Groups & Branches

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

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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 group convenors for further information. Forthcoming meetings are listed in the relevant edition of Agriculture for Development and on the website.

East Anglia


Scotland/North of England


John Wibberley, Tim Roberts & Bill Reed

Midlands & NW England [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.

Sanjeev Vasudev, Coordinator


An informal networking link with Caribbean institutes, including CARDI.

Bruce Laukner, Coordinator

Thailand An informal contact member in Thailand for links within SE Asia  Wyn Ellis, Coordinator
Ireland An informal contact member in Eire developing links with institutions and members in Eire and Ulster Paul Wagstaff
Pacific An informal contact member in Fiji for other regional island states. Ravi Joshi


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.

Agribusiness Specialist Group

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

Roger Cozens

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.

Keith Virgo

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.

Amir Kassam