See below a list of up-coming events scheduled by TAA or by our partner organisations:

If members wish to add an event relevant to the TAA, please send the details (in the format given below) to the Webmanager, we will then upload the information.

Event Title Date Time Subject Details Venue Details Contact Details
1st International Conference on Water Security
17 June 2018 10,00

This conference, 17-20 June 2018, will allow academics, thinkers and practitioners from around the world to present, discuss and highlight the key issues and directions from a scientific perspective, including data needs, and how data can be acquired, successful public and private sector business models in different settings, and what the knowledge gaps are. The conference provides a forum for in-person meetings to complement the journal Water Security, which focuses on review and synthesis articles covering the field. Oral, poster and workshop abstracts are invited on the conference topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

Hyatt Regency Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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Earlyregistration by 23 March 2018.

Rothamsted Festival of Ideas
23 June 2018 11.00

It’s our 175th birthday this year and we’re celebrating with a two day Festival of Ideas, 23rd & 24thJune. Bring the family, young and old, to find out what we do at our research institute and how we do it. Engage with the science, the farming and the people as we open doors for a weekend of thrills and spills. Speed date an expert; ride a tractor; puzzle over our trove of astonishing exhibits; and test the interactive displays. Vote for the most fascinating poster; find out what the future of farming could look like; gain a taste of the technological transformations underway; meet a Dalek. Join a debate or listen to a talk; tackle a treasure hunt or pit yourself against one of our quizzes. Immerse yourself in a sensational demo, including the one we trialled at the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in December (parasitic wasp meets gorging aphid).

Explore our proud history of ground-breaking discoveries, from crop treatment to crop protection, from statistical interpretation to soils management. Hook up with one of the wonder trails through our heritage, or take a seat and enjoy a cream tea at the Manor. Read more ....

Rothamsted is a member of TAA.

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, UK

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Register on EventbriteContact the organiser Erin for more details

Groundswell No-till Show & Conference 2018
27 June 2018 09.30

The next Groundswell conference and field event will be 27th and 28th June 2018. Groundswell’s mission is to promote understanding and disseminate factual information on no-till and regenerative agriculture within the UK. Groundswell is an independent farming conference, designed 'by farmers for farmers' to focus on emerging methods of soil regeneration, reducing inputs and increasing profitability in arable and mixed farming situations. On a working no-till farm within a mile of the A1(M) in Hertfordshire, the Cherry family put together a two day conference with speakers sharing their experiences from around the world.

The Groundswell Show is unique in providing hands-on, practical knowledge sharing from the world's most experienced farmers and 'soil caretakers' on conservation agriculture techniques. With two days of talks, seminars and panel discussions you will leave with a fuller understanding of the science behind the theory, and a head full of practical applications to improve your farms fertility, sustainability, quality and profitability. We will be releasing the speaker schedule shortly.

Lannock Manor Farm, Junction 9 (A1(M)), Hertfordshire, SG4 7EE, UK

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Register for updates and booking details. Contact for more details. 

TAA Southwest Visit to East Devon
02 July 2018 10.00 TAA Southwest are planning a visit to east Devon 2nd to 4th July. Details will follow Details to follow Contact Tim Roberts  
e-Consultation on Ethical, Legal and Policy Aspects of Open Data Affecting Smallholder Farmers
04 July 2018 08.00

TheGlobal Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutritioninitiative (GODAN), the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and KTBL invite you to participate in an e-consultation on ethical, legal and policy aspects of open data affecting smallholder farmersto be held from 4 to 8 July.

Data-driven agriculture is expected to increase agricultural production and productivity, help adapt to or mitigate the effects of climate change, bring about more economic and efficient use of natural resources, reduce risk and improve resilience in farming, and make agri-food market chains much more efficient. However, developing-country smallholder farmers are not harnessing the power of data and must overcome challenges and risks to ensure that digital investments benefit them. For the smallholders, the two main challenges are, first, to gain access to relevant data and services provided by others and, second, to make sure that any data they share does not actually weaken their positions.This e-consultation therefore focuses on ethical, legal and policy aspects of open data affecting farmers.

On-line forum and consultation

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The discussion will be organized around five questions, with each day dedicated to one question: viewable on the e-discussion page Participation in face-to-face expert consultation will be by invitation: there is still room to co-opt a few persons.    
Conference: LandCare for the Future
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This three day (16-18 July, 2018) conference is the meeting point for educators and students. The overall objective of this conference is to improve educational and training capacities in relation to Ecological Restoration. This is necessary to preserve our environment and also to fulfil the demands of an emerging labour market and create novel job opportunities. Abstracts must be submitted before May 31, 2018. Read more ……

Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela (42º52'29.92"N 8º33'43.96"W), Spain

