IFAJ 2017 World Congress South Africa
Welcome to the official site of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ (IFAJ) world congress in South Africa – Africa it’s time. The main congress took place between April 2 and April 8, 2017 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape.
Why South Africa? For the world to feed the estimated population of 9 billion people by 2050, an increase of at least 70% in production will be required. At present the African population is over one billion and all eyes are on the continent to feed its growing population, more so because of its available resources.
South Africa is the gateway to the rest of Africa. African agriculture and the industry is increasingly depending on South Africa to lead the way. This makes South African agriculture a challenging but rewarding industry – an industry that has a wealth of experience and information to offer members of the IFAJ.
PRESENTATION: Animal recording and improvement by MJ Mamabolo
PRESENTATION: Cooperation makes a difference by Dr Klaus Eckstein
PRESENTATION: Fresh produce industry by Lindie Stroebel
PRESENTATION: IP in agriculture by At van Rooy (part 1)
PRESENTATION: IP in agriculture by Vicky Stilwell (part 2)
PRESENTATION: 2017 IFAJ Boot Camp (Young Leaders Master Class)
South African Agricultural Facts
Agricultural activities range from intensive crop production and mixed farming in winter rainfall and high summer rainfall areas to cattle and game ranching in the bushveld and sheep farming in the arid regions.