Journalism contest on agricultural issues open


Journalists from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific can enter a writing competition about agriculture.

The contest, sponsored by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), aims to encourage journalists to investigate the challenges and opportunities facing farmers today. It is open to media professionals from 79 ACP member countries, ranging from Antigua to Zimbabwe.

The competition is in conjunction with the international conference on ICT4ag, which will be held in Kigali, Rwanda. Topics include enabling environment for the agricultural sector to maximize the benefits from ICTs, gender mainstreaming through ICTs for efficient/effective agricultural activities and the use of ICTs to boost access to markets and facilitate agribusines.

The top six finalists will receive full funding to attend the conference and will receive EUR?1,000 (about US$1,280). Participants are invited to submit one article, TV or radio story in English or French.

The deadline is Aug. 15.

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