Promoting inclusive agricultural and food security policies through research, capacity development, and influence for sustainable agri-food systems.
People trained in statistical and data analysis
The Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) was established in 2020 as one of the three centres of policy leadership in Africa. These Centres are part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security, Policy, Research, Capacity and Influence (PRCI) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with Michigan State University (MSU) as the Lab Lead.
PiLAF is a product of collaboration between the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL) and the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (DAERD) both in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
To be a world class centre of excellence in agricultural and food security policy that promotes best practices in participatory policy process
To promote inclusive agricultural and food security policy through research, capacity development and influence that enhances effective and sustainable agri- food systems in Nigeria and the rest of Africa
Our core objective is to influence the agricultural policy process through research, capacity development and effective collaboration among all stakeholders along the agri-food system.
“The 3months STATA training course was very impacting. I enjoyed how the trainers took their time to explain the details during each session. The weekly take-home assignments also encouraged personal assessment of one's level of understanding. The provision of all lecture materials is appreciated."
“The STATA training was hands-on and all participants were allowed to ask questions at any time during the training sessions. The trainers showed high level of academic and industry experience in statistics and econometrics. A virtual training made it possible for people from countries outside Nigeria to participate.”
“It was a great and awesome experience given that it was my first time I was introduced to R. I totally enjoyed the training even though I had the challenge of time differences and internet connectivity. I really appreciate the fact that PiLAF has availed the training materials to trainees.”
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