Nigerian Journalist Wins First AWARD-FARA Media Competition

ACCRA (July 20 2013)—Nigerian journalist Oluyinka Alawode is the winner of the first Africa-wide media competition held by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

Alawode’s winning entry discussed the role of innovative Nigerian women agricultural scientists whose research is enabling smallholder women farmers to increase their incomes. The prize was announced today during FARA’s Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW), a conference attended by some 1,000 international delegates.

African journalists from nine countries (Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) competed in the contest.


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