Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Reporting on Food Security and Rural Development in South Asia 2022. Food security is a growing global concern. Food prices are at historic highs. But what is being done by policy makers to address these issues and who is making sure that rural poor people and their communities are heard, and their stories told?
The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is sponsoring this course, which will build expertise and increase knowledge of issues faced by rural communities, help journalists to present new viewpoints and promote discussion on how small-scale agriculture can respond to the growing demand for food and on the essential need to support rural transformation as food insecurity, climate change and economic uncertainty intensify.
They are inviting journalists from South Asia to apply for this workshop, which will cover food security, food production, markets and climate issues and include a skills lab on online verification, social media and digital story telling.
Taking part will give you access to leading IFAD experts as they look at ways to meet the challenges of tackling climate change, food security and production problems set against the backdrop of rising prices and the economic fallout of COVID-19 and global supply problems. You will get a chance to interview them about issues in your country.
This should not be seen as a one-off event. They expect all journalists who attend to pursue stories on these issues in their home countries after the workshop. They will also be offering some selected participants a small grant and assistance from TRF mentors to support the pursuit of those stories.
Once selected, applicants will also be asked to provide a letter from their editor supporting their participation in the programme, including a commitment to publish the story they will produce should they participate in the mentoring component of the course. This will only be requested by TRF once applicants have been selected for the course.
Applicants will be asked to upload the following documents as part of the application process:
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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