GAJ International RSS Feed https://www.gaj.org.uk/rss/172 en Applications open for 2020 IFAJ-Caterpillar bursaries https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/applications-open-for-2020-ifaj-caterpillar-bursaries <p>Applications are invited to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Caterpillar Development Bursary Fund.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1214 More to US agriculture than tariffs and Trump https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/more-to-us-agriculture-than-tariffs-and-trump <p>The Joe Watson Legacy Fund bursary recipient Mick Roberts reports from the 2019 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists' Congress in Minneapolis, USA.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1211 'Planet Livestock' showcases French farming https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/planet-livestock-showcases-french-farming <p>Does any other nation handle agricultural events with quite the same aplomb as the French?</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1205 Visit Belgium’s No.1 agri-event – and represent your Guild https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/visit-belgium%E2%80%99s-no1-agri-event-%E2%80%93-and-represent-your-guild <p>An opportunity to experience Agribex – Belgium’s premier agricultural trade show – is open to a British Guild member who would like to travel to Brussels.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1210 Emerging Leader Abi Kay reports from IFAJ Congress 2019 https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/emerging-leader-abi-kay-reports-from-ifaj-congress-2019 <p>Guild member and Farmers Guardian chief reporter Abi Kay has returned from this year's IFAJ Congress with a notepad full of stories and a contacts book full of great people.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1189 Syngenta to hold open day for Guild members https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/syngenta-to-hold-open-day-for-guild-members <p>Guild members have an exclusive opportunity to see how Syngenta’s famed Jealott’s Hill research station is contributing to advances in worldwide agricultural research and development.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1187 Invitation to attend Turkish press visit to Antalya https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/invitation-to-attend-turkish-press-visit-to-antalya <p>Guild members are invited to apply to attend the Eurasian and Balkan Countries Agricultural Journalists Forum, which takes place in Turkey this November.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1186 Jane Craigie receives prestigious CARAS award https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/jane-craigie-receives-prestigious-caras-award <p>Guild fellow Jane Craigie was presented with an associateship of Royal Agricultural Societies – the CARAS award – at the 2019 Royal Highland Show.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1169 Invitation to attend low budget trip to Finland https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/invitation-to-attend-low-budget-trip-to-finland <p>Guild members are invited to apply for a place on an agri-media visit to Finland, taking place from 22–24 September.</p> Sun, 30 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1162 Invitation to attend four-day agri-media visit to France https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/invitation-to-attend-four-day-agri-media-visit-to-france <p>Guild members are invited to apply for a place on a low-budget press trip to France which will take place this autumn.</p> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1155 Mick Roberts selected as Joe Watson stipendiary https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/mick-roberts-selected-as-joe-watson-stipendiary <p>Guild member Mick Roberts has been selected as the beneficiary of a stipend from the Joe Watson Legacy Trust to attend this year's International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Congress in Minneapolis, USA.</p> Wed, 01 May 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1145 Farmers Guardian’s Abi Kay named as IFAJ/Alltech Young Leader https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/farmers-guardian%E2%80%99s-abi-kay-named-as-ifajalltech-young-leader <p>Guild member and Farmers Guardian chief reporter Abi Kay has been selected as one of 10 IFAJ/Alltech young leaders to attend this year's 2019 IFAJ Congress in the USA.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1141 Jane Craigie to chair IFAJ Vision 2025 committee https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/jane-craigie-to-chair-ifaj-vision-2025-committee <p>Guild Fellow Jane Craigie is to chair a committee scoping out plans for the <a href="https://www.ifaj.org">International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.</a></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1126 Entries open for agricultural journalism leadership award https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/entries-open-for-agricultural-journalism-leadership-award <p>Entries are open for the 2019 IFAJ-Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1120 IFAJ Annual Congress opens for early-bird registrations https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/ifaj-annual-congress-opens-for-early-bird-registrations <p>Registrations have opened for the IFAJ 2019 Congress in the USA, with early-bird pricing available.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1118 Entries open for 2019 international Star Prize awards https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/entries-open-for-2019-international-star-prize-awards <p>Guild members are encouraged to enter a range of IFAJ Star prize awards – the deadline for which is 23 February.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1119 Sign up for international travel and award opportunities https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/sign-up-for-international-travel-and-award-opportunities <p>Guild members are encouraged to sign up for the opportunity to take part in a host of farming-related overseas trips.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1099 Joe Watson fund offers all-inclusive stipend to IFAJ Congress https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/joe-watson-fund-offers-all-inclusive-stipend-to-ifaj-congress <p>Trustees of the Joe Watson Legacy Fund have announced that this year’s bursary will fund a stipend to attend the 2019 IFAJ Congress in the USA.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1096 Applications open for 2019 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/applications-open-for-2019-ifajalltech-young-leaders-award <p>The application process is now open for the 2019 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award – with a €1000 stipend for the winner to attend this year's IFAJ Congress in the USA.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1094 Guild retains ENAJ influence with Adrian Bell re-election https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/guild-retains-enaj-influence-adrian-bell-re-election <p>Former Guild chairman Adrian Bell has been re-elected to the management board of the European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ).</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1074 European journalists gather for 2018 ENAJ AGM https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/european-journalists-gather-for-2018-enaj-agm <p>The European Network of Agricultural Journalists recently held its annual general meeting. Guild vice-chairman Olivia Cooper reports.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1072 Olivia Cooper wins IFAJ-Caterpillar bursary award https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/olivia-cooper-wins-ifaj-caterpillar-bursary-award <p>Guild member Olivia Cooper has won a bursary for a special communications project from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1065 Ireland and UK need each other, agri-journalists told https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/ireland-and-uk-need-each-other-agri-journalists-told <p>Brexit could have a big impact on trade in food and and agricultural products between the UK and Ireland, writes Jane Craigie.