From the presidium
Communicating the achievements of IFAJ
by James Campbell
Change is all around and the pace of change in communications is a challenge. Our activity as journalists is evolving to a more interactive process. IFAJ communications has to move with the times and with the technology. It is proposed to make more use of social media channels and to put news on the website www.ifaj.org so that the news distribution is more timely. It is hoped that a system of e-alerts and tweets will draw attention to new items as these go up on the website. more....
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Josef Sedlak of Slovakia is this year’s winner of the IFAJ Star Prize for print journalism. The award was announced at the 2014 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) congress in Scotland. Sedlak’s article ”Food does not come from supermarket shelves” was published in Pravda – Slovak daily.
Ruben van Boekel from the Netherlands, received second prize for the story “Largest pig farmer wants nothing more than peace and quiet”. It was published in Pig Business.
Positive developments arising from last year’s IFAJ congress in Argentina continue in Latin America, where colleagues are working to build bridges with potential member countries. For the past three months, IFAJ member Carlos Curci Gonzalez, along with Javier Snaidas, Cecilia Mosto and María Mosquera have been engaged in a research study examining the potential for growing the organization in Latin America.
Partnership with UN Food and Agricultural Organisation
The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and IFAJ join forces to promote wider global sharing of agricultural information. The partnership aims at enhancing knowledge exchange and content publishing related to global hunger and food security, nutrition, sustainable development and the responsible management of fishery and forestry resources, among other issues. In this presentation you will find what FAO can offer IFAJ journalists.
IFAJ-John Deere Prize for Print
Josef Sedlak of Slovakia is this year’s winner of the IFAJ Star Prize for print journalism. Sedlak’s article ”Food does not come from supermarket shelves” was published in Pravda – Slovak daily.
Young Leaders Award
Ten participants have been selected for this year's IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award. The award supports the winners’ participation in an IFAJ congress and in an intensive journalistic boot camp-style workshop. This year’s boot camp takes place September 2-3, prior to the IFAJ congress in Scotland.
2014 Photography winners
The overall winner in this year’s IFAJ Star Prize for photo excellence, sponsored by DeLaval, is Cliff Donaldson of Northern Ireland. He won this distinction, as well as the competition’s nature-landscape category, for his photo “Mountain Farm.”