Hyacinth Edeh facilitating a Training Session On behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a 3-day Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training to the staff of Ebonyi State University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University (Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State) and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (Umudike, Abia State) from July 31st to August 2nd 2019. The training was attended by 25 participants (14 male, 11 female). The objective of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning training was to train academia on the basic concepts of M&E so as to identify M&E gaps in research/project activities. The training commenced with the introduction to the basic concepts of M&E including principles of M&E, stages in M&E

Group Dynamics Training Held for Farmer Groups in Ebonyi

Participants and facilitators of the Group Dynamics Training held for Farmer Groups in Ebonyi State in September 2018 (c) IFPRI/Medinah Ayuba On 24- 25 September 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a training for farmer groups on group dynamics in Ebonyi State. The training, which was opened by Ebonyi State’s commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Moses Nome, was attended by 31 participants (24 male and 7 female) all representing 15 farmer groups based in the state. The training was aimed at further empowering Nigeria’s farmers to be able to strengthen the ability of their local formal and informal groups to manage their assets, make strategic group decisions and create a balanced level of participation in agriculture. Participants of
Policy Communications training course for journalists in Ebonyi state (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran On 4 and 5 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course on policy communications for journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state’s capital. The training course was attended by 25 participants (21 males and 4 females) from various media houses in Ebonyi. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement in Nigeria’s agricultural policy process. Already, as a result of this training, these 25 journalists have committed to being more active on social media and dedicating more resources to covering agricultural policy issues in coming months. Trainers and participants of the Policy
Participants of the Stata training courses organized at FUNAI (c) 2018 IFPRI Trainers and participants of the Stata training courses organized at FUNAI (c) 2018 IFPRI On January 23-25, 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 “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” over 3 days at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (Ebonyi State) which were attended by a total of 48 participants (36 males and 12 females) including faculty and the graduate student body from various departments within the University. The training courses were designed to teach participants how to manage, analyze, and report findings from various types of economic data. Participants