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Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Presentations

From 25 to 27 September 2019, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialists from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), delivered a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training for 27 staff of Niger State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (NAMDA) (21 males, seven females).

The objectives of the MEL training were to equip selected staff of NAMDA with the knowledge of basic concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in line with the results of an earlier Organization Performance Index (OPI) done by IFPRI for the ministry. It was also meant to demonstrate ARCN’s enhanced institutional ability in the area of MEL, building on earlier capacity building activities IFPRI has already done with the Council on various areas, including MEL.

The training was delivered using a well-developed project MEL training material. Key messages communicated to participants included the basic concepts and principle of M&E, concepts of target setting, baseline and how to frame indicators. Other topics covered in the training include: the stages in the M&E system; development of the M&E plan with special attention to the development

Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Saweda Liverpool-Tasie, Michigan State University
Adeola Olajide, University of Ibadan

IFPRI, Abuja, Nigeria

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Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria

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Thomas Reardon, ABU, Zaria, Nigeria

Overview:

1) Concept of the Value Chain (VC), “fish image”, as cluster of VCs with dendritic structure
2) Evolution of research approaches

3) Axes of VC transformation: structure, conduct/behavior, performance presented in structure of VC typology (traditional, transitional, modern)
4) Examples of transformation of VCs: fish (Asia/US), chicken (US) potatoes (India, US), dairy (Brazil), chicken (US)

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Danielle Resnick. “What Drives Agricultural Policy Reform in Africa?” Insights from the Kaleidoscope Model of Food Security Change,” presented at the seminar for the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, June 30, 2016, Abuja, Nigeria

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