AG-Press members invited to Brussels seminar

Task Force Rural Africa

Open to AG-Press members | Priority given to young journalists | Travel and accommodation arranged

Ag-Press journalists have the opportunity to participate in a seminar in Brussels on 6-7 March focusing the outcome of the Task Force Rural Africa, jointly conducted by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development and Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development. The seminar is strictly reserved to journalists and professional communicators based in the European Union countries.

Established to advise on how best to develop Africa’s agriculture and food sectors and its rural economy, the Task Force Rural Africa will present its final report and recommendations on 7th March in Brussels. Improving the access to private finance for small and medium-size agriculture and food businesses, mainstreaming environmental sustainability and promote climate action and bringing together European and African expertise for agriculture and rural development are part of the key recommendations of the Task Force.

The seminar will offer journalists the chance to debate on these themes with high representatives of the European Commission, the Task Force Rural Africa chairman, EC and external experts.

Journalists shall arrive in the morning of 6 March to reach the seminar location at 14:00 and depart on 7 March after the end of the morning session (13:00) in the course of the afternoon.

Further details on the programme will be published in the Ag-Press platform shortly.

The European Commission will cover the costs of travel, accommodation for one night and one dinner for 20 journalists from the Member States unless you advise them differently. The event is also open to Brussels-based journalists who do not require travel and accommodation.

Preference is given to journalists who intend or have confirmation of their chief editors to shortly release or broadcast press content, who have not recently participated in a previous Ag-Press event, who will be able to assist to the full event, or journalists 35 years old or under. A balanced representation of Member States will be ensured.

The call is open to members and you can register free of charge. You can then sign up via platform or by sending an email to

Please note that the working language of the seminar is English.

 A call open to Ag-Press members only!

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