Thursday, 5 February 2009

Saving the cooking banana

Patricia Oyella, editor and reporter at WBS TV in Uganda, received the CGIAR-FARA 2008 Award for Excellence in Agricultural Science Journalism in Africa for her broadcast feature, “Saving the Cooking Banana,” shown on WBS TV and on Business Africa, a program broadcast on a network of more than 45 African and five European partner channels.

Combining powerful, captivating imagery with precise narratives, the feature demonstrated the importance of this food crop in Africa, the problems faced by banana farmers, and the solutions offered by researchers.

This year’s prize was jointly offered by the Consultative Group on International AgriculturalResearch (CGIAR) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

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