International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (The Netherlands)

The nonprofit International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, originally formed in 1956 as the International Federation of Journalists by a group of agricultural journalists from Germany and France and later renamed, exists to defend the integrity of professional journalists who specialize in covering agricultural issues and to promote public understanding of farming and the industries associated with agriculture and food processing. The IFAJ's formal membership spans 29 countries, almost all of which boast significant agricultural output.

The IFAJ regularly organizes conferences and other professional meetings in addition to offering training courses intended to familiarize journalists with the special demands of agricultural reporting. The organization has recently been emphasizing the need to recruit more younger reporters in response to the steadily rising average age of agricultural journalists. Membership is restricted to national associations, and the IFAJ is funded by corporate sponsorships and annual dues from its members.

Visit the IFAJ here: http://www.ifaj.org.

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