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ECHO E Africa Symposium: Best practices to improve nutrition in dryland areas
07 August 2018 09.00 You are invited by our institutional members ECHO East Africa to join the joint World Vision Tanzania - ECHO East Africa - Amaranth Institute Symposium. The symposium offers a valuable time of learning, information sharing and networking for those working and serving in dryland areas especially in the East Africa Region. Please us the link below to see the tentative topics to be covered Topics for presentation. Use the following link to offer a presentation: Presenter form - Nutrition in dryland areas. The programme will include: 6th August - Check-in and Fellowship; 7-9th August - Meeting Days; 10th August - Optional Post Symposium Tours, and Check-out. Naura Springs Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania

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Registering isdone simply online. For more information on local accommodation, click here.  For more info, contact Sophia Kasubi

21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS), Brazil
12 August 2018 10.00 The theme will be "Soils to feed and fuel the world. The WCSS is the main event of the International Union of Soil Science. It takes place every four years and is open to all members of the IUSS and other participants. For further information on congress websiteThe organization team has prepared a pre-congress tour, two congress tours and seven post-congress tours to different locations in Brazil. 

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RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-17 August 2018

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Contact Flavio Camargo, Vice President Congress.  
International Congress and Expo on Agriculture & Horticulture Conference
13 August 2018 09.00

ICEAH-2018, August 13-14, will have the theme ‘Enhancing Modern and Sustainable Agricultural Practices’. The main objectives will be to:

Facilitate opportunities for networking, collaboration and exchange of ideas with internationally renowned leaders in Agriculture & Horticulture.

Identify research and practice based innovations in optimizing Agriculture & Horticulture.

Debate gaps and priorities for sustainable development in optimizing Agriculture & Horticulture.

Discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in the new era of optimizing Agriculture & Horticulture reforms.

Identify opportunities for evidence-based practice in optimizing Agriculture & Horticulture.

Read more …..  Submit an abstractTAA member, Benny Dembitzer, is Conference Chair. 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Register hereThriveni Jella, Conference Secretary.

2018 No-Till Conference
04 September 2018 09.00

Are you interested in soil regeneration to increase sustainability on your farm? Then we invite all farmers, large and small – Fruit – Vegetable – Sugarcane – Dairy – Crop – Forestry to attend the 2018 No-Till Conference from 4 to 6 September 2018. Steve Groff from the USA is our Guest Speaker who will be conducting an in depth Cover Crop and Soil Fertility workshop. Read more …., see the programme

ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort, Kwa-Zulu Natal, near Bergville 3350, South Africa

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6th International Conference on Sustainable Development
12 September 2018 08.00

The conference 12th & 13thSeptember) is organized bythe European Center of Sustainable Development, in collaboration with CIT University. It is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The theme will be "Creating a unified foundation forthe Sustainable Development: research, practice andeducation". This emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everydaypractices, policies, and analytical approaches. The 2018 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion ofprofessional issues relevant to Sustainability Science. Abstracts welcomed In 1. Economic Sustainability; 2. Environmental Sustainability; 3. Socio-Cultural Sustainability. Read more ….. 

Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy

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21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference
24 September 2018 09.00

Invitation to participate in the Conference, which will be held from 24th to 27th September 2018. Soil, a living skin covering the earth, can be regarded as the mother of all living things, while tillage is the mechanical manipulation of soil to specifically promote and enhance crop growth. Civilizations have used soil and tillage throughout their varied histories. Now with the challenge of food security and climate change, soil and tillage researchers must develop sustainable agriculture and protect the environment. The 21st ISTRO Conference is an excellent opportunity to present research, share ideas and obtain new perspectives in soil and tillage research that will meet these challenges. Read more ….. Includes a four day post-conference tour.

Cité Universitaire Internationale,17 Boulevard Jourdan – 75014 PARIS, France

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Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture
09 October 2018 09.00

The aim of 2ACCA, 9th to 12thOctober, is to bring together expert knowledge, information, and insights from practitioners from across different sectors and interest groups at all levels of agriculture development in the public, private and civil sectors. This diversity of knowledge and stakeholders is essential to:

·Enable the desired multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral development of CA as a core production component of climate-smart agriculture; and

· Achieve sustained mobilization of policy, institutional and community support to accelerate the widespread adoption and management of CA as a core element of the expanding climate-smart food and agriculture systems in Africa.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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International Rice Congress
14 October 2018 09.00

Held every four years, the International Rice Congress (IRC) is the world’s largest gathering of rice scientists, researchers, and rice industry experts and players to share the results of their work; intelligence on market trends, drivers, and developments; and together learn about factors that affect the rice industry and technologies in the short and long term.

This year's IRC focuses on Transformative Science for Food and Nutrition Security, and is organized around 8 themes which serve as the cornerstones of addressing critical development challenges in agriculture. The 4-day conference (14 – 17 October) will likewise feature innovative showcases and flash talks around these themes. Read more ….. or click here. 

Marina Bay Sands,10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

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Please register with IRRI, click here  
TAA SW Branch and Royal Agriculture University Conference
18 October 2018 10.00 Tentative topic Food Chain Linkages: Locavores, Preservation, Storage & Minimising Wastage.
Details to follow.
RAU, Cirencester, UK

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Contact TAA Southwest Organiser  
REAP Conference 2018: Agri-Tech East
07 November 2018 09.30

Is competitive, sustainable food production where agri-tech can make the most impact? Or should we concentrate our resources on land use for something we can’t buy cheaper elsewhere? High value crops to support a bio-economy? Novel forms of food production? Enhanced ecosystem services?

