IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on the concepts of policy communications at the training in Makurdi (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran From 23-24 July 2018, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) sustained its efforts towards a vibrant and healthy environment for discussion and decision-making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector by organizing a training on policy communications for journalists in Benue State. Participants of the training (7 males and 8 females) included journalists from both private and government-owned, mainstream radio, television and print media firms, as well as online publications. The training covered topics ranging from the introduction of concepts in policy communications, to the use and tracking of content on social media and how

Improving agricultural policy in Nigeria by enhancing data analysis

Hyacinth Edeh (IFPRI) delivering a Stata training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (c) 2018 IFPRI/Adebayo Ogunniyi As part of efforts towards strengthening Nigeria’s capacity for greater evidence-based policy processes in agriculture by increasing the capacity of Nigerian analysts to undertake and make widely available relevant evidence-based policy analysis, on 11-14 June 2018, a team of two (2) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated a training course on “Introduction to Survey Data Analysis using Stata” for 29 (22 males and 7 females) graduate students and faculty of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. As a result of this training, participants’ capacity in handling data for evidence-based decision