Dr Gabriel Malomo of ARCN leading a session  at the training on M&E frameworks for academia held at University of Calabar in July 2019.2019 (c) IFPRI/Adetunji Fasoranti The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, delivered seven trainings on range of courses including Issues in Agricultural and Development, Econometric Data Analysis Using STATA, Monitoring and Evaluation, Group Dynamics, and Policy Communications in Abakaliki, Asaba, Biase, Calabar, Ibadan, Ika South, New Bussa and Zaria in the months of June and July 2019 (See the details in the table below). These trainings were delivered to 261 persons (184 males and 77 females) and the participants included researchers in academia and state ministries

Towards Improving Seed Varieties, Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization

Over the period spanning 11-25 June 2019, Dr Hiroyuki Takeshima, Senior Research Fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), delivered four research seminars to an overall audience of 253 representatives from government and academic circles (198 male, 55 female) in four states of Nigeria: Cross River (11 June), Ebonyi (17 June), Delta (20 June) and Kebbi (25 June). The research seminars, entitled “Recent Research Findings on Seed Varieties, Irrigation, and Agricultural Mechanization in Nigeria” presented policy-relevant findings from studies carried out on the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project involving researchers from IFPRI, the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria and the University of Ibadan between 2016 and 2018. Research seminar delivered in Calabar, Cross River State (c)

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.

IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL POLICY IN NIGERIA BY ENHANCING DATA ANALYSIS

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