Journalism competition: Young People, Farming and Food

    | January 30, 2012

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    An international conference to debate the theme “Young People, Farming and Food: The Future of the Agrifood Sector in Africa,” will take place on March 19-21, 2012 in Accra, Ghana.

    As part of the conference, organizers are holding a competition to find the best media reporting in Africa on young people and agriculture. The competition is aimed at young African journalists and media specialists between the ages of 18 and 40. Entries should investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with young people’s engagement in agriculture, or highlight successes or best practices.

    Entries should be original pieces that are based in the country or region in which the journalist operates. Applicants must submit their entry in English only by email. Entries should be submitted to: and copied to:

    The deadline for entry is Friday, February 17th. For further information, see: