Further Strengthening NAERLS’ Ability to Conduct Nigeria’s Annual Agricultural Performance Survey

Motunrayo Oyeyemi, part of the training team from IFPRI, taking participants through the CSPro software (c) 2018 IFPRI/Segun Fadare When a training producing far-reaching results for an institution and agricultural policymaking in a country, then it becomes more than a training. When Motunrayo Oyeyemi and Segun Fadare, two (2) researchers from the Nigeria Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), went to deliver the “Computer Assisted Personal Interview using CSPro” course at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria on 13-15 November 2018, this was certainly the desired outcome. The training, which was attended by 25 participants (21 male, 4 female), introduced participants to the CSPro software and took them

Training for Benue State University (BSU) Researchers on Survey Data Analysis in Benue State

Facilitators and participants engaging in a practical exercise at the training on the use of STATA for Survey Data analysis at BSU (c) 2018 IFPRI/Hyacinth Edeh On 5-9 November 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a training on survey data analysis for 30 (23 male, 7 female) academics at the Benue State University (BSU) in Makurdi, Benue State’s capital. The 5-day training course introduced participants to the use of STATA for carrying out survey data analysis, with presentations and practical exercises aimed at increasing the familiarity of the staff and graduate students of BSU with STATA as a tool for data analysis. The training was also geared towards further strengthening the ability of these researchers to be
IFPRI’s Elisabeth Douglas making a presentation on the role of academics and journalists in policy communications (c) 2018 IFPRI/Bisola Oyediran As part of efforts towards improving the environment for policy making in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) Office of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has held a training course for academics and journalists on policy communications, on 1 and 2 March 2018 at the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State. The training course was attended by 24 participants (13 males, 11 females). IFPRI’s Bisola Oyediran making a presentation on the use of social media and other online platforms for policy communications (c) 2018 IFPRI/Elisabeth