The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and DuPont Pioneer are collaborating on a program to provide professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities to agricultural journalists from developing countries.

The 8th annual IFAJ/DuPont Pioneer Master Class will meet near Pretoria, South Africa, from 31 March to 2 April 2017. Members of the Master Class will also attend the IFAJ Congress, which will draw participants from around the world to South Africa from 2 to 8 April, 2017.

Subjects covered during the two-day program include journalism best practices, press freedom issues, interviewing skills, leadership development and networking, taught by working journalists. The Master Class will include farm visits and reporting workshops as well as round-table discussions of pressing issues facing agricultural journalists in the field.

Participants are agricultural journalists and communicators from developing countries that are not members of IFAJ (click here for a list of member guilds). They will be selected by an IFAJ panel on the basis of their agricultural journalism background, their interest in learning about agriculture, their potential as leaders in the industry, and geographic diversity.

Applications for the IFAJ-Du Pont Pioneer 2017 Master Class are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

The IFAJ Master Class program is sponsored by

Last years IFAJ DuPont Pioneer Master Class