The European Network of Agricultural Journalists, founded in 2011, connects the agricultural journalists of Europe with one another. It aims to improve communication, boost agricultural understanding, and encourage high standards of agricultural journalism from its members.

Twenty-one countries have ENAJ membership: 19 from the European Union, and two members of the European Free Trade Association. A further six counties, without domestic guilds or associations, enjoy ‘observer’ status.

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EU Members (19)

Austria

Austria

1. Name of Guild: VAÖ
2. Country: Austria
3. Name of President/Chairman: Josef Siffert
              And contact details: Schauflergasse 6

1010 Wien

4. Name of Secretary: Stefan Nimmervoll
              And contact details: Florianigasse 7/14

1080 Wien

5. Date founded: 1951
6. Number of members: 180
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists, Publishers and Ag-Communicators
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): Supporting the work of Agricultural Journalists and communicators, building a network, getting better information to the farmers, press conferences
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Press trips, Networking events, Educational services, Young journalists events
10. Website address: www.agrarjournalist.at, www.agrarjournalisten.at
11. Social networks:  
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Blick ins Land, Bauernzeitung, Der Landwirt, AIZ (agricultural press agency), ORF – Land und Leure
Belgium

Belgium

1. Name of Guild: BVLJ-ABJA
2. Country: Belgium
3. Name of President/Chairman: Jacques Van Outryve
              And contact details: +32 16 28 63 10, jacques.van.outryve@boerenbond.be
4. Name of Secretary: Patrick Dieleman
              And contact details: +32 478 221 085
5. Date founded: 08 11 1957
6. Number of members: 81
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists only (agriculture, horticulture, food, rural themes)
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): Defending common interest and representation of the members, training activities
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Excursions, debate with organisations related to food and agriculture
10. Website address: www.bvlj-abja.be
11. Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/belgianagrijournalists/

https://twitter.com/AbjaBvlj

12. Main agricultural media of the country: Boer&Tuinder, Landbouwleven, Management&Techniek, www.vilt.be (flemisch language), le Silon Belge, Plein Champs (French)
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

AWAITING INFORMATION FROM MEMBER ASSOCIATION…

Croatia

AWAITING INFORMATION FROM MEMBER ASSOCIATION…

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

1. Name of Guild: Guild of Agricultural Journalist of Czech Republic (Klub zemědělských novinářů ČR)
2. Country: Czech Republic
3. Name of President/Chairman: Ing. Petr Neumann
              And contact details: petr@anthony.cz
4. Name of Secretary: Iva Svítková
              And contact details: svitkova.iva@vumop.cz
5. Date founded: 1990
6. Number of members: 58
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Majority of the guild members are people whose main profession is not journalism, but they work in the field of agriculture, rural development and related fields and they publish in specialized media. Many KZNP members are representatives of educational and state institutions.
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): Club members, especially those in rural areas, can participate in improving media skills of organizations operating in the country, including provision of “media training”. KZNP is also a partner of several regional associations of the National Network for Rural Development in order to improve the current lack of awareness of the countryside towards the general public.
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): press conferences, including media outlets
10. Website address: www.kznp.cz
11. Social networks:  
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Agrobase, www.agri.cz
Denmark
1. Name of Guild: Danske Fødevare- og Landbrugsjournalister / Danish Food and Agricultural Journalists
2. Country: Denmark
3. Name of President/Chairman: Frederik Thalbitzer
              And contact details:  Phone +45 33 39 47 41

cellphone +45 20 11 92 70

email: lft@landbrugsavisen.dk

4. Name of International Secretary: Per Henrik Hansen
              And contact details: Phone +45 30 33 39 48

email: ph@perhenrik.dk

5. Date founded: 6/6/1906
6. Number of members: 130
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists, editors, communicators
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): To serve the members’ journalistic interests, including exchange of knowledge, and continuously to increase the members’ insights into agricultural and food production, trade and more, both in Denmark and international.
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Debates, visits at farms, companies and research institutions.
10. Website address: www.dflj.dk
11. Social networks: www.facebook.com/halmpressen/
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Landbrugsavisen (http://landbrugsavisen.dk/), Maskinbladet (http://www.maskinbladet.dk/), Effektivt Landbrug (http://effektivtlandbrug.landbrugnet.dk/)
Finland
1. Name of Guild: Maataloustoimittajat
2. Country: Finland
3. Name of President/Chairman: Maija Pitkonen
              And contact details: maija.pitkonen@proagria.fi
4. Name of Secretary: Andrea Bergman
              And contact details: andrea.bergman@slc.fi 
4A. ENAJ contact Tapani Koivunen
              And contact details: tpkoivunen@gmail.com 
5. Date founded: 1958
6. Number of members: About 250
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

