By Saweda Liverpool-Tasie
Training one to train others under the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project- Capacity Building at Benue State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources
During the week of July 23, 2017, the Policy project organized a three-day training on “Introduction to STATA” for planners, policy analysts, heads of departments, and directors of the Benue State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Benue Agricultural and Rural Development Authority. The Training modules were delivered by Mr. Wale Ogunleye (the pioneer PhD Scholar of the Visiting Scholars Program who returned in May 2017 from Michigan State University, in collaboration with Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, a Nigerian Faculty. The Trainers were supported by Messrs. Osayanmon Osawe and Monday Shaibu (both incoming project scholars at MSU). The training was preceded by opening remarks from the Director, Planning Research and Statistics of the Benue State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Benue State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Director, Project Monitoring and Evaluation of the Benue Agricultural and Rural Development Authority attended the training. Participants were exposed to the usefulness of STATA for policy research and how to use the software package for policy research.