Towards a stronger policymaking environment for agriculture in Cross River State

Over the five-day period covering 14-18 January 2019, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered on behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, a training course on “Issues in Agriculture and Development” for policy analysts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as researchers from the University of Port Harcourt, the University of Calabar,  the Niger Delta University and Cross River University of Technology in Calabar, Cross River State. The 47 participants (34 male and 13 female) were taken through the various issues relevant to Nigeria’s agricultural policy space. The aim of the training was to build the national capacity of Nigeria’s policy analysts and researchers to provide and make available evidence that would ensure


Segun Fadare of IFPRI making a presentation at the training course on STATA at the University of Calabar (C) 2018 IFPRI/Adebayo Ogunniyi On February 12-14, 2018, a team of four (4) trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) facilitated two parallel training courses on “Introduction to Survey Data Analysis using Stata” for 50 (28 males and 22 females) researchers and faculty of the University of Calabar, in Cross River State. The training, which took place over three days in Calabar, was designed to teach participants how to manage, analyze, and report findings from various types of economic data. Participants gained insights on how to handle data for evidence-based decision making. The training course

Seminar delivered at the University of Calabar

Dr. Hatzenbuehler delivering his seminar presentation (c) 2017 IFPRI Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI-NSSP Abuja, presented a seminar on “How Macroeconomic Factors May Influence Agricultural Program Sustainability: Evidence from Cross River State, Nigeria” as part of the Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar Series at the University of Calabar on November 15, 2017. Dr. Hatzenbuehler and with seminar participants (c) 2017 IFPRI The seminar was attended by twenty people (seven females, and thirteen males), including members of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Economics faculty, graduate students from each department, staff from the Cross River Agricultural Development Programme (ADP), and a representative of a Calabar-based microfinance bank. The seminar was well-organized by Prof. Idiong C. Idiong,