The International Farm Management Association (IFMA) is a society for people involved directly or indirectly in all aspects of agriculture. This includes the whole spectrum of individual and corporate producers, managers, advisors, researchers, teachers, policy-makers, suppliers, farming and marketing organisations and agribusiness companies associated with agriculture, horticulture and rural enterprise. Currently the Association has members in over 50 countries.
The objective of the Association is to further the knowledge and understanding of farm business management and to exchange ideas and information about farm management theory and practice throughout the world.
To achieve this objective, IFMA oversees the organisation of an international Congress, held every two years, which is attended by 250 to 350 participants from all over the world. The most recent international Congresses have allowed participants to refine their knowledge and exchange ideas on themes related to the most recent agricultural trends and issues:
|Scotland||July 2017||Future Farming Systems|
|Canada||July 2015||Healthy Agriculture for a Healthy World|
|Poland||July 2013||Transforming agriculture – Between policy science and the consumer|
|New-Zealand||March 2011||Thriving in a Global Market – Innovation, Co-operation and Leadership|
|United States||July 2009||Agriculture – Food, fiber and energy for the future|
|Ireland||July 2007||A vibrant rural economy – The challenge for balance|
|Brazil||August 2005||Developing Entrepreneurship Abilities to Feed the World in a Sustainable Way|
IFMA also publishes the International Journal of Agricultural Management.