The objectives of IFMA congresses are:
To provide a forum for exchanging ideas, experience and knowledge through presentations and demonstration;
- To learn about the agriculture of the organising country, including its structure and marketing;
- To stimulate contacts between farmers, teachers, advisors, researchers, policy-makers and agribusiness at national and international levels.
Each congress programme is designed in such a way that all three objectives can be met. The strength of the congress is the integration of a diverse group of international people, companies and organisations around the themes of agricultural production, agricultural policy, agribusiness and economics and their impact on farm management.
The Congress’s Programme of Papers is made up of both Invited and Contributed Papers arranged in plenary and parallel sessions. A call for contributed papers usually goes out from the organising committee with the First Announcement of a congress some 12 –18 months ahead of the congress date. Poster Session opportunities are also offered. See the respective Congress’s website for more information.