Updated on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 12:46
The Agrifood Journalists Association of Spain recognizes the report ‘The berry revolution’ published in Actualidad Econmica
EL MUNDO journalist Chema Rodríguez.FALI AVILSEconomic News The berry revolution
EL MUNDO journalist Chema Rodrguez has been awarded the XI Agri-Food Journalism Award awarded by the Association of Agrifood Journalists of Spain (APAE) for its report ‘The berry revolution’, which was published in the supplement Actualidad Econmica in its issue of April 4 of this year and which was its cover.
The report dealt in depth with the current situation of the red fruit sector and, in particular, in the province of Huelva, which is the leading producer of these products in Spain and one of the leading in Europe. The analysis focused on how this sector has evolved and how it has diversified from the strawberry, which was the origin, and what are the challenges for the future, especially in terms of innovation.
The award is awarded by the APAE in the category of best information or report on Fruits and vegetables and he has granted it ex aequo to the journalist of EL MUNDO and the editor of Abc Toni Jimnez.
Along with them, Mara Jos Fuentelamo have been distinguished in the “General” Category for the article The battle of a Quixote against fake Manchego cheese published on December 27, 2020 in the newspaper El Espaol, and Ana Herrera, of the television program Cuaderno Agrario In the “Innovation” category for the report Ifapa advances in research on red fruits broadcast on May 22, 2021 on 7TV Andaluca and Huelva TV.
In this edition, the jury has increased to 10 members, including the president of APAE, Elisa Plumed, the vice president of APAE, Lourdes Zuriaga, the former president of FAPE, Elsa Gonzlez, the communication manager of FEPEX, Begoa Jimnez, the communication manager of the Meat and Health Platform and APAE member, Jos Manuel lvarez, the press officer of the Fruit Attracion fair, Icar Martnez de Lecea, the Coordinator for Spain of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, Samuel Jurez, the Head of Communication MSD Animal Health, Alberto Fernndez, Ana Blanco, Corporate Communications & Social Media Manager of Corteva Agriscience in Iberia, and Jess Cruz, journalist for Eurocarne and one of the winners of the previous contest. In total, the jury had to evaluate 38 works that were eligible for the different categories. The prizes have as objective promote the development of agri-food journalism under conditions of recognition and prestige.
Chema Rodriguez (Huelva, 1977) has been a journalist for EL MUNDO since 2003, first in the Huelva edition and later in Andalusia, and has also received the 2019 Andalusian Journalism Prize awarded by the Junta de Andaluca. He has a degree in Journalism and a Master in Institutional and Political Communication from the University of Seville.
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