STRENGTHENING MEDIA INVOLVEMENT IN POLICY PROCESSES IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR THROUGH POLICY COMMUNICATION

Policy Communications training course for journalists in Ebonyi state (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran

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 in Nigeria’s agricultural policy process. Already, as a result of this training, these 25 journalists have committed to being more active on social media and dedicating more resources to covering agricultural policy issues in coming months.

Trainers and participants of the Policy Communications training course for journalists in Ebonyi state (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran

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 (USAI

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