From the Presidium
Argentina congress was a landmark event for IFAJ
by Owen Roberts
IFAJ Vice President
I’ve witnessed some truly defining moments at IFAJ congresses over the past few years – the creation of the boot camp in Switzerland and the master class in Belgium, participation by the first Chinese delegate in Canada and support for the global strategic plan in Sweden. more....
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Annual congress IFAJ 2014
The IFAJ 2014 congress is being hosted for a record sixth time by the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.
The British Guild is in 2014 celebrating its 70th anniversary.
The main congress is in Aberdeen, Scotland, from September 4-7. There is a pre-congress tour to London focusing on the UK's capital city feeds itself. The post-congress tour is to the Midlands and Wales.
Congress will be taking the theme of Innovations from a Small Island and we will be showcasing the very best of British agriculture and innovative nature of it.
Scotland is, of course, home to some of the world's best-known food and drink brands. Scotch whisky is the main export, selling more than £4billion of spirits annually around the globe. Scots call whisky the water of life – or in the Gaelic, Scotland's native tongue, it is called usquebaugh (ousk-a-bar).
But Scotland is also home to Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and some of the world's finest soft fruit, potatoes and vegetables.
We'll be telling you the story of all of these – and more – in 2014 and we look forward to welcoming you to Britain.
More details from www.ifaj2014.com
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New at IFAJ
By Per Henrik Hansen, Denmark.
The Danish organization CISU has decided to support a joint project for the Danish guild of IFAJ and Networks of Agricultural Communicators (NAC) in West African country The Gambia.
CISU will support us with 151.000 Danish kroner (around 20.000 Euro) for a three stage rocket which will be launched the first months of 2014.
At stage one two Danish and two Gambian agri-journalists will go for a common research trip into the provinces of The Gambia, to...
Pictures Congress Argentina 2013
Star Prize for print journalism
Mike Abram of United Kingdom is this year’s winner of the IFAJ Star Prize for print journalism. The award was announced at the 2013 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) congress in Argentina.
2013 Photography winners
The overall winner in this year’s IFAJ Star Prize for photo excellence, sponsored by DeLaval, is Peter Risteviski of Australia. He won this distinction, as well as the competition’s people category, for his photo “I won’t abandon you.”The judges described the winning photos as true craftsmanship, but also noted that the photographers have to combine their skills with the right timing.
Young Leaders Award
Ten participants have been selected for this year's IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award.
Sustainable Agriculture Reporting
The winner of the third annual IFAJ-YARA Award for Sustainable Agriculture Reporting is a team of Gregg Hillyer, Barb Baylor Anderson, Charles Johnson, and Howard G. Buffet of the USA.