Yero S. Bah, a Gambian freelance journalist with Mansa Banko Online Newspaper has won the 2022 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award, an international prestigious award by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) based in Canada.
Bah who specialises in agricultural reporting is among the ten recipients of this award following scrutiny of their applications by an international jury, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) announced.
This year’s programme sponsored by Alltech, honours 10 young agricultural journalists and communicators who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in reporting and an excellent potential as leaders of the industry in the years to come.
The honourees were chosen by an international jury among applicants from many of the IFAJ’s 56 member countries, IFAJ stated.
The awardees also underwent a boot-camp few days prior to the main congress and award ceremony meant to capacitate journalists on latest agricultural reporting techniques.
The 2022 Congress and Boot-camp were held in Vingsted, Denmark in June. Unfortunately, Yero was unable to attend the ceremony in Denmark due to a visa rejection by the Danish Embassy in Bamako Mali, despite a fully sponsored trip by IFAJ/Alltech to receive his award.
The International awardees are: Yero S. Bah, the Gambia –Mansa Banko Online Newspaper; Megan Hughes, Australia-ABC; Becky Zimmer, Canada-Pattison Media; Maria Wehrle, Germany-Badischer Landwirtschafts-Verlag; Hannah Binns, Great Britain-Farmers Guardian; Tracey Donaghey, Ireland-Ulster Farmers’ Union; Tamba Tengbeh, Sierra Leone-Regional Rice Value Project; Daud Abdi Dimbil, Somalia-Freelancer; Cecilia Persson, Sweden-Lantbrukets Affarstidning; and
Megan Schilling, USA-Successful Farming, IFAJ statement added.
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