By Mr. Chukwudi Charles Olumba and Mrs. Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa “Train One to Train Others”: Project Scholars Train Nigerian Faculty on Using “R” for Data Analysis 

FTF Agricultural Policy Project Strengthens Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector through Trainings

Tunji Fasoranti, making a presentation to participants during the Group Dynamics training organized for farmer groups in Kaduna State (c) 2019 IFPRI/Amina Bashir In 13 trainings conducted between 2- 25 May 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) within the framework of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project has trained 295 beneficiaries (223 male, 72 female) in Nigeria’s agricultural sector. The trainings covered a wide range of topics including Group Dynamics, Issues in Agriculture and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy Communications and STATA statistical software packages. The trainings were held in Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger States. Participants of the trainings include academics and researchers, journalists, farmer groups, agrodealers and government officials.   Training

FtF Project strengthening Nigeria’s agricultural sector through capacity-building

A training course on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using STATA” was organized for staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) in Abuja (c) 2019 IFPRI/Motunrayo Oyeyemi Group Dynamics training held for agrodealers in Benue State in March 2019 (c) 2019 IFPRI/Adetunji Fasoranti The Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered 16 trainings to close to 400 persons between 25 March and 30 April 2019 in Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger and Oyo states and Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The trainings, covered a wide range of areas, including Group Dynamics, Issues in Agriculture, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Policy Communications and the use of STATA for policy analysis.

POLICY COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS IN BENUE STATE

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