Scholar's Spotlight

Professional development is a prime objective for IFAJ, supported through workshops, seminars and webinars. Now, thanks to IFAJ partner Caterpillar, IFAJ is helping members achieve further professional development goals that they themselves wish to initiate.

With the Caterpillar Development Bursary Fund, IFAJ encourages members to pursue the extraordinary in search of personal professional development and wider IFAJ progress. The program, sponsored by machinery manufacturer Caterpillar, provides an opportunity for agricultural journalists to push their boundaries, seek international perspective, and contribute to IFAJ’s goals of global development, youth development, professional development and freedom of the press.

For 2020, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has announced bursaries for two agricultural journalists for the IFAJ-Caterpillar Development Bursary for special communications projects. You can read the synopsis of their projects below, followed by the reports from the three 2019 IFAJ Scholars.