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

Monitoring and Evaluation for Result Training for Stakeholders in FMARD

Participants at the Monitoring and Evaluation Training A 3-day Monitoring & Evaluation for Result training from 14th to 16th August 2019 was delivered by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on behalf of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project (NAPP) to staff of the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) and some of the donor funded projects in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD). The PCU coordinates all donor funded projects in FMARD.The training was conducted to teach the PCU and donor funded project staff the basic concepts of and scope of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, to identify M&E gaps in the project activities of the participating Department and projects and to generate program-specific M&E plans

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

M&E TRAINING FOR IMPROVED INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Participants interacting during the M&E training course organized for ARCN (c) 2018 IFPRI/Hyacinth Edeh On 19 and 20 March 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training course in Abuja for members of staff from various departments of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN). The training course was attended by 28 participants (17 males and 11 females) who were taught the principles of M&E, and the development and implementation of M&E plans and frameworks among others.  The participants were very grateful for this first of its kind intensive M&E training course delivered for the institution. This training course was organized by the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, which is jointly implemented