Launch of Agricultural Journalism Awards

Excellence in Caribbean Agricultural Journalism Awards Launched

A new showcase for the best Caribbean journalism on agriculture has been launched.

The 2011 Caribbean Media Awards for Excellence Agricultural Journalism has been inaugurated by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM) with the financial support of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

The awards follow a similar initiative in Trinidad and Tobago over the past two years. The competition covers work published or broadcast between April 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011, and closes June 1.

It is open to full-time and freelance journalists/photojournalists working with bona fide print, new media, radio and television enterprises.

The awards are intended to help journalists and producers to better understanding of agriculture issues, opportunities and innovation in the Caribbean. The organizers also hope to increase interaction and create new partnerships between agriculture and the media. With this additional incentive, the awards are to promote more informed reporting on agriculture, encouraging awareness of food security issues among citizens of Caribbean countries.

Read full official press release (pdf): Launch of Agricultural Journalism Awards

Apr, 19, 2011