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Coming congress update

Registrations for Congress 2015 opened on Sunday, 19 April at 10.30am New Zealand time. Don’t miss this marvellous opportunity to visit the Southern Hemisphere. There will be a wide-ranging selection of speakers, all captains of the New Zealand agricultural and agribusiness world, as well as some of the top farms and agribusinesses around Hamilton to visit. To register, you go to the Congress 2015 website:

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Annual congress IFAJ 2015 - New Zealand

IFAJ congress 2015 will take place in New Zealand! For more information about the World Congress in New Zealand from October 14 to 18, visit

Information on the past congress in Aberdeen, Scotland can be found at The pictures of the IFAJ 2015 congress are made by Chuck Zimmerman.

IFAJ 2016: Germany

The theme of the 2016 IFAJ congress will be, "Sustainable Agriculture – Made in Germany" For more information, please visit:

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You can follow all the action of the 2015 World Congress pre-tour in Australia, kicking off with a visit to Hartley’s crocodile farm on October 8. more »

A pioneering scheme to combine agricultural reconstruction with education will soon get underway in Nepal, thanks to the appeal initiated by the British Guild following April’s devastating earthquakes. more »

IFAJ president Markus Rediger might be excused for suffering a little jetlag after his visit “Down Under” in September-October. more »

The EU Agricultural Commissioner Phil Hogan will deliver the 7th biannual Michael Dillon Memorial Lecture in Dublin in October. The lecture is organised by the Guild of Agricultural Journalists of Ireland with the support of the Kerry Group plc.  more »

Now is the ideal time to pursue stories that will be eligible for the new annual award introduced by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). more »

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 the 2014 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 the 2014 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 October 12-13, prior to the IFAJ congress in New Zealand.

2014 Photography winners

The overall winner in the 2014 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.”