#Win – Excellence in Agriculture Journalism Awards

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New Media prize at the IICA/CARDI Agricultural Journalism Awards Source: Guardian Newspapers - Trinidad and Tobago

New Media prize at the IICA/CARDI Agricultural Journalism Awards
Source: Guardian Newspapers – Trinidad and Tobago

It’s my pleasure to inform you dear reader of success yet again! Tech4agri achieved success in the The Excellence in Agricultural Journalism in Trinidad and Tobago awards for 2013. A win was earned in the category for ‘New Media – Web based and digital media’  for the article “The Misunderstood Stakeholder…” published April 2013.

The article took the view of the agricultural extension officer, who in the Trinidad and Tobago agri sector is sometimes blamed for the lack of proper technical support that many farmers experience. An interview with one these misunderstood stakeholders revealed that they often face a severe lack of resources which limit their ability to provide the necessary support. Additionally, the articleprovided examples of how the provision of resources such as ICTs and transportation are a necessity for effective extension services.

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)  announced the winners of their 2013 media awards competition held under the theme: ‘Food and Nutrition Security in our Hands: Linking Policies and Practices’. The Excellence in Agricultural Journalism in Trinidad and Tobago awards were adjudicated by a team of highly-qualified professionals in the field of media and agriculture. – an excerpt for the IICA press release on the competition.

Awardees provided stories in agriculture for several medium including print, radio, television, human interest and feature items. There was also a Citizen Journalist/Youth category in which a member of the public was given a chance to shed light on relevant topics for the theme of the competition.

Tech4agri will continue to strive for the best in reporting the stories and topics in agriculture which are of meaning to you the reader. Thank you for your support.

Another example in which agriyouth should persevere in their endeavors. Stay Dedicated!

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