At the pre-conference dinner.
The buzz is palpable as the stage is now set for the first-ever National Conference on Agricultural Journalism (NCAJ), slated to unfold amidst great anticipation in the heart of Abuja; Reiz Continental Hotel, Abuja, Plot 779, Cadastral Zone AO, Central Area, Abuja. As the nation’s capital gets ready to host this pioneering event, the organising committee is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a truly remarkable experience for participants.
The excitement reached new heights as a dazzling pre-conference dinner, held at John Wood hotel, which played host to an illustrious gathering of collaborators, partners, and sponsors. The air was charged with excitement and a sense of purpose as attendees mingled and shared insights on the pivotal role of journalism in shaping the discourse around agriculture. Prominent figures from media outlets such as FarmingFarmersFarms; and Prime Progress newspapers; and Journalism Communication and Media Centre (JCM Centre); the Nigeria Media Innovation Programme (NAMIP), and all things happening; were present, underlining the significance of this upcoming event, which underscores the aim of the gathering to do more than merely scratch the surface; but rather delve into the heart of agricultural issues and unearth their stories.
At the pre-conference dinner.
Those in attendance include; Ivor Price and Kobus Louwrens of Food for Mzansi, Innocent Eteng and Monday Ogah of Prime Progress; Deji Adekunle, Dara Ajala, Vivian Ojumu, and Mohammad Dalhatu of NAMIP, amongst others. “The pre-conference dinner with collaborators, partners, and sponsors was a great networking opportunity; I can’t wait for the event proper”, said Miss Caroline Ajoko of JCM Centre. The NCAJ conference would feature a rich array of panel discussions, keynote address, technical and special sessions and networking; all designed to empower journalists and communicators with the knowledge and tools to effectively report on agricultural issues.
The conference is designed for journalists such as editors, correspondents and reporters from print, electronic and online media, covering agriculture and environment in Nigeria; while resource persons comprise government officials, global media experts, academia, farmers’ networks, development partners, lawmakers, and captains of industry, amongst others. In the run-up to the conference, organisers are extending a warm invitation to those, who have not yet registered. The message is clear: seize the opportunity to be part of a transformative dialogue that promises to reshape the agricultural narrative for generations to come. “For as many as have not registered, there’s still time to do so,” emphasised Dr. Adewale Kupoluyi, Chairman, National Conference Planning Committee. In fact, there would still be opportunity for people, who come to the event venue on that day to register on the spot. I believe no one should miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative dialogue that will shape the future of agricultural journalism in our country”, he added. With excitement building and the momentum growing, the stage is set for the conference to be a landmark event that would leave a lasting impact on how agriculture is covered and understood. For more information and to register, visit https://farmingfarmersfarms.