IFAJ WELCOMES FIVE MEMBER GUILDS

The IFAJ Delegate Assembly voted to accept four new member guilds into the federation:

  • The Brazil Network of Agri-Journalists (Agrojor)
  • The Association of Agri-Food Journalists and Communicators of Chile (AAJCC)
  • The Agriculture, Life Sciences and Media Network (ALM, based in Trinidad and Tobago and serving the Caribbean)
  • The Uganda National Agricultural Journalists Association (UNAJA)

In addition, the Delegate Assembly accepted the Federation of Nepalese Agriculture Journalists (NFAJ) as a full member. The Federation was formed by two affiliate member guilds from Nepal that agreed to work together representing Nepalese agricultural journalists in IFAJ.

“Every new member of IFAJ extends our network and makes us a broader, more relevant and more valuable organization for all of us,” says Lena Johansson, IFAJ president. “It is especially exciting to note that all of these new members have roots in our IFAJ/Corteva Master Class. I am also inspired to see innovative, cooperative efforts in Nepal and across the entire Caribbean. These are creative approaches to bringing together agricultural journalists across boundaries that can serve as models around the world.”

IFAJ now has 60 full members and one affiliate member, the Livestock Publications Council in the United States. Together, those guilds represent about 5,000 individual journalists and communicators, and reach millions of farmers around the world.

IFAJ is the only worldwide professional organization dedicated to agricultural journalism.

Suman Pant of the Federation of Nepalese Agriculture Journalists (NFAJ) greets the Delegate Assembly as treasurer Adrian Bell and membership chair Katharina Seuser look on.

Daniel Azevedo Duarte of Brazil and Francisco Contardo of Chile address the Delegate Assembly.

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