To start with, we would like to wish you a happy and prosperous 2012!
The public evaluation process is closed since 31st December 2011. Votes received after that date (only a dozen) will not be considered. We received in total about 2100 votes for individual blogs and 580 comments on institutional blogs. From our website’s statistics, we also know that other people checked the blogs even if they didn’t vote. We didn’t expect such an interest when we were launching the public evaluation and are thus happy about that outcome. One the one hand, this is a confirmation that many people consider that agriculture as well as young people who are involved or interested in it deserve our strong support. On the other hand, it is also certainly an illustration that blogs submitted have been well appreciated by the public. Congratulations to all then!
Now we will start work on the selection of finalists (for the individual category). A committee composed of CTA and some ARDYIS project’s institutional partners will evaluate the votes and we should give you the results in about 2 weeks’ time.