The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ (IFAJ) world congress took place between April 2 and April 8, 2017 in Gauteng- and the Western Cape, South Africa. Hosted by a different IFAJ member guild each year, the congress brings together IFAJ members from all over the world for an immersive few days in a country’s agriculture. 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.
The IFAJ delegates visited Dutoit Agri during their stay in Cape Town. During their visit Dutoit Agri focused on providing valuable opportunities to report, compare, improve knowledge and build networks. It was a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Dutoit Group group to the rest of the world, while at the same time building and strengthening relationships with domestic and international associations. Hosting a group of 22 overseas journalists, communicators and photographers, lead to renewed enthusiasm and vigor for home-grown initiatives.
Thank you to every delegate who made this day a great success!