Grace Amito from Mega FM, Uganda, wins the 2010 George Atkins Communication Award!
Ms. Amito was part of the Mega FM African Farm Radio Research Initiative team which produced very popular participatory radio campaigns on honey production and cultivating fruit trees that bees need for honey making. She has also been a Farm Radio International scriptwriter and produces a market price program on Mega FM twice a week for farmers in her region.
I am extremely delighted to receive the news that I have won this prestigious award. The award has increased my love for the program –The Farmers and Animal World – and for the farmers too. They have become part of my family and my life.
In addition to the program The Farmers and Animal World that she hosts, Grace, along with her fellow broadcasters at Mega FM, used radio broadcasts through 2004 to 2006 to facilitate peace talks that helped end the war in northern Uganda.
Grace Amito is a highly deserving recipient of the George Atkins Communications Award. She is a skilled, courageous, and creative broadcaster, highly committed to helping small-scale farmers in northern Uganda rebuild after years of civil conflict. We are proud that she is a partner in the Farm Radio International community.
Kevin Perkins, Executive Director, Farm Radio International