CTA announces ACP media competition on ICTs for agriculture

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) in collaboration with its national, regional and international partners is delighted to announce the launch of the 2013 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) media competition on Information and Communications Technologies for Agriculture (ICT4ag).

Open to ACP journalists working for print and online media, 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 competition is being held in conjunction with the International Conference on ICT4ag, which will take place from 4 – 8 November 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. Competitors are invited to discuss one of the three following 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

Interested journalists are invited to send in one original unpublished article in English or French to , copying by 15 August 2013.
The guidelines of the competition are available at https://ict4ag.org.