Story Grant Call: Agricultural Water Management and Resilience in Pandemic Times


Deadline: 31-Jul-21

InfoNile invites journalists in the Nile Basin countries to submit proposals for in-depth reporting on the Impacts of Covid-19 on irrigation and water access and use by farmers.

InfoNile invites proposals to also investigate Agriculture water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (AgriWASH). Good sanitation and hygiene as a set of personal practices contribute to good health.

In agriculture, at the center of agricultural farm hygiene are farmers, farmworkers, and other food business operators who need to have access to clean and safe water and collection and effective treatment mechanisms for their waste.

Additionally, even if agrochemicals and antimicrobials are prudently and responsibly used in food production systems, animal and aquaculture waste management and treatment should be considered aiming at a large reduction in pathogens and the persistence of antimicrobials in wastewater systems as an important part of good animal and aquaculture AgriWASH practices.

InfoNile wants you to produce an in-depth multimedia story focusing on how Covid-19 is impacting agricultural water management in the Nile basin countries.

Note: If you receive facilitation to report your story, you will be given chance to take part in an InfoNile data journalism training and mentorship program. You will also receive assistance in producing graphics, data visualization, and mapping.

Funding Information
There is no strict limit on the amount you can apply for but they expect that most grants will be around $1,000.


  • A proposal outlining your story idea (no more than one page).
  • Proposals should be clearly structured, stating briefly at the outset what the story idea is, followed by how and where the story will be researched, what it aims to reveal or contribute, where you will publish (specific media organizations), and the intended impact of the story.
  • The proposal should also include a plan for incorporating data. Please note how you will use multimedia (video, photos, audio, and graphics along with text).

You should also include:

  • A proposed budget
  • Your resumés/CVs;
  • Two samples of published/broadcast work. Only Links to the published stories will be accepted
  • Letter of support from your editors, stating that your media houses will publish / telecast / broadcast your story.

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