Friday, February 13, 2015


The FAO is calling journalists or group of journalists to apply for A. H. Boerma Award. The A. H. Boerma award is for the journalists who have brought food security and rural development issues in developing countries to the attention of civil society.The award constitutes of an inscribed medal and a description of winner’s achievements. The winner will also get a cash prize of $10,000 USD. The award ceremony will be held at FAO headquarters, Rome. The winner will travel to Rome to receive the award.

Eligibility Criteria
§        Nominations from any country are welcome.
§        Each nomination should be accompanied by background information on the nominee, a selection ofmedia material that successfully represents the nominee’s work and was published or broadcast during the last four years.
How to Apply
Nominations for the award can be submitted by FAO Assistant Directors-General and Directors at FAO headquarters in Rome, FAO Regional and Subregional Representatives, FAO Country Representatives and Directors of FAO liaison offices.
Deadline: 20 February 2015 For more information, visit
A. H. Boerma Award.

Journalists from Kenya, South Africa can apply for an international reporting trip to Nepal. See the links below :

Journalists from Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia can apply for reporting fellowship.
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