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 data analysis in agricultural research, with a combination of demonstrations and practical exercises.
According to Mr Rasaq Oyeleye who works with FMARD as a Value Chain Desk Officer, “My personal experience was highly rewarding. I had little experience in the use of STATA in my academic pursuit. The training further enhanced my skills in data cleaning and management for effective data analysis. The experience is also helpful in the day to day data management and analysis on my value chain desk in FMARD. I want to commend the trainers, Segun and Tunrayo for taking us through the Stata rudiments and with practical illustrations. The materials provided are helpful for further assistance in future applications…. Once again, I commend the organizer, IFPRI for the training, training materials and training conducive environment. Thanks all.”
The training is part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The Project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria) and jointly implemented by Michigan State University and IFPRI-NSSP.