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

Policy Communications Training for Journalists in Cross River State

IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on policy communication concepts during the policy communications training for journalists in Cross River State (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran Journalists, due to their role as information sharers, play a significant role in any country’s policy space. In recognition of this fact, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a policy communications training for 23 journalists (21 male, 2 female) in Cross River State on 17 and 18 May 2018. The training was aimed at exposing journalists to concepts related to policy communications, as well as introducing them to tools and sources of information relevant to agricultural policy in Nigeria. Journalists working in groups to develop storylines from policy briefs during the Policy Communications