All is now set for the third edition of the Zimbabwe Agriculture Media Awards (ZAMA) to be held tomorrow the 30th of July 2021. The awards are organised by ZAS in collaboration with Mejrkh Communications and Media Advisory.
Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Senator Monica Mutsvangwa is the Guest of Honour while the Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement Honourable Douglas Karoro is the guest speaker.
The awards which are virtual, will be streamed on YAFM facebook page and Great Dyke TV beginning at 12 pm.
Mejrkh Head of Advisory Services and Programmes Joseph Muramba said this year’s awards are special as they are being held on the backdrop of a successful agricultural season.
“The media has been able to follow the story of a highly successful and record breaking season in terms of harvest. In the process of that reportage some have excelled and these are the journalists who will be honoured tomorrow.
“While its celebration time for the winners, it’s also a chance for fellow journalists who have not made it this time to go back to the drawing board and come back stronger for the fourth edition of the awards next year, which in essence is the purpose of theawards to capacitate the scribes and help them develop professionally.
“Picking it up from now there is a lot of stories to write on grain deliveries, marketing of crops and prevention of post-harvestlosses while those farmers who have sold their produce will be procuring inputs for the coming agricultural season,” he said.
The third edition of ZAMA saw 109 entries received from 10 categories which is an increase of 27 entries from the 82 received across 13 categories last year.
The journalists are vying for awards in eleven categories including the Overall Agriculture Sector Best Reporter of the year. He is a full list of the categories
1.Tobacco Sector Best Reporter Award
2.Cotton Sector Best Reporter Award
3.Wheat and Cereals Sector Best Reporter Award
4.Oilseeds and Horticulture Sector Best Reporter Award
5.Small Grains Sector Best Reporter Award
6.Beef and Dairy Sector Best Reporter Award
7.Poultry Sector Best Reporter Award
8.Agricultural Finance and Development Best Reporter Award
9.Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Best Reporter Award
10.Agricultural Equipment, Mechanisation, Irrigation, Storage and Innovation Best Reporter Award:
11.Overall Agricultural Sector Best Reporter Award: