity exists slows down progress.”- Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening Unit for IFPRI As a measure towards driving innovation in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, on 16 September 2019 in Abuja, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) introduced 30 senior officials of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) to tools developed under the Capacity Development for Agriculture Innovation Systems … Read More

FtF-Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivered a training on Monitoring and Evaluation to Academia in Ebonyi State

On behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a 3-day Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training to the staff of Ebonyi State University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University (Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State) and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (Umudike, Abia State) from July 31st to August 2nd 2019. The training was attended by 25 participants (14 male, 11 female). The objective of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning training was to train academia … Read More

Monitoring and Evaluation for Result Training for Stakeholders in FMARD

A 3-day Monitoring & Evaluation for Result training from 14th to 16th August 2019 was delivered by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) to staff of the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) and some of the donor funded projects in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD). The PCU coordinates all donor funded projects in FMARD.The training was conducted to teach the PCU and donor funded … Read More

Capacity Strengthening Workshop on Policy Brief Writing for the Feed the Future States

One of the aims and objectives of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is to strengthen the national capacity for making available and disseminating evidence relevant to public policy. As such, a two-day workshop on Developing Policy Brief was held for participants drawn from the seven Feed the Future states (Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger) from 22nd to 23rd August, 2019. This training-workshop was facilitated by the Head of Policy Communications Unit (IFPRI-Nigeria) as … Read More

Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Delivers Policy Comms Training for Academics in Kebbi

In response to the request made by Association of Deans of Agriculture (ADAN), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) organized and delivered a two-day training on policy communications at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, KSUSTA from 26th to 27th August 2019. The two-day training was attended by 25 participants (22 males and three females). The objective was to have researchers who have the basic skills and knowledge … Read More

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND CAPACITY STRENGTHENING

A research dissemination and brainstorming session on addressing the challenges of aflatoxin contamination along the maize value chain took place at the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Abuja on July 17, 2019. It was jointly organized by the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) and NAFDAC.

FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Efforts towards Strengthening National Capacity in June and July 2019

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, delivered seven trainings on range of courses including Issues in Agricultural and Development, Econometric Data Analysis Using STATA, Monitoring and Evaluation, Group Dynamics, and Policy Communications in Abakaliki, Asaba, Biase, Calabar, Ibadan, Ika South, New Bussa and Zaria in the months of June and July 2019 (See the details in the table below). These trainings were delivered to 261 persons (184 males … Read More

Towards an Extension Policy for Nigeria: Developing an Implementation Plan for Niger State

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) as part of its capacity strengthening activities in Nigeria under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project has further supported Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in its move to coordinate the development of an extension policy for the country. From 14-24 May 2019 Dr Suresh Babu, IFPRI’s Senior Research Fellow and Head of Capacity Strengthening worked closely with FMARD’s Department of Agricultural Extension (FDAE) in Abuja and Niger … Read More