IFPRI Organizes Extension Policy Workshop in Zaria, Kaduna State

On 14- 15 May 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a workshop towards the development of an extension policy for Nigeria in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. The aim of the workshop was for participants to jointly work towards the development of an implementation strategy for the National Extension Policy in Nigeria. The workshop brought together 32 participants (27 male, 5 …

Enhancing data analysis for improved agricultural policy in Nigeria

As part of efforts towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes in agriculture by increasing the capacity of Nigerian analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence-based policy analysis, on 7-9 May 2018, a team of three (3) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated a training course on “Econometrics for policy analysis using …

Improving agricultural policy in Nigeria by enhancing data analysis in Delta State

As part of efforts towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes in agriculture by increasing the capacity of Nigerian analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence-based policy analysis, on 2-4 May 2018, a team of three (3) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated a training course on “Introduction to Survey Data Analysis …

IFPRI, ICRISAT Collaborate on Policy Communications and Innovation Platforms Training Workshop

On 23 April 2018, the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) collaborated with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to deliver a training workshop on Policy communications and Innovation Platforms in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State. The training workshop was attended by 40 participants (37 males, three females) from Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto states. The participants were representatives …

Strengthening media involvement in agricultural policy processes in Kebbi State

On 24 and 25 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course for journalists in Kebbi State. The training course was attended by 23 participants (14 males and 9 females) from various media houses in Kebbi State. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement in the agricultural policy …

STRENGTHENING MEDIA INVOLVEMENT IN POLICY PROCESSES IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR THROUGH POLICY COMMUNICATION

On 4 and 5 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course on policy communications for journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state’s capital. The training course was attended by 25 participants (21 males and 4 females) from various media houses in Ebonyi. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement …

M&E TRAINING FOR IMPROVED INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

On 19 and 20 March 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training course in Abuja for members of staff from various departments of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN). The training course was attended by 28 participants (17 males and 11 females) who were taught the principles of M&E, and the development and implementation of M&E …

Policy Communications Training held for Farmers, Extension Agents, Agrodealers and Community-based Organizations in Kaduna State

It is increasingly recognized that policymaking is substantially enhanced when all key stakeholders are actively involved in the process. Unfortunately, the voices of farmers and other practitioners, such as agrodealers are often unheard in national discussions and consultations on agricultural policy in Nigeria. As part of an effort to address this issue, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research …

Policy communications training held for farmers, extension agents, agrodealers and community-based organizations in Kaduna State

It is increasingly recognized that policymaking is substantially enhanced when all key stakeholders are actively involved in the process. Unfortunately, the voices of farmers and other practitioners, such as agrodealers are often unheard in national discussions and consultations on agricultural policy in Nigeria. As part of an effort to address this issue, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research …

TRAINING COURSE DELIVERED TO STRENGTHEN FURTHER THE LINKS BETWEEN KADUNA STATE’S JOURNALISTS AND ACADEMICS

As part of efforts towards improving the environment for policy making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has held a training course for academics and journalists on policy communications, on 1 and 2 March 2018 at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna …