Ghanaian agricultural journalists Prince Appiah and Emmanuel Osei were awarded the 2022 Star Prize for Video by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) for their broadcast “Importance of Water to Crop Production” on Joy Business TV’s Food Chain. The award was announced at the IFAJ World Congress in Vingsted, Denmark on June 27. The Ghana Agricultural and Rural Development Journalism Association (GARDJA) nominated the video for the award.
Judges applauded the team’s “excellent video, sound, and editing,” and highlighted the way the broadcast explored the toll of conflict over water on a tough farm family.
“Prince Appiah and Emmanuel Osei demonstrated the power of video storytelling in their award-winning broadcast and provided their audience with an important story,” said Adalberto Rossi, IFAJ secretary-general. “We congratulate Prince and Emmanuel, as well as all the other entrants in the 2022 Star Prize program, on their excellent work.”
Judging of the video award was coordinated by Leigh Radford, a long-time veteran of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The panel included Ian Petrie of Canada, Prue Adams of Australia, and Ken Rundle of the U.K. The judges awarded a runner-up prize to Shaun Hanet and Bernard Tobin of Canada for “Ontario Diagnostic Days: Episode 1,” which ran on RealAgriculture.
Click here to watch “Importance of Water to Crop Production.“