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IFAJ Oranje

VDAJ Intern (Germany - Verband Deutscher Agrarjournalisten e.V.) published an IFAJ report about young IFAJ journalist Dagmar Deutsch looking back on the Dutch Roots congress, a report on the post-tour in Friesland by Christian Mühlhausen, and Dagmar Deutsch winning...

Was nach dem Wachstum kommt

Christine Stöcker at Elite Impulse (Germany) wrote an article, saying: 'Phosphate quota, dairy limit, area scarcity: Pure growth in size is no longer possible in the Netherlands. How do dairy farms handle rising costs if giving up is not an option?' (please note:...

Meeresspargel für die Gourmetküche

David Eppenberger at Eppenberger Media (Switzerland) posted an article: 'The cultivation of salt-loving plants is found in areas with marine impact. A Dutch farmer cultivates Salicarnia, which is still little known to us. The cultivation in the greenhouse would...

Cibo sano e sostenibile

Lisa Bellocchi at UNAGA (Italy) wrote an article that was published in Il Mondo IES web magazine: 'The centuries-long commercial success of the Netherlands is the result of a virtuous cross between entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to research and training; so...

Mit Diskonter-Hilfe gegen den Teufelskreis

Stefan Nimmervoll at Blick Ins Land (Austria) wrote an article in unserHof: 'Nowhere else are so many livestock kept in such limited space as in Holland. But at the same time, the Netherlands are also pioneers in animal welfare. One example of this is the Kipster farm...

Les Pays Bas s’ouvrent au monde

Eugene Yobouet and other journalists at Agro Mag (Côte d'Ivoire) wrote several articles in a special about the Netherlands: 'The Netherlands delivers the secrets of their agricultural success to journalists around the world.' (please note: magazine in French) Read...

Perspectief voor Nedersoja

Jef Verhaeren at De Molenaar (Belgium) published an article: 'In the Netherlands, soy is grown for six years on a commercial basis. The average yield is 3.5 tons of soy per hectare with a protein content of 40 percent. This increases the perspective for soya in the...

Cuando la innovación busca el mercado

Caridad Calero at Editorial Agrícola Española wrote an article, saying 'Agriculture is not limited to placing stones or bricks to build a wall, its goal is to build a cathedral: a great long-term project that requires the joint work of different experts. This was one...

My First Impressions of Netherlands

Rocky Gofamodimo (Botswana) posted a personal blog about his impressions during the Dutch Roots congress and tours, saying it 'was an absolute success and an eye opener. I walked away with a lot from my trip and I can safely say, it was an experience of a lifetime.'...

Hollanin maidintuotanto murroksen edessä

Tapani Koivunen at Käytännön Maamies (Finland) posted an article about the Dutch dairy production: 'As a result of the EU milk quotas that started in April 2015, production has risen sharply, now by 16%, while at the same time the pressure of society has increased to...

Wo Milch und Gülle fließen

Stefan Nimmervoll at Blick Ins Land (Austria) wrote an article, saying: 'In the Netherlands you will not find the largest farms in Europe, but in any case some with the most intensive cultivation. However, the system of compression and intensification reaches its...

Cream of the crop embraces IFAJ experience

Simone Smith at ACAJ (Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists) posted an article, saying: 'the trip reminded me about why I do my job. It is best avenue to meet some of agriculture’s most innovative people and an opportunity to learn something new every day....

Libertà di stampa

Omnis magazine (Italy) posted an article, saying 'the small European country is the world's second largest exporter of fruit and vegetables' (please note: article in Italian). Read more >>

From food to feed

Gerhard Uys at Farmer's Weekly (South Africa) wrote an article about 'a Dutch company that produces animal feed from food waste [that] says this is the only way in which agriculture can remain sustainable.' Read more >>

Floating Farm

Satoru Mizuguchi at Japan Agricultural Newspaper (Japan) wrote an article about Floating Farm: when did the business start, how is the farm being run (robots, circular, smart farming), and where did the idea come from (hurricane in New York). Many cities, including...

