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

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.

Better Monitoring and Evaluation for More Effective Policymaking on Agriculture in Kaduna State

Participants of the USAID-funded training course on M&E held in Kaduna (c) 2018 IFPRI/Tunji Fasoranti Accurately measuring performance and results is an essential part of successfully implementing any policy. Therefore, it is imperative to emphasize the importance of having robust capacity for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the agricultural sector in Nigeria at all levels. As part of its commitment towards bolstering the national capacity for evidence-based decision-making in agriculture, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a training course for staff of the Kaduna State Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Kaduna Agricultural Development Project from 17-19 December 2018 in Kaduna State. Participants engaging in a group exercise at the Monitoring and Evaluation training course held in Kaduna
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
A participant making a presentation on behalf of his group at the policy communications training for farmers (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran 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
IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on the role of academics and journalists in policy communications (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran As part of efforts towards improving the environment for policy making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has held a training course for academics and journalists on policy communications, on 1 and 2 March 2018 at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State. The training course was attended by 24 participants (13 males, 11 females). IFPRI’s Bisola Oyediran making a presentation on the use of social media and other online platforms for policy communications (c) 2018 IFPRI/Elisabeth

Seminar delivered at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria

  Dr Hatzenbuehler along with participants of the research seminar held at Ahmadu Bello University (c) Ahmadu Bello University 2017 Dr. Patrick Hatzenbuehler, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI-Abuja, presented a research seminar on “Macroeconomic Factor Influence on Agricultural Program Sustainability in Kaduna State, Nigeria” at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria on December 12, 2017. The seminar was attended by twenty-two people (three females and nineteen males), including faculty members and graduate students in the ABU Department of Agricultural Economics, NAERLS staff, and NAERLS senior management. Helpful comments were received from Prof. Christogonus Daudu, Assistant Director of Research, Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation at NAERLS, and Prof. Zakari Abdulsalam, Professor of