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Honour For FFNZ Vice President

Honour For FFNZ Vice President

Charlie Pedersen, the Vice President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc), has been elected Vice President of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers' (IFAP) Dairy Group.

IFAP, the world body of nationally representative general farmers' organisation, is currently holding its 36th Congress in Washington D.C. The Dairy Group is one of four commodity groups within IFAP.

"This appointment is an honour. It is also an opportunity to make further progress in trade reform, particularly in dairying which faces significant trade restrictions," Mr Pedersen said.

He said the appointment recognised the excellent work done by Federated Farmers in areas such as animal welfare and trade policy.

"New Zealand agricultural is held in high regard internationally for the way it has adapted to the removal of subsidies," he said.

Mr Pedersen owns a dairy farm near Foxton with 1200 cows. He is a former president of Dairy Farmers of New Zealand, the dairy industry group of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

IFAP (www.ifap.org), based in Paris, was established in 1946 to secure the fullest cooperation between organisations of agricultural producers in meeting the optimum nutritional and consumptive requirements of people around the world. It works to improve the economic and social status of all who live by and on the land. One hundred national organisations of family farmers from 71 countries are members of IFAP.

The President of the IFAP Dairy Group is Bernard Airieau from France.

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