journalists and communicators
8. Purpose of Association (for example : sharing experiences, supporting young journalists, organizing different press events… ): To be a connecting link between journalists and communicators working in media with agriculture, forestry, horticulture and food processing, to promote the professional development of the members and to be connected with corresponding associations in other countries.
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): We arrange debates, press trips, annual meetings and courses
10. Website address: www.maataloustoimittajat.fi
11. Social networks: Facebook: Maataloustoimittajat ry
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, Landsbygdens Folk, Käytännön Maamies, Koneviesti
France
1. Name of Guild: Association française des journalistes agricoles, de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et de la ruralité (AFJA)

French association of agricultural journalists (AFJA)

2. Country: France
3. Name of President/Chairman: Nicole OUVRARD
              And contact details: nouvrard@agrapresse.fr
4. Name of International Secretary: Fleur BOUTILLIER
              And contact details: afja-fr@orange.fr

0033 (0)1 42 46 90 48

5. Date founded: 1954
6. Number of members: 180

+ 60 Agricultural advisers of foreign embassies in France

7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

50% journalists and editors, 50% communicators and ceo

+ Agricultural advisers of foreign embassies in France

8. Purpose of Association (for example …): • to group journalists working in relation to agriculture and all that concerns: agro-supply, processing and sale of agricultural products, environmental protection, regional planning, rural life;

• ensure their effective representation with public authorities and with all public, professional and other bodies concerned with these matters;

• to facilitate contacts between them and these bodies, in the interest of information and the study of common problems;

• establish, maintain and develop relations with similar bodies abroad or with international organizations concerned with these problems.

9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Debates, round tables, points of scientific, legal or political decoding, press trips
10. Website address: www.afja-asso.fr
11. Social networks: Twitter : @afja1
12. Main agricultural media of the country: La France Agricole http://www.lafranceagricole.fr/

AgraPresse http://www.agrapresse.fr/

Groupe Réussir http://www.reussir.fr/public/index.php

Groupe Apasec http://www.presse-agricole.net/

Terre-net media http://www.terre-net.fr/

Pleinchamp.com https://www.pleinchamp.com/

Germany
1. Name of Guild: Verband Deutscher Agrarjournalisten e.V. – VDAJ
2. Country: Deutschland / Germany
3. Name of President/Chairman: Dr. Katharina Seuser
              And contact details: VDAJ, Taunusstraße 151, 61381 Friedrichsdorf, Email: info@vdaj.de, Tel.: +49 (0)6172 710 61 88, Fax: +49 (0)6172 710 610
4. Name of Secretary: Christiane Löw
              And contact details: VDAJ, Taunusstraße 151, 61381 Friedrichsdorf, Email: c.loew@agrinet.de, Tel.: +49 (0)6172 710 61 88, Fax: +49 (0)6172 710 610
5. Date founded: 22.11.1951
6. Number of members: ca. 600
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Agricultural journalists and agricultural communicators (f. e. Press officers of agricultural associations and companies).
8. Purpose of Association (for example : sharing experiences, supporting young journalists, organizing different press events… ): The VDAJ aims to support professional agricultural journalism. The VDAJ supports journalism, publicism and communication within agriculture, forestry and the foodindustry and all related sectors on the basis of personal journalistic responsibility and the press laws – on the national and international level. The VDAJ brings together publicists and communicators and supports them in their professional needs. The VDAJ supports education and professional development, watches over professional ethics and the German codex of the press (Pressekodex) as well as other press rules (freedom of the press). The VDAJ cooperates on a journalistic level with companies, governmental organizations and private organizations, that are dedicated to agriculture and related sectors. The VDAJ keeps contact to other associations, which are dedicated to journalism, publicism, communication and agriculture.

