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Coming congress update

The planned ‘go-live’ date for registrations for Congress 2015 has been delayed for a couple of weeks, as the organisation committee put the final touches to the arrangements, wait for several sponsors to confirm their participation, and test and bed-down the registration process.

Registrations for Congress 2015 will open most probably on Sunday, 19 April.  There will be detailed information about the pre and post congress tours on the website soon and everyone will receive a mail in early April, ahead of registrations opening.

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

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The planned ‘go-live’ date for registrations for Congress 2015 has been delayed for a couple of weeks, as we put the final touches to the arrangements, wait for several sponsors to confirm their participation, and test and bed-down the registration process. more »

Final arrangements are being made for the IFAJ World Congress pre-tour, Hot Tropics in Cairns, northern Australia. Registration opening will coincide with the New Zealand Congress in early April and prospective delegates are encouraged to book early as places will be strictly limited. The four-day tour will give delegates a taste of the main agricultural industries in Far North Queensland and its iconic natural attractions. more »

We still have seats to offer for the upcoming E-4-D Media Tour to Zambia at the end of May! For only 300 euro and your plane ticket, you will get the opportunity to have a first-hand look at farm issues in an African country. more »

Soon it will be a year since Russia annexed the Crimea and provoked separatist actions in South-Eastern Ukraine that later had overgrown, in fact, into the war between Ukraine and Russia (though de facto, not de jure). Currently, the military conflict after months of not very active military confrontation has the potential to break into a full-scale war with the invasion of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. The consequences of this would be disastrous not only for each of the warring... more »

The IFAJ was invited by the Turkish guild to come to Agroexpo Eurasia in Izmir, Turkey. President Markus Rediger and Micke Godfredsen (executive member) visited the fair. They participated in a seminar with 50 journalists and agri business people, talked with Ismail Ugural, President of the Turkish Association of Agricultural Journalists and colleagues about membership.


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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. The 2014 boot camp took place September 2-3, prior to the IFAJ congress 2014 in Scotland.

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.”