The CSE Media Resource Centre and Down To Earth magazine announce

in association with African Voices for Climate Change and Conservation and MESHA-Kenya

The Crisis in African Agriculture 

Media Consultation, Briefing and Writing-Reporting Workshop for Journalists from African Countries

September 14-15, 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africa has become a net importer of food – it reportedly spends US $35 billion a year on food imports. This is more than what the continent receives in total overseas development assistance. What has led to this state of affairs? 

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a leading public research and advocacy organisation of the Global South based in New Delhi, India, invites journalists in Africa to apply for attending this two-day series of consultations, discussions, briefings and skill-enhancement workshops. Scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa, the event will focus on the state of agriculture in Africa and its linkages to the changing climate in the region. 

A special edition of Down To Earth, the environment-development fortnightly, would be released on the occasion.

Who is eligible to apply

All African journalists from print / online / audio-visual media, and especially those who cover agriculture, environment and climate change

Travel and accommodation support

The organisers of the event will support the travel, accommodation and food expenses of selected participants.

How to apply

Just email your application with the information filled in the following format:

  • Name

  • Designation

  • Media organisation

  • City and country

  • Email:

  • Cellphone number:

  • Language in which you write

  • Whether you will need travel and accommodation support

Last date for applying: August 20, 2017

Links for the usage guidelines and the license

To apply, please write to: Mr Souparno Banerjee, The CSE Media Resource Centre,