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 …

Collaboration with ICRISAT 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 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 …

Special Announcement: Call for Papers – Second Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Abuja, 18-20 June 2018

Michigan State University (MSU), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partners in the Nigerian Agricultural Policy sector are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Second National Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, to be held in Abuja, on 18-20 June 2018. The overall theme of the Conference is “Collaborative Research for Agricultural Policy in Nigeria”. The …

Training workshop brings together stakeholders from academia, government and private sector – The Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project

On March 5-6, 2018, the policy project conducted a 2- day training workshop on value chain concepts and analysis in Minna, Niger State. Over 70 participants attended the workshop (focused on the fish subsector) from the private sector, government, research institutes, as well as 3 Universities in Niger and Kebbi states. Michigan State University (MSU) faculty (Dr. Tom Reardon and Dr. Saweda Liverpool-Tasie) presented the …

Policy project scholar wins one of 6 spots in Global competition to participate in International Conference.

Policy project scholar Ms. Aisha Lawal (who spent the Spring 2017 semester at Michigan State University) with support from faculty at MSU, submitted a research proposal for presentation to an August 2018 – pre-conference workshop on quantitative food systems analysis. This special preconference is part of the 2018 International Conference of Agricultural Economists taking place in Vancouver, Canada. Ms. Lawal and other winners won highly …