Branches & Groups

TAA has established a series of UK Regional Branches and Overseas Branches, as described below.  The Overseas Branches are coordinated by the Branches Coordinator. If you are interested in supporting a branch in the UK or overseas, or keen to establish one, please contact the Branches Coordinator.


Our UK regional branches have exciting programmes of one-day meetings, often as seminars with presentations and discussions, and the occasional field trip for members and guests. The meetings are held at institutes, colleges or universities, are often as joint meetings with the host organization, and offer opportunities for networking. The subjects are wide-ranging and focus on topics that are of current interest to world agriculture development. Contact the relevant branch convenors for further information. Forthcoming meetings are listed in the relevant edition of Agriculture for Development and on the website Events pages.

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East Anglia


North of England



Midlands & Wales Group yet to be established]


We continue to encourage overseas branches, particularly in India, the Caribbean and SE Asia, aimed at fostering networking and exchanges of ideas between members. Contact points in these countries/regions are:


TAA maintains close links with a number of individuals and institutes in India.


An informal networking link with Caribbean institutes, including CARDI.

Thailand An informal contact member in Thailand for links within SE Asia  Coordinator
Pacific An informal contact member in Fiji for other regional island states. Coordinator
Zambia/Southern Africa Based in Ndola, organises workshops and seminars Coordinator

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Three Specialist Groups operate in the UK in technical areas that have support from TAA members and work to develop and build consensus in specific areas of interest.

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Agribusiness Specialist Group

An informal group of members interested in agri-business, crop processing and marketing.

Environmental Conservation Specialist Group

With membership of the Cambridge Conservation Forum and access to a network of leading environmental, conservation, research and development institutes, and participation in seminars, symposia, etc.


Land Husbandry Specialist Group

Working with the international research and development community on strategies for improving land productivity for sustainable agricultural intensification and environmental services.