Applications Open for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development Workshop!

Deadline: 31 December 2017

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is inviting journalists from around the world for its one-week Reporting Rural Poverty and Agricultural Development workshop in Rome.

In order to ensure the daily issues faced by rural poor people and their communities are acknowledged, it is important that their stories are heard and their voices are amplified.  With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the specialized UN agency, they will bring together journalists from around the world in Rome to attend IFAD’s .

IFAD works with those most affected by poverty, food security, gender inequality, environment and climate change.


  • Being at the conference will allow journalist’s access to high profile delegates, leading experts in the issues, including IFAD and UN technical experts, as well as a number of small holder farmers who will be invited.
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation, through IFAD funding and support, offers full bursaries for journalists from developing world countries working for established media organisations.
  • Bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation, local transfers and meals.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Journalists from around the world in Rome to attend IFAD’s.
  • Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to a media organisation.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, and should have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.
  • Journalists who cover finance are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • The Foundation is also like to see professional evidence of applicant’s interest in the field of rural peoples’ issues and development.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

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