 

9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Debates with politicians, representatives of companies and journalists, press conferences with the Minister of Agriculture and the president of the Farmers Union during the International Green Week, press trips, yearly delegates meetings, visits of farms and companies, since the founding for IFAJ, the VDAJ was host of four international congresses.
10. Website address: www.vdaj.de
11. Social networks: Facebook, Twitter
12. Main agricultural media of the country: The following publications cover agriculture in general; beside these there are numerous specialised publications: Bauernblatt für Schleswig Holstein (weekly, print and web),

Land & Forst (weekly, print and web),

Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt Westfalen-Lippe (weekly, print and web),

LZ Rheinland (weekly, print and web),

Rheinische Bauernzeitung (weekly, print and web),

LW Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt (weekly, print and web),

Bauernzeitung (weekly, print and web),

BW agrar – Schwäbischer Bauer (weekly, print and web),

BW agrar – Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt (weekly, print and web),

Badische BauernZeitung (weekly, print and web),

Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Wochenblatt (weekly, print and web),

top agrar (monthly, print and web),

dlz (monthly, print and web),

DLG Nachrichten (monthly, print and web),

agrarmanager (monthly, print and web),

agrarheute.com (web, online tv),

Maschinenring-Magazin (print, 5 times a year)

Hungary

AWAITING INFORMATION FROM MEMBER ASSOCIATION…

Ireland
1. Name of Guild: Guild of Agricultural Journalists of Ireland.  
2. Country: IRELAND  
3. Name of President/Chairman: Oonagh O Mahony
              And contact details: oonagh@ifpmedia.com
4. Name of Secretary: Niall Madigan
              And contact details: niallmadigan@ifa.ie
5. Date founded: 1961
6. Number of members: 120
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc: Journalists and communicators

 
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): A social and professional development network who meet four to five times a year  
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Debates, breakfast forums, farm visits, factory visits, lectures, awards dinner.  
10. Website address: www.agriguild.ie  
11. Social networks:  
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Irish Farmers Journal, Irish Farmers Monthly, Farming Independent, Farm Week, RTE Radio Countrywide, Agriland.  
Italy
1. Name of Guild: UNAGA (Unione Nazionale delle Associazioni dei Giornalisti Agricoli)
2. Country: Italy
3. Name of President/Chairman: Roberto Zalambani
              And contact details: zalambanir18@gmail.com
4. Name of Secretary: TBC
              And contact details: TBC
5. Date founded: 1965
6. Number of members: 110
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists and communicators
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): Networking among colleagues; focusing the main agricultural and agrifood topics
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Conferences, debates, round tables, newsletter and press trips
10. Website address: http://www.unaganews.org/
11. Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/500477979998448/?fref=ts
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Terra e vita, New business media, Con i piedi per terra (TV), Agrisole, Agricoltura, Italiafruit News, Corriere Ortofrutticolo, AgroNotizie
The Netherlands
1. Name of Guild: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Land- en tuinbouwjournalistiek (NVLJ)
2. Country: The Netherlands
3. Name of President/Chairman: Jacqueline Wijbenga
              And contact details: j.wijbenga@eisma.nl
4. Name of Secretary: Johan Boonen
              And contact details: mail@johanboonen.nl
5. Date founded: 1953
6. Number of members: > 200
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

combination of journalists and communicators
8. Purpose of Association (for example …): networking, enhance professional skills
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): general assembly, press meetings, political debates, award winning ceremony, etc.
10. Website address: www.nvlj.nl
11. Social networks: linkedin
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Nieuwe Oogst, Boerderij, Boerderij Vandaag, Veeteelt, Akker Magazine, Varkens, Veldpost, Stal&Akker, Melkvee Magazine etc.
Poland
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Romania
Name of Guild: The Agricultural Press Association in Romania (A.P.A.R)
Name of President/Chairman: Nicoleta Dragomir
              And contact details: presa.agricola@gmail.com

+40 722814021

Name of Vicepresident – Moldova: Petronela Cotea-Mihai
              And contact details: petcori@yahoo.com

+40 722733424

Name of Vicepresident – Muntenia: Marius Cosmin Andrei
              And contact details: cosminus@yahoo.com

+40 740131069

Name of Vicepresident – Ardeal: Liviu Gordea
              And contact details: lgordea@yahoo.com

+40 723950293

 

Date founded: February, 2013
Number of members: 51
Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists and communicators (printed and online agricultural media journalists, TV and radio producers, reporters, camera operators, photo reporters, and webmasters)
Website address: www.presa-agricola.ro

Facebook

Slovakia
Name of Guild: Klub polnohospodarskych novinarov
Name of President/Chairman: Jozef Sedlak
                        And contact details: jsedlak@szm.sk
Name of Secretary: Milan Debnar
                        And contact details: debnar@trend.sk
Date founded: 1965
Number of members: 14
Type of members e.g. journalists only, communicators, etc: Only journalists
Website address: www.topagro.sk
Slovenia
1. Name of Guild: Drustvo agrarnih novinarjev Slovenije (DANS)
2. Country: Slovenia
3. Name of President/Chairman: Tatjana Cop
              And contact details: cop.tatjana@gmail.com
4. Name of Secretary: Marjana Cvirn
              And contact details: drobnica@km-z.si
5. Date founded: January 2009
6. Number of members: 23 (supporting members not included)
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

