Institute trains journalists in Benue on agric policies
The International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI, has held a two-day capacity workshop for journalists in Benue to promote effective agricultural policies.
In an online invitation made available to The Abuja Inquirer by the institute’s communications specialist, Onyeche Douglas, in Makurdi, the training titled "Policy Communication for Journalists", is organized as part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project.
The training is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women through improved policy enabling environment.
The goal will also be achieved through increased national capacity of journalists to generate and analyze information and to formulate evidence-based policy options for considerations by decision makers and stakeholders.
The training will improve policy processes that are driven by empirical evidence and based on active dialogue among relevant stakeholders
Our correspondent reports that the Nigeria Agriculture Policy Project is designed to address policy research and capacity building.
It is to ensure that Nigerian institutions are equipped to respond effectively and in a timely manner to the increasing capacity, knowledge and information needs of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, FMARD.
The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is a five year, $12.5 million initiative, jointly promoted between Michigan State University, MSU, and the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program and funded by USAID-Nigeria.