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Agriculture student essay competition -- FARA

In 2014, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa will host a series of celebratory events to appreciate the efforts of forum members in strengthening African agricultural innovation. In line with this, we introduce the FARA Essay competition for students of agriculture programmes in African tertiary institutions.


    Topic: The Role of Agricultural Innovation in Creating Food Security in Africa
    Format: 500-word count
    Entry: Free
    Language: English or French
    Age Eligibility: 15 to 30 years old
    Selection of Winners: November 6


Prizes are to be awarded to the winning student and their educational institution - $1,000 to the student and an award for the school. Both the student and a representative of the school will be flown to South Africa for FARA’s celebratory event in November where the award will be presented.


Entrants must be full-time students in an African tertiary institution including Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. This competition is not open to students of African origin studying outside the African continent.

To qualify, entrants are required to register via FARA's Facebook page.

For updates on the competition, entrants are advised to follow the hashtag #FARAEssay on Facebook and Twitter.

Judges will be selected by FARA. Essays will be shortlisted by public voting on Facebook and the final selection will be by FARA judges.