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 4-8. 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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Congress 2012 Sweden
Thank you all
Thank you all for coming to Sweden for the 56th IFAJ Congress.
Thanks to all delegates, sponsors, farmers and volunteers for their fantastic help in making the congress memorable.
We look forward to next years congress in Argentina and wish them all luck.
Are you in need of photos from the tours? We have put up photos on our Flickr channel.
You are free to use those pictures in papers, magazines and on web pages without royalty, but please name the photographer.
From Owen Roberts from Guelph Mercury:
Articles from Farmers Weekly, Lindi van Rooyen:
Farmers Weekly, Aly Balsom:
Prairie Farmer, Holly Spangler:
Lantbrukets Affärstidning, ATL
Still possible to order Human Quest
It is still possible to order the book Human Quest, that was presented on the IFAJ Congress in Sweden. Please, send an e-mail to Marie Henningsson if you want the book.
Do not forget to tell us your address, where you want us to send the book. Your order must be followed by a payment of SEK400 + additional bank costs. The bank details are as follows:
IBAN SE6780000832799733684998 and SWIFTcode SWEDSESS. The book can be ordered until the 15th of September. If we have your order and payment before that we will order the book for you and send it to you.
Here you can download the speaches of the speakers at IFAJ 2012.
Speach of minister of rural areas, Eskil Erlandsson.
Teri Lee and Håkan Eriksson, Baltic Farmers of the year.
Professor Johan Rockström, director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Center. Seminar.
Dr, Senior Adviser International Affairs, LRF Forest Owners, Lennart Ackzell.