Working it out with Stakeholders – Involving them from the Very Beginning

By Oyinkan Tasie Meeting with key stakeholders in Nassarawa state. The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy project continues to make efforts to strengthen the policy process by bridging the gap between “knowledge providers” and “knowledge users.” On November 10, 2016, Dr. Oyinkan Tasie (MSU) held round table discussions with state commissioners for agriculture (Nassarawa and Rivers States); permanent secretaries of state ministries of agriculture (Ebonyi and Kaduna States); and directors of planning research and statistics (Ebonyi, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Rivers States). They also included directors of project monitoring and evaluation of state agricultural development programs (Ebonyi, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Rivers State) and faculty members at the Nasarawa State College of Agriculture. In Ebonyi State, the State Ministry of Agriculture