Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mansa Banko blog selected among 121 young bloggers worldwide

Discover the 30 finalists of the YoBloCo Awards! (Individual category)

121 young bloggers have been competing for the top 30 places of the YoBloCo Awards from 3rd March - 4th April 2014. During this time, the participants have actively promoted their blogs and a total of 11,422 confirmed votes were received for individual blogs.

We believe that all blogs submitted for the public evaluation (finalists and non-finalists) are of good quality and each blog shares a unique story or experience. All bloggers who took part in the competition are encouraged to keep blogging on agriculture and raise the youth voice. Best bloggers, even those who are not finalists of the competition will certainly benefit from future opportunities from CTA or other stakeholders!

the 2nd Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) to share information on the contest and to have a space whereby participants and other interested individuals can share their views, initiate discussions and interact with each other. All updates on the competition (until the prize giving ceremony and beyond) will also be shared later.

Mansa Banko blog ( is an independent blog, continue to give readers the opportunity to express their views, comments, suggestions; irrespective of their political affiliations, religion, nationality, sex, race, tribe, creed, language or any other form of barriers. Source of quality, reliable , factual and authoritative information to its readers. 

Mansa Banko blog is the first Gambia blog to be selected in the YoBloCo award. Based Gambian Journalists cum Social Justice Activist Mamadou Edrisa Njie is managing the blog.
** About the YoBloCo Awards **
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, SPC, PAFPNET and e-Agriculture, launched the 2nd Edition of the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition (YoBloCo Awards) in October 2013 at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Guyana.

The aims of this blog competition are to:

1) Put into limelight issues, successes and challenges faced by youth engaged in agriculture, in urban and rural areas;
2) Encourage the production of information and the use of new information and communication technologies by young farmers groups and organisations interested in the youth in agriculture question;
3)Promote the sharing of information on the issues of agriculture and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

The blog competition is open in 2 categories: Individual category and Institutional category. For both categories, the young people participating must be between 18 to 35 years old (by the time of submission) and be nationals of ACP countries.

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