Group Dynamics Training for Agro-dealers in Kebbi State

To equip agro-dealers with adequate skills to manage their groups, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered on behalf of the FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project a training course for agro-dealers in Kebbi State on 28 – 29 January 2019. The 35 participants (25 male, 10 female) represented various groups and were exposed to knowledge and skills related to conflict resolution, working as a team, communication and record keeping. It is expected that such trainings would enhance the capacity of various players in Nigeria’s agricultural sector … Read More

The FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Trains Academics & Researchers on Econometrics for Policy Analysis in Ebonyi

From 21-25 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), delivered another training on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using STATA” as part of the capacity building activities under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project in Ebonyi State. The 27 participants (16 male, 11 female) were lecturers and researchers from Ebonyi State University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University and the University of Nigeria Nsukka. The training was geared at equipping Nigeria’s analysts and researchers with knowledge and developing the … Read More

Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project trains Ebonyian journalists, and farmers on Policy Communications

In two trainings organized between 21 and 24 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) trained 35 journalists (21-22 January 2019) and 15 farmers (21-22 January 2019) in Ebonyi State on Policy Communications. The 50 (25 male and 25 female) participants were introduced to basic concepts of policy communications, the use of social media for both disseminating and tracking policy communications effectively and publicly available sources of information related to agricultural policy in the Nigerian context. In his … Read More

FtF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project delivers training on issues in agriculture and development in Delta State

From 14-18 January 2019, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered two trainings on “Issues in agriculture and development” for academics and researchers (14-16 January) and policy analysts (17-18 January) in Asaba, Delta State. The 51 participants in both trainings (35 male, 16 female) constituted the academic staff and researchers at Delta State University, as well as staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural resources, the State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority … Read More

Towards a stronger policymaking environment for agriculture in Cross River State

Over the five-day period covering 14-18 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered on behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a training course on “Issues in Agriculture and Development” for policy analysts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as researchers from the University of Port Harcourt, the University of Calabar,  the Niger Delta University and Cross River University of Technology in Calabar, Cross River State. The 47 participants (34 male and … Read More

Better Monitoring and Evaluation for More Effective Policymaking on Agriculture in Kaduna State

Accurately measuring performance and results is an essential part of successfully implementing any policy. Therefore, it is imperative to emphasize the importance of having robust capacity for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the agricultural sector in Nigeria at all levels. As part of its commitment towards bolstering the national capacity for evidence-based decision-making in agriculture, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a training course for staff of the Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Kaduna Agricultural … Read More

Can Strengthening Group Dynamics Improve Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector?

Actors in Nigeria’s agricultural sector have increasingly begun organizing themselves into formal groups, particularly cooperatives, in recent years. It is an established fact that cooperation allows individuals to harness their personal resources into powerful tools for change and growth. While cooperatives have the tangible benefit of allowing farmers to have wider access to agricultural support and financial services, an easily missed, yet extremely important benefit of cooperative activity, is its ability to build the aptitude for solving practical problems and … Read More

Training towards a stronger agricultural policy framework for Nigeria

On 10-11 December 2018, a training course on “Nigerian Agricultural Policies” was organized, which happens to be the first ever training course conducted by the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for the staff of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in Abuja, and on behalf the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The training course, which was attended by 22 participants (13 male, 9 female), was delivered by Dr. George Mavrotas … Read More

The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project commences training course on Issues in Agriculture and Development

In order to broaden knowledge on the linkages between agriculture and development, the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, its first ever training course on “International Issues in Agriculture and Development” for staff of the Agricultural Research Council from 29-30 November 2018 in Abuja. The maiden edition of this training course was attended by 20 participants (14 male, 6 female) and provided them with … Read More

STATA Training Delivered for Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Abuja

As part of efforts towards strengthening the capacity of Nigerian analysts to produce evidence that is relevant to agricultural policy, the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI- NSSP) carried out a training for staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) from 26-28 November 2018 in Abuja, on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The 21 participants (18 male, 3 female) were trained on the use of STATA for … Read More