Second Policy Communications Training for National Assembly Journalists in Abuja

On 30-31 July, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a second training for members of the National Assembly Press Corps in Abuja, further building on efforts towards strengthening the policymaking environment for agriculture in Nigeria. The training, which was attended by 14 (9 male and 5 female) journalists, built on the first training held in January 2018 and covered aspects such as strategizing …

POLICY COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS IN BENUE STATE

From 23-24 July 2018, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) sustained its efforts towards a vibrant and healthy environment for discussion and decision-making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector by organizing a training on policy communications for journalists in Benue State. Participants of the training (7 males and 8 females) included journalists from both private and government-owned, mainstream radio, television …

Journalists in Delta State were Trained in Policy Communications

As part of continuing efforts towards having a vibrant and healthy environment for discussion and decision-making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-NSSP) delivered a policy communications training course for journalists in Delta State on 17-18 July 2018. The 19 participants (16 male and 3 female) of the training included journalists from both private and …

MASTERCLASS FOR JOURNALISTS IN ABUJA

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has trained 30 of Nigeria’s journalists (19 male, 11 female) in a policy communications masterclass in Abuja. The training workshop was organized on 11-12 June 2018 and included participants from Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, and the states of Cross River, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger. The masterclass was led by Mr. Drew Sample, IFPRI’s Media Engagement Manager …

Policy Communications Training for Journalists in Cross River State

Journalists, due to their role as information sharers, play a significant role in any country’s policy space. In recognition of this fact, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a policy communications training for 23 journalists (21 male, 2 female) in Cross River State on 17 and 18 May 2018. The training was aimed at exposing journalists to concepts related to policy communications, as …

Collaboration with ICRISAT on Policy Communications and Innovation Platforms Training Workshop

On 23 April 2018, the Abuja Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) collaborated with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to deliver a training workshop on Policy communications and Innovation Platforms in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State. The training workshop was attended by 40 participants (37 males, three females) from Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto states. The participants were representatives …

Strengthening media involvement in agricultural policy processes in Kebbi State

On 24 and 25 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course for journalists in Kebbi State. The training course was attended by 23 participants (14 males and 9 females) from various media houses in Kebbi State. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement in the agricultural policy …

STRENGTHENING MEDIA INVOLVEMENT IN POLICY PROCESSES IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR THROUGH POLICY COMMUNICATION

On 4 and 5 April 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) facilitated a training course on policy communications for journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state’s capital. The training course was attended by 25 participants (21 males and 4 females) from various media houses in Ebonyi. Recognizing the importance of media in shaping the social narratives on agriculture, this training was organized to enhance media involvement …

Policy Communications Training held for Farmers, Extension Agents, Agrodealers and Community-based Organizations in Kaduna State

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 …

Policy communications training held for farmers, extension agents, agrodealers and community-based organizations in Kaduna State

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 …