5 membership groups:

·       active journalists and photographers

·       communicators and other that significantly contribute in sharing information for farmers and public

·       honorary members

·       students of journalism or other students that already write about agriculture

·       retired members from the group 1 and 2

·       supporting members

8. Purpose of Association (for example …): sharing experiences, supporting young journalists, organizing different events, working with other national guilds and international associations (IFAJ, ENA)
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): round tables, press trips
10. Website address: www.dan.si
11. Social networks:  
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Weekly Kmecki glas, monthly Kmetovalec and Glas dezele, bi-monthly Zelena dezela

National TV Sunday broadcast “People and Land”

Catholic radio (Ognjisce) broadcast – short daily and 1,5 hour weekly Sunday

Spain
1. Name of Guild: APAE – Asociación de Periodistas Agroalimentarios de España
2. Country: Spain
3. Name of President/Chairman: Lourdes Zuriaga
              And contact details: presidencia@apae.es
4. Name of Secretary: Álvaro Bárez
              And contact details: apae@apae.es
5. Date founded: 1933
6. Number of members: 105
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists, communicators, students and supporting members.
8. Purpose of Association (for example : sharing experiences, supporting young journalists, organizing different press events… ): to group journalists working in relation to agriculture and to represent our sector before the society.
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Debates, round tables and the organization of an Agri-Journalism Specialist Course.
10. Website address: www.apae.es
11. Social networks: Twitter: @apae_informa

Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/apae.periodistasagroalimentarios

12. Main agricultural media of the country:
Sweden
1. Name of Guild: Föreningen Skogs- och Lantbruksjournalister (FSLJ)
2. Country: SWEDEN
3. Name of President/Chairman: Linda Grimstedt
              And contact details: linda.grimstedt@atl.nu
4. Name of Secretary: Frida Jonson
              And contact details: Frida.jonson@atl.nu
5. Date founded:
6. Number of members: 78 (2016)
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Journalists and communicators
8. Purpose of Association (for example : sharing experiences, supporting young journalists, organizing different press events… ): Sharing experiences, organizing courses/education, awarding grants for members.
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…):  
10. Website address: www.fslj.se
11. Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/FSLJ.se/?fref=ts
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Land Lantbruk and ATL
United Kingdom
Name of Guild: BGAJ – British Guild of Agricultural Journalists
Name of President/Chairman: Catherine Linch
                        And contact details: catherine@pinstone.co.uk
Name of Secretary: Nikki Robertson
                        And contact details: gajsec@gmail.com; +44 7584 022909
Date founded: 1945
Number of members: 470
Type of members e.g. journalists only, communicators, etc: Active journalists and photographers; communicators; retired journalists, photographers and communicators; friends and supporting members.
Website address: www.bgaj.org.uk

EFTA Countries (2)

Norway
1. Name of Guild: The Norwegian Guild of Agricultural Journalists
2. Country: Norway
3. Name of President/Chairman: Kathrine Torday Gulden
              And contact details: Kathrine-torday.gulden@nibio.no
4. Name of Secretary: Morten Günther
              And contact details: morten.gunther@nibio.no
5. Date founded: 1970
6. Number of members: 40
7. Type of members e.g. journalists

only, communicators, etc:

Communicators and journalists
8. Purpose of Association (for example : sharing experiences, supporting young journalists, organizing different press events… ): To increase members’ expertise in journalism, and to increase knowledge about agriculture and food production both nationally and internationally.
9. Types of events (for example: Debates, round tables, press trips…): Press trips arranged by IFAJ and ENAJ, member grants, talks on relevant topics
10. Website address: www.landbruksjournalistene.no
11. Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/landbruksjournalistene/?ref=bookmarks
12. Main agricultural media of the country: Nationen, Norsk landbruk, Bondebladet
Switzerland

INFORMATION COMING SOON FROM MEMBER ASSOCIATION…

Observers (7)

As of December 2016, the following countries are observers of ENAJ:

The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Greece

Cyprus

Malta

Portugal

Details not listed?

If you’re a member of a Guild that doesn’t have its information listed below, please let your committee know and ask them to send us the information.