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Registrations for Congress 2015 opened on Sunday, 19 April at 10.30am New Zealand time. Don’t miss this marvellous opportunity to visit the Southern Hemisphere. There will be a wide-ranging selection of speakers, all captains of the New Zealand agricultural and agribusiness world, as well as some of the top farms and agribusinesses around Hamilton to visit. To register, you go to the Congress 2015 website: www.congress2015.co.nz

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Annual congress IFAJ 2015 - New Zealand

IFAJ congress 2015 will take place in New Zealand! For more information about the World Congress in New Zealand from October 14 to 18, visit www.congress2015.co.nz.

Information on the past congress in Aberdeen, Scotland can be found at www.ifaj2014.com. The pictures of the IFAJ 2015 congress are made by Chuck Zimmerman.

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The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) is a non-political, professional association for agricultural journalists in 32 countries. IFAJ supports and encourages the practice of agricultural journalism in countries embracing freedom of the press. More about us...

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Agricultural journalists are watchdogs, not only for the freedom of speech, but also for another basic human right: being free from hunger. Both freedoms are related and are continuously threatened. The establishment of associations of agricultural journalists, as recently the Gardja in Ghana is to be welcomed wholeheartedly. more »

Bern, Switzerland – Markus Rediger, president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), is pleased to announce that the organization has contracted Qu’anglo Communications & Consulting of Ormstown, Quebec, to manage the IFAJ Global Office.  more »

You can now join the IFAJ-DeLaval Photo Contest and submit your entries electronically.  more »

A new annual award for excellence in global food security reporting will be introduced in 2016, as part of the cooperation agreement between the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). more »

Greetings from the Congress 2015 planning team in New Zealand, where autumn suddenly arrived in the past week – snow, wind, hail, rain, thunder and lightning! Registrations opened on Sunday, 19 April at 10.30am New Zealand time, for this marvellous opportunity to visit the Southern Hemisphere. We have lined up a wide-ranging selection of speakers, all captains of the New Zealand agricultural and agribusiness world, as well as some of the top farms and agribusinesses around Hamilton to visit.  more »

Partnership with UN Food and Agricultural Organisation

The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and IFAJ join forces to promote wider global sharing of agricultural information. The partnership aims at enhancing knowledge exchange and content publishing related to global hunger and food security, nutrition, sustainable development and the responsible management of fishery and forestry resources, among other issues. In this presentation you will find what FAO can offer IFAJ journalists.

IFAJ-John Deere Prize for Print

Josef Sedlak of Slovakia is the 2014 winner of the IFAJ Star Prize for print journalism. Sedlak’s article ”Food does not come from supermarket shelves” was published in Pravda – Slovak daily.

Young Leaders Award

Ten participants have been selected for the 2014 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award. The award supports the winners’ participation in an IFAJ congress and in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop. This year’s boot camp takes place October 12-13, prior to the IFAJ congress in New Zealand.

2014 Photography winners

The overall winner in the 2014 IFAJ Star Prize for photo excellence, sponsored by DeLaval, is Cliff Donaldson of Northern Ireland. He won this distinction, as well as the competition’s nature-landscape category, for his photo “Mountain Farm.”