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Sunday, December 18, 2011

NaijaAgroNet emerges finalist @ Ardyis Award 2011

NaijaAgroNet, an international award-winning online publication of DigitalSENSE Africa Media has emerged finalist at the Ardyis Project Award known as the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards).

Confirming this, the Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke said that NaijaAgroNet’s emergence was within the West African region and in the institutional blogs category.

She explained that what is now left is for comments from readers of the blog at before 31st December, 2011.

Mrs. Nweke also urged Nigerians and especially visitors and readers of NaijaAgroNet to be part of this progress by commenting on the above web link.

Official of the Netherlands-based Centre for Technical Agriculture (CTA) the organizers of the away in collaboration with African Union (AU) had informed that one of the aims of the competition is to put into limelight issues, successes and challenges faced by youth engage in agriculture and urban and rural areas, and the promotion of the sharing of information on issues of agriculture and rural development in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

Noteworthy is that the last edition of Highway Africa conference which held in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, saw Nigeria winning the first runner up by NaijaAgroNet, an initiative of DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media.

DSA was honoured for the innovative use of new media for corporate category at this year's Highway Africa New Media Award, which held International Conference Centre, Cape Town.

The prize was presented to the Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke by the Honourable Minister of Information, Nigeria, Mr. Labaran Maku in the company of the Vice Chancellor of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, Dr. Saleem Badat and Group Executive Director, Telkom, Mrs. Brenda Kali among others.

Maku also commended the management of DSA for the initiative and invited more Nigerians to emulate such step to sustain the tempo of good image for the nation.

Speaking after receiving the award, the Executive Director, Operations, DSA, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, expressed gratitude to God Almighty for his mercies, especially considering the fact that NaijaAgroNet was an initiative that berthed a few months ago.

This award, she said, indicates there is a brighter future for online revolution in the most populous nation on the continent and the world generally with focus on agro business and sustainable development of the environment.

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