Richmond Frimpong picks international award in agriculture journalism


Kumasi based Fox fm’s reporter, Richmond Frimpong, has been selected for International Federation of Agriculture Journalist ‘ALLTECH 2016 Young Leaders in Agriculture Journalism Awards, in Berlin.

Mr. Frimpong has been selected along nine other journalists from USA, Belgium, Australia, Burkina Faso, Great Britain,Canada, Norway New Zealand and Austria.

He is the only Ghanaian finalist and first to benefit from the IFAJ-ALLTECH Young leaders award since the establishment of the Award scheme by IFAJ-ALLTECH..

His effort in mobilizing a set of journalists together to promote agriculture and rural development stories fetched him the Award.

In all 10 agriculture journalists have been selected to receive the award in July 2016 at Germany, Berlin.The selection process consisted of points for a written submission, the judge’s impression of the candidates’ leadership potential, their proven leadership abilities and a narrative explaining their interest in the young leaders program.

richIn a media release by the IFAJ, it noted that the award support the winner’s participation in an IFAJ congress and an intensive boot camp-style workshop.

This year’s boot camp takes place  July 11-12, prior to the IFAJ congress in Bonn, Germany.

The award has existed for 11 years now and almost 100 journalists have already received the chance to strengthen their skills and expand their global network through their excellent program

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