MARKUP Fetes Youthful Photographers
In April this year Markup Kenya launched a Photography Competition to create awareness around MARKUP’s commitment towards supporting smallholder farmers, strengthening regulatory frameworks and creating awareness on food safety issues. The competition was addressing young people in particular, asking them to submit work that showcases MARKUP’s commitment towards supporting smallholder farmers, strengthening regulatory frameworks and creating awareness on food safety issues; divided into six (6) categories:
- Value Chains,
- Quality Infrastructure,
- Food Safety,
- Rural Women in Agriculture, and
- Youth in Agriculture.
413 entries were submitted, and 45 of those were shortlisted and evaluated in an online event with MARKUP communication experts from beneficiary partners. The prizes were awarded in a virtual ceremony at the occasion of World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2021.
Overall Winner and Winner Category 4: Trade (Activities in a market setting or e-commerce, or transportation of produce)
Winner: Joseph Mahinda, Nyeri County
Winner Category 1: MARKUP Focus Value Chains (French beans, snow peas, mangoes, passion fruit, chillies, nuts, herbs and spices)
Enock Obado Odindo, Kilifi County
Winner Category 5: Women in Agriculture (Recognising the key role women play in development and economic growth)
Winner: Michael Kambara, Nairobi County
Winner Category 6: Youth in Agriculture (Individuals aged 18-30 years participating in agricultureal activities)
Oliver Mangula, Kiambu County
There were no qualified entries in the categories 2 Quality Infrastructure and Food Safety. The competition in these areas will be repeated again later.