Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 85.

Hiroyuki Takeshima and Hyacinth Edeh. 2017. Constraints for small-scale private irrigation systems in the North Central zone of Nigeria: Insights from a typology analysis and a case study. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 85. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 83

Mulubrhan Amare, Todd Benson, Olusegun Fadare, and Motunrayo Oyeyemi. 2017. Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Quantitative evidence from the Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 83. East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 82

Todd Benson, Mulubrhan Amare, Motunrayo Oyeyemi, and Olusegun Fadare. 2017. Study of the Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria: Qualitative Evidence from Kebbi and Bauchi States. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 82. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
IFPRI’s Motunrayo Oyeyemi making a presentation at the Stata training in FUT Minna Photo: IFPRI/Hyacinth Edeh 2017 On November 7-9, 2017, a team of 4 trainers from the IFPRI Abuja Office facilitated two parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis using Stata” over three (3) days at the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT-Minna) which were attended by a total of 58 participants (41 males and 17 females) including faculty and the graduate student body from various departments within the University.

Policy Communications Training for Agriculture Ministry Staff

Participants engaging during one of the group exercise at the report and memo writing training course As part of further support to efforts by the Nigerian government to enhance capacity to plan and implement agricultural policy and programming, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has trained 26 mid-career staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on Rural Development (FMARD) on 3-4 July 2017 in Abuja.
Small group discussion during the Policy Communications training organized at FUNAAB (c) IFPRI 2017 On 7-8 June, 2017, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta which was attended by 26 participants (17 males and 9 females) including faculty and graduate students.
Participants engaging in a group exercise during the Policy Communications training held at the Federal university of Makurdi. (c) IFPRI 2017 On 31 May-1 June, a team of 2 IFPRI trainers facilitated an introductory Policy Communication training course at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi which was attended by 22 participants  (16 males and 6 females) including faculty and graduate students. The Policy Communication course was designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding and integrating communication concepts, approaches, and methods into program planning, policy planning, implementation and program management. The training emphasized on developing participants’ knowledge and skills to effectively communicate program and policy information through knowledge management systems so as to  support decision-making within the context
Following a request by USAID/Nigeria to conduct a scoping study in order to better understand the main drivers of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria, a Policy Event was organized on “The Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria with a Focus on Bauchi and Kebbi States” at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on 23 May, 2017. Dr. Todd Benson (IFPRI Senior Research Fellow) delivering his presentation on malnutrition in northern Nigeria The main presentation of the preliminary findings emanating from the ongoing study on the drivers of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria with a focus on Bauchi and Kebbi states was delivered by Dr. Todd Benson (Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, Washington DC) followed by