IFAJ 2017 World Congress South Africa

Taking place between the 2nd and 8th of April 2017 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape. 
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IFAJ 2018 - The Netherlands

Theme: Dutch Roots

Main congress: 12- 15 July 2018

The main congress will start in the region Food Valley and further visits are planned to a diversity of hotspot in the Netherlands.



For more information: Esther Rozeboom – esther(at)catch-on.nl

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Brochure about the IFAJ

Sponsorship opportunities

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Encouraging Support for IFAJ

James Campbell
IFAJ Treasurer

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists is committed to improving opportunities for agricultural journalists around the world – opportunities to expand their information networks, improve their skills and communicate across borders.

It is easy to talk about opportunities – but how do we make them happen?

The way we have done it so far is by the good efforts of people and the great financial assistance from supporters of IFAJ.

During the past few years, we have seen remarkable growth in opportunities put in place by IFAJ volunteers working in conjunction with Agriterra and several corporate sponsors. It has been very encouraging to find representatives of global companies genuinely interested in the professional development and outreach work that IFAJ has initiated.

Here is a list of supporters who have assisted during the past year. In alphabetical order – Agco International, Agriterra, Alltech, American Agricultural Editors’ Association, Bekina, British American Tobacco, DeLaval, Grain Farmers of Ontario, Interpolis, John Deere, Messe Berlin, Netherlands Guild of Agricultural Journalists, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Rabobank, SLU Global, Vion, Yara International.

As treasurer of IFAJ, I think it is useful to make clear the ethical guidelines under which our organization operates in relation to sponsorship.

IFAJ accepts sponsorships consistent with the federation’s mission and priorities and that do not compromise the organization’s freedom and integrity.

Sponsorships may be:
•    designated – specifically linked to a project of interest to the sponsor
•    undesignated – allowing IFAJ to allocate the funds to any of our initiatives

Sponsorships allow IFAJ to serve its members, expand its outreach and increase its offerings to journalists and other communicators.

Any newsletter reader wishing to financially support or introduce a sponsor to IFAJ, I ask that you contact any member of the presidium or the co-chair of the finance and sponsorship committee, Steve Werblow. We are keen to hear from any national Guild representatives who may be able to assist. You can contact us by email to secretary(at)ifaj.org or directly using the contact details in the website  www.ifaj.org.

I wish to thank the supporters listed above for the opportunities that they have helped IFAJ to provide during the past year. We look forward to your continued support in 2013, which will help make it a happy and prosperous new year for IFAJ…….and I hope it will be the same for you.