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
Members of the training team and participants of the Introductory Policy Communications training course in Niger State (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran Journalists, are key players in the policymaking space. As such, it is essential that they are well-equipped to be able to effectively drive public conversations around policy issues. It is on this basis that the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered a policy communications training for 27 journalists based in Niger State from 13-14 November 2018. The participants (13 male, 14 female) at the training were all professionals working with various news media firms, including privately, federal and state-owned organizations. The training provided journalists with an introduction to the concepts of policy
IFPRI and NAERLS Facilitators alongwith participants of the Policy Communications for Advocacy training held in Minna, Niger State. (C) 2018 IFPRI Bisola Oyediran On 27-28 August 2018, a team of three trainers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a staff of the National Agricultural Extension Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) held a training on policy communications in Minna, the capital of Nigeria’s Niger State. The 18 (10 males, 8 females) participants of the training entitled Policy Communications for Advocacy, included farmer groups, extension agents, the state’s Agricultural Development Programme, agrodealers and community-based organizations. The topics covered by the training included an introduction to policy communications, the use of social media, as well as sources of information on agriculture.
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.