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The 5th annual IFAJ Exposure-4-Development Tour

ifaj exposure-4-development tour

23 – 30 September 2016. The 5th annual IFAJ Exposure-4-Development Tour will explore agriculture and mechanization in China!

A group of 12 jury-selected journalists from around the world will have the chance to travel to Beijing, Changzhou and Shanghai, China, for a first-hand look at farming and development in the world’s most populous country.

Meet farmers and visit dairy and produce farms in two Chinese provinces. See the world’s most advanced tractor factory, which is producing Massey Ferguson Global Series tractors scaled for small-scale farmers. Meet the network behind one of the world’s most creative machinery marketing programs: AGCO’s distribution partnership with virtual marketing giant Alibaba.

The group will also meet in the nation’s capital with officials and Chinese journalists for an in-depth exploration of China’s agricultural policy.

The details:

  • Tour will begin in Beijing on 23 September 2016 and depart Shanghai on 30 September.
  • Each participant will be responsible for his/her travel arrangements and costs to and from China.
  • Tour expenses for the week in China will be  400 euros. All lodging and in-country travel, and most meals, will be covered under the tour.
  • Each participant will receive an official letter of invitation from AGCO and IFAJ, which can be used to arrange a press visa for the trip through the Chinese Consulate in the journalist’s home country.
  • Want to get involved? Here’s how:
  • Fill out this application and send it to your guild representative, then have your guild fill in this application form here on your behalf. Every guild can submit one nominee and one alternate.
  • Submit samples of your work as requested in the application.

Interested? Talk with your guild to submit your application!

Deadline for guilds to submit their nominees is 10 July 2016.  Participants will be selected by 29 July.

Photo courtesy of Karen Simon