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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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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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With the official opening of its 150-hectare (371-acre) Future Farm demonstration and training center just outside Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka on May 27, AGCO outlined a bold vision for helping farmers in Africa improve food security. more »

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Mr. Hayato Ishii nominated as new president of JAJA.  more »

During the IFAJ Professional Development meeting in Ticino, Switzerland in early May, members took the opportunity to discuss various elements of being part of a national farm writer guild - the challenges and success from their personal point of view - and looked at ways they could learn from each other.  more »

Nepalese farmers have been devastated by the April earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.Livestock, crops and agricultural machinery are still under rubble. Thousands of farmers lost their homes, relatives, farming equipment and land. The earthquake’s impact on food security and agricultural livelihood is already significant. 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.”