CTA announces ACP Media Competition on Value Chains

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 2012 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Media Competition on value chains.

Open to all media and communication professionals from the ACP, the competition aims to encourage journalists and media specialists to investigate the challenges and opportunities for involving smallholder farmers in value chains, showcase success stories and best practices that can be replicated and raise awareness on the important role of value chains in agricultural and rural development.

The competition is being held in conjunction with the International Conference on value chains development, which will take place from 6 – 9 November 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The top six finalists will be supported to attend the conference and provide media coverage. The top three winners will be announced during the event.

Submissions are invited to discuss one or more of the following themes:

  • Trends on value chain development
  • Value chain innovations
  • Enabling environments
  • Sustainability and scaling up, and
  • Capacity development

Interested candidates are invited to send in one original print or audio-visual piece in English or French to makingtheconnection@cta.int , copying Mikenga@cta.int by 10 August 2012. For full details of the competition please visit http://makingtheconnection.cta.int/awards .

Media Contact: Samuel Mikenga; Tel: +31 317 467101; Email: mikenga@cta.int

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