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

Strengthening Farmer Group Dynamics in Delta State

Participants of the Group Dynamics training in Delta State (c) 2018 IFPRI/Amina Bashir As part of endeavours towards strengthening the capacity of Nigerian farmers to engage in policymaking processes, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) organized a Group Dynamics training for farmers in Delta State from 1- 2 November 2018. More specifically, the objective of the training, which was attended by 29 participants (20 male, 9 female) was to train group leaders on group dynamics thereby strengthening their capacity to strengthen their local formal and informal groups’ ability to manage their assets, make strategic group decisions and create a balanced level of participation. Participants in a group activity related to Conflict Resolution at

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
One of the participants presenting on behalf of her group at the policy comms training in Zaria (c) 2018 IFPRI/Amina Bashir It is increasingly recognized that policymaking is substantially enhanced when all key stakeholders are actively involved in the process. Unfortunately, the voices of farmers and other practitioners, such as agrodealers are often unheard in national discussions and consultations on agricultural policy in Nigeria. As part of an effort to address this issue, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a policy communications training course in Zaria, Kaduna State on 14 and 15 March 2018. The training had 17 males and 12 female participants representing farmer groups, extension agents, community based