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Coming congress update

Registrations for Congress 2015, the IFAJ congress being held in New Zealand in October, will open on 1 April. The organisation committee is finalising the cost of registrations and hopes to have those details in the next two weeks.

There are some great New Zealand farms, agri-businesses and science facilities lined up for you to visit. As well, some of the most important experts in various aspects of the sector are lined up to talk to you.

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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.

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New at IFAJ

The IFAJ was invited by the Turkish guild to come to Agroexpo Eurasia in Izmir, Turkey. President Markus Rediger and Micke Godfredsen (executive member) visited the fair. They participated in a seminar with 50 journalists and agri business people, talked with Ismail Ugural, President of the Turkish Association of Agricultural Journalists and colleagues about membership.


Join the first IFAJ/Rabobank webinar on thursday 12 march! In this free one-hour webinar, you'll learn about approaching multi-media stories, juggling interviews, photos and video shoots and more! Check the leaflet for more information.

IFAJ has learned that past president Alf Skeppstedt of Norway, who held the post from 1989- 1992, has died.

Having returned from the IFAJ congress in Scotland with a full stomach and a notebook bursting with storylines, I am glad all my deadlines have been met and my hard work put to print in newspapers and magazines as well as online.

Bringing together more than 250 farmers, agribusiness leaders, financiers, policymakers, non-governmental organization staffers (NGOs), former heads of state and other innovators with an eye on Africa, AGCO convened its fourth Africa Summit on 19 January in Berlin.

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. The 2014 boot camp took place September 2-3, prior to the IFAJ congress 2014 in Scotland.

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.”