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November 16th, 2012

As part of an ongoing partnership with IFAD to raise the voices and concerns of smallholder farmers in West and Central Africa, IPS Africa is reporting this week from the IFAD regional forum in Banjul. A bi-lingual English / French TerraViva publication will be shared with all the delegates, telling the stories of young farmers from across the region. Features on new cassava varieties, continuing food security concerns, coffee production, solar power and irrigation schemes, and urban farming are contributed from Yaounde, Dakar, Kampala, Ouagadougou and Abidjan.

Read more features and listen to podcasts at our sites Africa’s Young Farmers Seeding the Future and Jeunes Agriculteurs d’Afrique Ensemencer l’Avenir

The latest stories are also available to read on your mobile phone using the www.ipsnews.net address.

 

More about: Africa, Agriculture, aid effectiveness, climate change, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 18th, 2012

 

 

 

IPS journalists have had a winning week in the Caribbean, in Africa and in Latin America.

Two of our journalists have won climate change reporting prizes awarded by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The awards ceremony was yesterday, 17th October, in Antigua. Read more »

More about: Africa, climate change, Global, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean, Providing news and content
October 15th, 2012

(L-r) Sara Ranzini and Giuseppe Sala (EXPO 2015), Kudzai Makombe (IPS Africa), Adérito Caledeira, (@verdade), Paolo Migliavacca (VITA) and Roberto Arditti (EXPO 2015). Credit: EXPO 2015.

IPS Africa was awarded The Africa Media Prize ­ EXPO MILAN 2015 at the recently concluded Expo Milano 2015 International Participants’ Meeting that took place from October 10 – 12.

The award, presented during the Communication session of the International Participants’ Meeting, recognizes IPS Africa for its capacity to voice the opinion of African communities regarding development issues. It was awarded jointly by EXPO and Afronline, an IPS partner. Read more »

More about: Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 1st, 2012

Journalists, trainers and logistics personnel.

Last week 11 journalists from all over Africa attended the Reporting on Rural Poverty and Agriculture workshop in Arusha, Tanzania, which was held in conjunction with the biannual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). The workshop was the third in a series of training workshops organised by Inter Press Service – IPS and Thomson Reuters Foundation in a partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), following events in Cairo and Rio de Janeiro earlier this year.

In addition to the training the participants attended a press conference with Kofi Annan and Melinda Gates, reported on keynote speaker Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of IFAD, live tweeted from the conference with the hashtag #AGRF2012, and visited two IFAD projects in rural Tanzania. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
September 3rd, 2012

IPS Correspondent Martha Nyambura and the team received the second place in the annual IFAJ-YARA Award for Sustainable Agriculture Reporting. The judges noted that she “presented an engaging story that illustrates what people in Africa are facing (and) made good use of limited resources to produce the report, addressing the issues of food access, hunger and nutrition for a growing world population”. See below for the link to her winning multimedia presentation. Watch the audio slideshow here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More about: Africa, Agricultura, Providing news and content, Sustainable development

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