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1063 Swiss tour is a big hit with Olivia Cooper https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/swiss-tour-a-big-hit-olivia-cooper <p>Guild member OIivia Cooper attended a media tour to Switzerland, courtesy of the European Network of Agricultural Journalists.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1058 Places available on low-cost trip to Turkey https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/places-available-on-low-cost-trip-to-turkey <p>Guild members are invited to apply for a place on a low-cost fact-finding visit and reporting trip to Turkey.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1031 Joe Watson legacy funds visit to Croatia https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/joe-watson-legacy-funds-visit-to-croatia <p>Heading off on a five-day visit to Croatia in the early hours of the morning was a daunting thought, writes Joe Watson Legacy Fund award winner Lauren Dean.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1029 Deadline approaches for IFAJ Scholars programme https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/deadline-approaches-for-ifaj-scholars-programme <p>Guild members have the opportunity to further their professional development, courtesy of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1030 America’s heartland to host 2019 IFAJ Congress https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/america%E2%80%99s-heartland-to-host-2019-ifaj-congress <p>For British Guild members, there couldn’t be a better, more opportune time to participate in the 2019 IFAJ Congress.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1019 Places still available on Czech beer and hops tour https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/places-still-available-on-czech-beer-and-hops-tour <p>Guild members are invited to apply for a place on a beer and hops tour to the Czech Republic this autumn.</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1017 Swiss tour offers insight into food and farming https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/swiss-tour-offers-insight-into-food-and-farming <p>Guild members are invited to apply for a place on a visit to Switzerland this autumn, courtesy of the Swiss Agricultural Journalists’ Association.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1014 IFAJ Presidium re-elected at Dutch Roots Congress https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/ifaj-presidium-re-elected-at-dutch-roots-congress <p>BGAJ members were among delegates from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) who re-elected all four members of the organisation’s board, the Presidium, at this year’s Congress in the Netherlands.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1018 South Africa beckons for award winner Chris https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/south-africa-beckons-for-award-winner-chris <p>Guild member Chris McCullough has won an award which will see him return to South Africa on another reporting mission.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1024 Guild members enjoy Dutch Roots IFAJ Congress https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/guild-members-enjoy-dutch-roots-ifaj-congress <p>British Guild members joined more than 200 journalists and communicators from across the world in the Netherlands for the International Federations of Agricultural Journalists annual congress.</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1021 IFAJ to become a UK-registered charity https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/ifaj-to-become-a-uk-registered-charity <p>Delegates at IFAJ Congress in the Netherlands voted unanimously in favour of a proposal to establish the IFAJ Foundation, a charitable organisation that will support the development of agricultural journalism worldwide.</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1020 Visit provides insight into EU politics https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/visit-provides-insight-into-eu-politics <p>An European Union Council of Farm Ministers’ meeting in Bulgaria in early June led to an interesting report by Guild member Roger Trewhella, who was in attendance courtesy of the European Network of Agricultural Journalists.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ1023 Croatia surprises with insight into agriculture https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/croatia-surprises-insight-into-agriculture <p>Croatia is the youngest member of the European Union having ascended in 2013 – but already it is boosting its agricultural industry with investment and sourcing new export markets.</p> Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ988 Join future of farming seminar in Brussels https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/join-future-of-farming-seminar-brussels <p>Guild members have the opportunity to participate in the European Commission's next seminar in Brussels on 6-7 June, focusing on proposals for a new Common Agricultural Policy.</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ576 Chance to interview EU farm ministers in Bulgaria https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/chance-to-interview-eu-farm-ministers-bulgaria <p>Guild Members are invited to apply to attend a low-budget media trip to Bulgaria – the next country to host a visit organised by the European Network of Agricultural Journalists.</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ571 Low-budget agricultural press trip to Croatia https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/low-budget-agricultural-press-trip-to-croatia <p>Guild Members are invited to apply for a place on a low-budget press trip to Croatia, hosted by the Croatian Agricultural Journalists Association in conjunction with the European Network of Agricultural Journalists.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ567 Bursary available for Canadian food summit https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/bursary-available-for-canadian-food-summit <p>Guild Members are invited to apply for a bursary to attend the inaugural Arrell Food Institute summit to discuss innovation in Canadian agriculture.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ563 Register now for IFAJ 2018 in the Netherlands https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/register-now-for-ifaj-2018-netherlands <p>Guild Members are encouraged to register now for the 2018 IFAJ Congress, which takes place from 10-15 July in the Netherlands.</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ554 NZ farm reporter hopes to work in UK https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/nz-farm-reporter-hopes-to-work-uk <p>A rural reporter for Radio New Zealand is heading to the UK next year – and hopes to work with the British agricultural media. Alexa Cook plans to be based in Scotland and is looking for opportunities while she stays in the UK for at least two years.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ555 Field Day unravels crop production in Turkey https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/field-day-unravels-crop-production-turkey <p>Guild Members are invited to submit expressions of interest to attend an arable crop production Field Day in Turkey, courtesy of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.</p> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ543 Ben Pike selected for Young Leaders award https://www.gaj.org.uk/article/ben-pike-selected-for-young-leaders-award <p>Guild member Ben Pike is among 10 international participants selected for the 2015 IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism award.</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Guild of Agricultural Journalists GAJ545