On 24- 25 September 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a training for farmer groups on group dynamics in Ebonyi State.
The training, which was opened by Ebonyi State’s commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Moses Nome, was attended by 31 participants (24 male and 7 female) all representing 15 farmer groups based in the state.
The training was aimed at further empowering Nigeria’s farmers to be able to strengthen the ability of their local formal and informal groups to manage their assets, make strategic group decisions and create a balanced level of participation in agriculture.
Topics covered in the training included Group Vision and Mission, Working as a Team, Leadership, Communication, Conflict Management and Resolution, Group Decision-making, Group Registration, Mobilizing Resources, Planning and Implementation and Organizing Records.
Participants expressed commitment to stepping down the knowledge and skills gained from the training in their various groups.
This training is part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The project is jointly implemented by IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Michigan State University with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria).