Competition for African Journalists

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Competition for African Journalists: Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC), in collaboration with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, is organising an international conference to debate research findings and policy options around the theme “Young People, Farming & Food: the Future of the Agrifood Sector in Africa.”

In the run-up to the international conference, FAC is running a competition to find the best media reporting in Africa on young people and agriculture.

This competition aims to encourage young and early career journalists and media specialists (between ages 18-40) to investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with young people’s engagement in agriculture, to showcase success stories and best practices that can be replicated, and to raise awareness on the important role of young people in agriculture and rural development.

The competition is open to all media and communication professionals (either print, broadcast or electronic) who are nationals of African states and are from established media houses, private and public sector organisations (e.g. government ministries), and non-governmental organisations including farmer organisations.

Entries should be original pieces and demonstrate realities on the ground.

The piece should be based on case studies/information from the country or region in which the journalist/media specialist operates.

Each candidate will submit only one print (in word doc or docx format) or audio piece (in mp3 format) from any African country.

Any accompanying photos for print articles should be sent as jpegs. The title and the name of the author should be clearly written on the cover page to the piece, or details included in email with audio piece.

Applicants must submit their entry in English only by email.

Entries should be submitted to post [at] and copied to info [at]

Your journalistic piece must reach the organisers by no later than 17th February to be considered for inclusion in the competition.

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