On 24 and 25 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course for journalists in Kebbi State. The training course was attended by 23 participants (14 males and 9 females) from various media houses in Kebbi State. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement in the agricultural policy process. The training was very educative and inspiring for the journalists who will use the knowledge gained to successfully disseminate emerging agricultural policy issues to stakeholders in Kebbi State.
As a result of this training, journalists in Kebbi State have committed to dedicating more resources to cover agricultural policy issues as well as to increasingly use social media as an extra avenue for the dissemination of agricultural related policy issues. This training course was organized by the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, which is jointly implemented by IFPRI and Michigan State University (MSU) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Nigeria).