Hire a farmer to grow your food

Gerhard Uys at Farmer's Weekly (South Africa) wrote an article, saying: 'Herenboeren is taking the Netherlands by storm, with city dwellers and urbanites paying farmers to produce food according to their exact specifications.' Read more >>

Netherlands: The Bicycle City of the World

Rocky Gofamodimo (Botswana) posted a personal blog about a very familiar Dutch street view: bicycles. He says 'Dutch roads are so safe and comfortable that grown folks and tots alike use bikes as the easiest form of transport. They even have bicycle seats to carry the...

A memorable experience in Netherlands

Esther Oluka at Daily Monitor (Uganda) wrote a nice blog article about her visit to the congress: 'Our hosts let us feed on various Dutch cuisines such as Hutspot, made with potatoes, carrots, and onions served with meats such as rookworst (smoked sausage),...

Economia circular na Holanda

Alda Do Rosário Santos at Agrojornal (Angola) published an article about Circular Economy, saying that 'the Dutch are known as economically efficient people, especially in today's society, where environmental pollution, global warming and the decline of non-renewable...

Report from IFAJ Congress

Joseph Opoku at Joy News TV (Ghana) posted a video report, recorded at the IFAJ2018 World Congress. 'There should be more focus on agricultural journalism by journalists and in media houses from all around the world.' Watch video >>

In ‘n blik

Marieke Snyman at Landbou (South Africa) wrote an article about Kipster: 'The chicken farm Kipster in Castenray, in the south of the Netherlands, is home to approximately 24,000 laying hens' (please note: article in Afrikaans). Read more >>

Groeiend perspectief voor Nedersoja

An article on website Varkens.nl says that 'the protein crop fits into the cultivation plan and the rotation of crops, says Jolanda Raaijmakers during the circular farm tour of 35 (inter)national agricultural journalists' (please note: article in Dutch). Read more...

Lessons for Ugandan farmers

Esther Oluka at Daily Monitor (Uganda) posted an article, summarizing the lessons for Ugandan farmers: 'Rely more on technology, process sweet foods into animal feeds, farm in groups, invest in horticulture and grow crops on rooftops of buildings'. Read more >>

Dutch Roots 2018

Imagro (The Netherlands) posted a blog article with video report, saying that 'our colleagues Ruben and Dirk-Jan were present as project leaders and spoke with Meiny Prins (CEO Priva and founder of the Sustainable Urban Delta) and Boj van den Berg (Urban Greeners)'...

Meiny Prins: Mensen moeten omslag maken

Mariska Vermaas at NVLJ (The Netherlands) posted an article, quoting Meiny Prins (Priva): 'The problems surrounding sustainable food production aren't caused by technology. The technology is available. But it is the people who have to make the change and it is the...

Martijn Boelens: robotisering is toekomst

Mariska Vermaas at NVLJ (The Netherlands) posted an article about robotization, which 'solves the problem of work, as more and more people live in the city and less and less people are interested in handicrafts in dairy farming, says Boelens' (please note: article in...

IFAJ wächst und will Stiftung gründen

Markus Rediger at Landwirtschaftlicher Informationsdienst (LID, Switzerland) posted an article: 'The Association of International Agricultural Journalists IFAJ was able to accept 8 new member countries at the 2018 Delegates' Meeting in the Netherlands, as envisioned...

Landbou produseer meer as net kos

Marieke Snyman of Landbou (South Africa) posted an article, stating that 'agriculture is now largely associated with the production of food, but the industry produces much more than just food, says Prof. Louise Fresco, chairman of the University of Wageningen in the...

Boer en consument aan zet voor klimaat

Wim Esselink at Boerderij (The Netherlands) posted a news item which states: 'Farmers, consumers and all other parties such as businesses, banks and governments need to be able to produce food sustainably in the future. Food must be safe, sustainable and affordable'...

Internationale agrifood pers bezoekt Ede

Omroep Ede (The Netherlands) published an article, which says that with the presence of '180 international agricultural and horticultural journalists from 45 countries' during the Dutch Roots congress, 'Ede and the region are putting themselves even more emphatically...