He noted how the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN-2) to be held at FAO headquarters in November would offer an opportunity to raise awareness of nutrition issues in the media, including through the work of IFAJ members, he added.
IFAJ is a not-for-profit independent professional association headquartered in Arnhem (Netherlands).
IFAJ members report daily in newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, and Internet portals across the globe, covering a wide range of topics, from agricultural markets and rural development policies, to biofuels and issues of sustainable production, to nutrition and the challenges of feeding a growing population in a sustainable way.
It will help us reach the goals of our strategy for 2020 and being more relevant to agricultural journalists in all parts of the world - especially in the global South and in countries who are not yet members of our organization, the IFAJ President said.
IFAJ members should not only have their local farmers and their countries on their minds, but also should stay in touch with global issues affecting agriculture, he added.
On Friday we'll welcome the IFAJ
crowd with a big o1' cowboy party at Billy Bob's, "The World's Largest Honky Tonk," followed by a rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
The awards, valued at 1,000 [euro] (euros) each, were presented to (front row, l to r) Carey Brown (USA); Elizabeth Svyatkivska (Ukraine); David Markey, IFAJ
Pres; Christina Lombard, Alltech; (back row) Owen Roberts, IFAJ
; Juan Manuel Repetto (Argentina); Sarah Sutton (Canada); and Heike Engels, (Germany).