The Policy Project Interacts with the Media in Ebonyi State

By Oyinkan Tasie Journalists at the Media Interactive Session in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, June 22, 2017 On June 22, 2017, the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project held an interactive session with the Media in Ebonyi State. Twenty seven (27) journalists from 18 Media Houses in Ebonyi State. In addition to representatives from radio, television and print media, the Public Relations Officer and other staff of the State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources also attended.  Five (5) of the 27 Journalists were also Newspaper Publishers. The session focused on the role of the Media in strengthening the Agricultural Policy Process in Ebonyi State. A major outcome of the session was the commitment by one of the publishers to
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
Participants of the Econometrics for Policy Analysis training course at FUT-Minna, Niger State On May 8-9, 2017, a team of 5 IFPRI trainers facilitated 2 parallel training courses on “Econometrics for Policy Analysis Using Stata” at the Federal University of Technology, Minna which were attended by a total of 50 (30 males and 20 females) participants including faculty and undergraduate students. Requested by the University, the training courses were designed to teach participants how to manage, analyze, and report findings from various types of economic data. The training courses covered basic introduction to the use of Stata for data storage, data cleaning, and statistical analysis for their various types of research work. Participants gained insights on how to handle data
Dr. George Mavrotas giving his opening remarks at the Policy Dialogue organized in Abuja. Following an initiative by USAID/Nigeria for the Feed the Future Implementing Partners (FtF IPs) to closely collaborate on program activities in Nigeria so as to enhance policy impact, the FtF IPs decided to launch the Feed the Future Policy Dialogue series of which the first was delivered on 6 April, 2017 in Abuja. Jointly organized by the Agro Inputs Project and the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, the first policy dialogue was titled “Bringing balanced fertilizers to the Nigerian market: Policy and investment implications of soil and crop-specific fertilizer blend-based technologies”. Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. George Mavrotas (Chief of Party for the FtF Nigeria Agricultural
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Laura Schmitt-Olabisi delivering her seminar presentation organized at the IFPRI Abuja Office. On 9 March 2017, Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, gave a seminar
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