The IFAJ Delegate Assembly voted unanimously to accept eight new countries as members during the annual congress being hosted by the Netherlands Association of Agricultural and Horticultural Journalism (NVLJ) at the Wageningen University & Research from July 11-14, 2018.
Since changing its constitution in 2015 to accept guilds from countries that agree to support freedom of the press (rather than the previous definition that the country must have freedom of the press), IFAJ has accepted 17 new members, many of them from Africa where the majority of the population are involved and employed in agriculture.
The new members accepted into the growing IFAJ family are:
United Republic of Tanzania
IFAJ is the only global organization to provide professional development and networking opportunities for agricultural journalists and communicators and interest in IFAJ membership continues beyond the 50 current members. The organization has received inquiries and communication of intent to apply from nearly a dozen more countries and will be actively pursuing membership growth in South America and Asia in the coming years.