Annual Congress

The Annual Congress is IFAJ’s flagship event.

Hosted by a different member guild each year, Congress brings together IFAJ members from all over the world for an immersive few days in a country’s agriculture.

Delegates return home with a remarkable insight into different agricultural industries and practices, providing valuable opportunities to report, compare and contrast, improve knowledge and build networks. It’s also an important business event for IFAJ; it’s here that both the Executive and Delegate Assemblies meet, and strategy debated and decided.

For the home guild, it’s a tremendous opportunity to showcase ‘their’ agriculture to the rest of the world, while at the same time building and strengthening relationships with domestic associations, trade bodies and sponsors. It also provides much-needed interaction with other guilds.

The legacy of hosting a Congress, and around 200 overseas journalists, communicators and photographers, often leads to renewed enthusiasm and vigor for home-grown initiatives.

The next congress…

…is in the Netherlands

In July 2018 the Dutch association for agriculture and horticulture journalists (NVLJ) will organize the world congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) in the Netherlands. Under the motto ‘Dutch Roots’ the NVLJ aims to show the global appeal of the Dutch agri- and horticulture.

Dutch Roots

Dutch Roots focuses on future roadmaps based on past experiences and learning processes. We will be looking for new connections and exciting prospects as input for plenty stories in text and images for our international group of participants.
These themes are the challenges the agro-food sector will face in the coming decades:
food security, urbanization, aging farmers, environment/climate/energy, raw materials and consumables, digitization and data.
Timetable 10-15 JULY
Tuesday 10 July: IFAJ meeting day with delegate and executive meetings.
Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 July: conference days and plenary program in Wageningen with tours in the area.
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July: tours throughout the country, focusing on the various sectors and themes, plus concluding evening
Sunday 15 July: breakfast, start post-congress tours, engage in your own (tourist) tour or your trip back home.
Contact Info:
Telephone: +31 (0)6 22 40 09 55
The Dutch Roots Team

Recent Congresses

Read more about the most recent Congresses in the links below. For a full list of all Congress locations since 1957, have a look at the map that follows.

Historical locations of IFAJ Congresses