NSSP activities under the USAID Feed the Future (FtF) initiative include, among other things, support for the Agricultural Policy Research Network (APRNet), an independent network of agricultural policy professionals in Nigeria. This support falls under the capacity strengthening objective of NSSP intended to promote the use of evidence in the agricultural policymaking process in Nigeria.
One such activity supported by the NSSP was the APRNet Strategy and Program Development Planning Workshop held at Gracious Hotel in Garki II, Abuja on March 15, 2012. The meeting brought together twenty-nine participants (see Appendix B for participants list) and provided an opportunity for the members to contribute to the design of the strategy and program of the network.
The immediate outcome of this workshop was a draft of strategy and program development document for the Network and the Network’s Strategic Plan work plan and timeline. These are expected to guide the Network in its activities, especially in promptly responding to emerging agricultural policy issues in Nigeria.
by Hyacinth Edeh