Africa Green Media's founding editor, Fidelis Zvomuya has been named as one of the six finalists, in the Information and Communications Technologies for Agriculture (ICT4Ag) media competition. Hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) the competition aims to encourage media to investigate challenges and opportunities for involving use of ICTs in agriculture, showcase success stories and best practices that can be replicated and raise awareness on the important role of these new technologies in agricultural transformation.
The six finalists were narrowed down from a total number of 108 entries received from journalist who were required to submit one original unpublished article on the following three topics:
- Enabling environment for the agricultural sector to maximise the benefits from ICTs
- Gender mainstreaming through ICTs for efficient/effective agricultural activities
- Use of ICTs to boost access to markets and facilitate agribusiness
Each finalist will receive a Euro 1 000 prize and as part of the prize they will also be fully supported to attend the ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda from 4 - 8 November 2013, where the overall winner will be announced.
In response to this great achievement, Fidelis says that being selected as a finalist will assist him in gaining access to an international platform to pursue his passion Africa Green Media.
Source: africa green media
Published in africa green media, on 17 Sep 2013, by Nonkonzo Nguse