Nelly Bassily | July 22, 2013
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) has launched the 2013 Media Competition on Information and Communications Technologies for Agriculture (ICT4ag).
The competition is open to journalists working in print and online media in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific nations. It encourages journalists to investigate and showcase the challenges and opportunities related to the use of ICTs in agriculture, and highlight success stories and best practices.
Journalists should submit original, unpublished articles with concrete examples that fit into one of three areas:
− enabling an environment for the agricultural sector to maximize the benefits of ICTs;
− gender mainstreaming through ICTs for efficient/effective agricultural activities, and;
− the use of ICTs to boost access to markets and facilitate agribusiness.
The competition is being held in conjunction with the International Conference on ICT4ag, which takes place from November 4-8, 2013 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The top six finalists will be supported to attend the conference and provide media coverage. The top three winners will be selected on the basis of an original article they will produce during the event.
The deadline for entries is August 15, 2013.
For more information and entry guidelines, visit: http://www.ict4ag.org/en/awards/media.html