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Nigeria - Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs

Nigeria - Assessment of Agricultural Information Needs

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An Action Plan proposed to cater for the identified information needs as well as
capacity building requirements is shown in Table 5.

Table 5. Proposed CTA action plan

Strategies

Activities

Objectives

Expected
results

Persons
responsible

Participants Duration

Post-study
Stakeholders’
Workshop

Meeting
Preparation of
Agenda
Presentation of
study’s
findings
Draft

of
proposed roles

To

brief

strategic
partners on the
findings of the
study as well
as attain a
consensus on
their expected
roles in the
partnership.

MOU
document
prepared.
Roles clearly
delineated

CTA
CTA
National
Consultant

CTA

CTA,

22

proposed
strategic
partners and
national
consultant

3 days

Establishment of
CTA’s on-line
and CD-ROM
databases

in

proposed
partners

and

beneficiary
organizations

Supply of CD-
ROMs

and

other
accessories,
Supply

of

Computers
Installation.

To increase
stakeholders
access

to
information on
agriculture and
rural
development.

Databases
established
and
several
stakeholders
have increased
access

to
information on
agriculture and
rural
development.

CTA

22 Strategic
partners
Strategic
Partners

CTA,

22

Proposed
Strategic
Partners,
Federal
Government of
Nigeria

1 year

Production and
distribution of
special bulletins
and briefs for
the

identified

information
needs

Preparation of
manuscripts,
Production of
Bulletins/Briefs
and
Distribution of
Bulletins/Briefs
.

To increase
stakeholders’
knowledge and
skills of the
identified
information
needs.

Many copies of
bulletins/briefs
are produced
and distributed
to the 22
strategic
partners

for

further
dissemination
to

other

stakeholders.

CTA
NAERLS

22 Strategic
Partners

CTA

and

Strategic
Partners

3 years

Translation of
special bulletins
and briefs of the
identified
information
needs to local
languages.

Translation,
Printing and
Distribution.

To increase
stakeholders’
accessibility
and
understanding
of the identified
information
provided.

Special
Bulletins and
Briefs
translated into
local
languages and
distributed to
various
stakeholders.

NAERLS
NAERLS
22 Strategic
Partners

NAERLS
21

Other

Strategic
Partners
Federal
Government

1 year

40

Strategies

Activities

Objectives

Expected
results

Persons
responsible

Participants Duration

Multimedia
educational
campaign on the
importance of
ICM

for
managerial and
non managerial
personnel

of
agricultural and
rural
development
organizations.

Seminars,
Radio
broadcast,
Television
broadcast,
Newspaper
articles and
Handbills.

To increase
managerial
and

non

managerial
personnel’s’
awareness of
the importance
of ICM;
To

create

favourable
attitude
towards ICM;
and
To encourage
the upgrading
of
organizations
ICTs, establish
Internet
connectivity
and

create

websites

Attendance of
seminars,
favourable
attitude
towards ICM
created and
increased
knowledge of
the importance
of ICM. Also
increased
number

of
institutions that
have current
ICTs, Internet
connectivity
and websites.

CTA,
NAERLS,
Lagos State
Radio Service,
Abia
Newspaper
and Publishing
Corporation,
(The Nigerian
Ambassador),
Federal Radio
Corporation of
Nigeria,
Kaduna,
Radio Nigeria,
Maiduguri,
Plateau
Publishing
Company (The
Nigeria
Standard),
The Guardian
Newspapers,
New Nigeria
Newspapers
and
University of
Ibadan,

CTA, Strategic
Partners,
Management
of Institutions

One Year

Train-the-
Trainers Skills
Workshop on
Application of
Communication
Technologies

Invitation

of

Participants,
Preparation of
Workshop
Materials,
Actual training
and
Evaluation of
training

To

train
individuals who
will train others
in

the
application of
communication
technologies.

Production of a
core of ICT
trainers

CTA,
NAERLS,
Michael
Okpara
University of
Agriculture and
University of
Ibadan.

CTA, and the
22 Strategic
Partners
Institutions

Two weeks

Training
workshop

on

Participative
Methodologies

Invitation

of

Participants,
Preparation of
Workshop
Materials,
Actual training
and
Evaluation of
training

To increase
participants’
knowledge and
skills

of

participative
methodologies
for research
and extension
activities

Participants
use increased
number

of

participative
methodologies
in

their
research and
extension
activities.

CTA
NAERLS
University of
Ibadan,
Michael
Okpara
University of
Agriculture

CTA, Strategic
Partners
Institutions

One week

Workshop on
Editing

of

Reports

Invitation

of

Participants
Preparation of
Workshop
Materials
Actual training
Evaluation of
training

To increase
editing skills of
participants.

Increased
knowledge and
skills on editing
reports.

CTA,
NAERLS,
University of
Ibadan,
Michael
Okpara
University of
Agriculture

CTA,
NAERLS,
Other Strategic
Partners

One week

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Strategies

Activities

Objectives

Expected
results

Persons
responsible

Participants Duration

Publicity
programme of
CTA’s activities,
products and
services

on
radio, television
and
newspapers

Preparation of
materials
Arrangement
for use of
materials
Actual
broadcast

To increase
stakeholders’
awareness and
knowledge of
CTA’s
activities,
products and
services.

Increase

in

number

of

feature
articles, radio
and television
broadcast in
strategic
partners’
media..

CTA
NAERLS
Radio Nigeria,
Maiduguri,
Federal Radio
Corporation of
Nigeria,
Kaduna,
Lagos Radio
Service,
The Guardian
Newspaper,
New Nigeria
Newspapers,
The Nigerian
Ambassador,
The

Nigeria

Standard.

CTA,

The
Guardian, New
Nigerian, The
Nigeria
Standard and
The National
Ambassador.

3 years

Review

of

university
curricula

Preparation of
Position Paper
on Need for
Change,
Administrative
procedure for
change

in

university
followed,
Change
implemented

To increase
knowledge and
skills in ICM
and production
of graduates
equipped to
manage
information
and
communication
activities.

Incorporation
of information
and
communication
management
courses into
curricula and
subsequent
production of
graduates
knowledgeable
in ICM.

National
Consultant,
University of
Ibadan,
Michael
Okpara
University of
Agriculture

CTA, Federal
Government
and Strategic
Partner and
Universities.

3 years.

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