Agri-Tech East’s fifth REAP conference comes at a time of unprecedented change, uncertainty and challenge for the industry. We’ll be asking a number of technical experts with different perspectives what they think the future agri-food industry could look like and we will explore the exciting ideas and innovations that will take us there.

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ, UK

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TAA Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture: ‘Climate Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Agriculture
14 November 2018 17.30

This annual public lecture, co-hosted by TAA and the University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, will focus on the risks to small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa resulting from climate change and other factors, and the means to mitigate them. The lecture will take the form of four short presentations by people specialised in assessing risks from the climatic and farming side and in provision of insurance for farmers. These will include (i) Olga Speckhardt - Head of Global Insurance Solutions - Syngenta Foundation; (ii)  Rosalind Cornforth - Director, Walker Institute - Reading University; (iii) Peter Dorward - Leader of the PICSA Programme - Walker Institute - Reading University. This will be followed by a panel discussion. The event will be chaired by Dr Andrew Bennett CMG, TAA President. The programme will commence at 17.30, with a networking meeting, followed by a welcome at 18.30 by Professor Julian Park, Head of School. The Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture event will commence at 18.40. The evening will conclude with a wine and finger buffet,19:40 – 21:00. Members, spouses and friends are welcome.

A separate afternoon tour of the University’s 'Museum of English Rural Life' is being arranged for TAA members and friends:


Reading University, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AR, UK

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Reserve your place for the lecture with Lynne Drew (tel: 0118 378 4549).

International Conference on Agricultural and Food Sciences
26 November 2018 09.00 We are delighted to welcome you to for the Agripace 2018 conference 26th to 28th November. This will focus especially on collaborations among agriculture and food sector researchers, industrialists and professors to share trans-disciplinary integrative thinking to produce profitable & sustainable Agriculture. Based on your expertise in this area, we would like to welcome you to serve at the position of honourable Organizing Committee Memberfor Agripace 2018. Also, we would be glad to invite you to deliver a talk as a Plenary Speakerat this conference, submit your abstract on-line. For more details on conference sessions and programme, visit the event website:. We would be glad to receive your acceptance response in regards to inform you more about the conference in details and hence the benefits that you will avail as an OCMmember. Note that TAA member Benny Dembitzer is a member of the organizing committee. For any further queries, do not hesitate to contact Jojo Joseph
Scientific Program Coordinator 
Agripace 2018 Bangkok, Thailand (venue to be decided)

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International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (ICCBSA)
13 December 2018 10.00

This conference, 13th to 16thDecember 2018, aims to bring together allstakeholders in a single platform to share knowledge, academic debate and to highlight climatic change, biodiversity, agricultural sustainability, research and academic activities being carried out in universities, research institutes, NGOs and corporate bodies across the globe. Sub-themes will include Climate change and natural resource management; Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services; Sustainable agriculture, horticulture animal and fisheries; Human health sustainability under changed climate; Gender IPR management. Organised by Assam Agricultural University and Prof HS Shrivastava Foundation for Science.Read more ….. 

Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, NE India

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More information, registration and submission of papers/posters to Dr Ranjan Das;on-line registration

13th International Conference on Dryland Development: Converting Drylands from Grey to Green
11 February 2019 10.00

The Conference will be held from 11-14 February 2019. It will be organized by The International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) and hosted by ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India, and by the Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI), Jodhpur, India. For more details click here. Read more for the principle themes and sub themes of the Conference, which include climate change, land degradation/desertification, soil health, water harvesting, conservation & agro-biodiversity, sustainable intensification, livestock & agroforestry, post-harvet and value chains, renewable energy & mechanisation, policies and livelihood resilience of dry land communities.

The Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Contact Dr. Mohan C. Saxena, Executive Secretary, IDDC. Or mail the committee. Use on line registration but this is currently difficult to understand!

13th International Conference on Development of Drylands: Converting Grey Areas into Green
11 February 2019 10.00

This is the first announcement for the conference being organized by the International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India and the Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI), Jodhpur, India, co-sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other Indian and international agencies. The conference will run from 11th to 14th February 2019. Read more …… 

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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3rd Agriculture & Climate Change Conference
24 March 2019 09.00

Join the 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference to be held 24-26 March 2019. This conference will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity into the future. Topics will include: Modelling climate change and its application to agriculture; Climate change and increased agricultural uncertainty; Abiotic stress; Effects of CO2 on plant growth; Food security in developing countries; Impacts of climate change on nutrition, quality and resource use efficiency; Improving the efficiency of the food chain; Plant-microbe interactions and climate change; Reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change; Innovative breeding practices; New crops for a new climate. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics, submit online by 22 October 2018.

Novotel Budapest City, Budapest, Hungary

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