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
Training Course in Joint Mitigation and Adaptation (JMA): A Community Forestry Approach
30 May 2016 09.00

The global community urgently needs to find practical andcost effective strategies for addressing climate change.One of the strategies for doing so is through activitiesthat jointly address mitigation and adaptation – knownas Joint Mitigation and Adaptation (JMA). JMA has beenrecognized in both the recent Paris Agreement and themandate of the Green Climate Fund as a priority areafor development. However, despite this growing interest,governments and practitioners often lack practical modelsand tools to effectively link mitigation and adaptation.

This course will cover topics and skills that are fundamental to community forestry and JMA, including: Integrated landscape management; Sustainable livelihood development; Participatory climate change vulnerability assessment; Strategies for linking adaptation initiatives to local government ; and Securing sustainable JMA financing.

RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. 30 May - 4 June

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Course fee US$ 1,500 (includes training plus field trip to Bang Kaew). Registration (deadline 20 May 2016) to Regan Pairojmahakij Tel: +66 (0) 2 940 5700 Ext. 1100 

International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use
31 May 2016 10.00

The Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is organising the conference: 31 May to 2 June 2016.  The conference aims to share knowledge of conservation agriculture (CA) internationally and across different scientific fields. Main topics:

Soil science and geomorphology in CA Systems; Agro-ecological research in CA Systems; Yields and economy; Climate change and CA Systems; CA Systems and carbon cycle; Sustainability assessment of land use and cover change

The conference will include two days of plenary sessions with keynote speeches and a one-day field trip. Detailed programme will be available later. The application of CA Systems is spreading worldwide. New results in the field of scientific and practical applications are accumulating continuously and therefore it seems to be important to present and discuss about the new achievements. To support this intention the Geographical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is organising the International Conference on CA and Sustainable Land Use. More details …… 

Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary

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Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals Conference and Expo
05 June 2016 09.00

The event combines an exciting two-day (June 5th & 6th) Conference Program for experts and practitioners in the development sector plus an Expo of development sector service providers’ booths and demonstrations. A two-day Program has been organised that focuses on introducing, explaining and discussing the seventeen new SDGs. For more information please visit The Asia Pacific SDG Conference & Expo website

EastinMakkasan Hotel in Central Bangkok

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Please email  Lesley about presenting in the Conference Program and to register please email 

Linking research to inclusive development for food security, course, Wageningen
06 June 2016 09.00

ICRA (International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture) strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. This course is for researchers to make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities, if it is to have any value. Agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security. The course is challenging, varied and hands-on, including trainer-assisted group sessions, role-play, and field visits to research and development projects in the Netherlands. Training is tailored to participants� needs and builds on their experiences, ensuring that the relevance can be applied most effectively in other situations. Class sizes are kept small, between 12 and 20 participants, to maximize trainer:trainee ratios and to enhance trainee interactions and opportunities for exchange. Course brochure.  Read more 

Wageningen, P.O. Box 9101, 6700 HB Wageningen, the Netherlands; 6th to 24th June

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On-line application form (by 1st April 2016).Tuition fee: 3 990 Euro (some scholarships available).

International Conference 'New Horizons in Plant Science'
09 June 2016 10.00

You are invited to participate in this conference to be held during June 9-11 2016. The Plant Physiology conference 2016 aims in gathering renowned scientists, professors and research professionals across the globe under a single roof, where they discuss the research, achievements and advancements in this field. This conference will lay a platform for the interaction between experts around the world and aims to accelerate scientific discoveries and major milestones in the field of Plant Physiology. The theme of the conference is "Novel Innovation, Plant derived therapeutic agents and GM crop in plant science”. For more details of this conference please have a glance on web page.

Dallas, USA. 9th to 11th June 2016

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Great Fen project and Rothchild's bungalow visit
11 June 2016 10.00

The Royal Society of Biology (Beds, Essex & Herts branch), invite you to join a visit to the Great Fen. Kate Carver, project manager and a member of the restoration team will give a short presentation on the project. After tea and biscuits, you will be able to walk with like-minded people to Charles Rothschild's Bungalow at Woodwalton Fen. Taking in the unique surrounding with opportunities to see some amazing wildlife, visit the straw hide, and view the vast area that will become the Great Fen once completed.

Great Fen Team, Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire PE26 2RS. 10:00 – 15:00.

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Book your place on the event page. Free for RSB members and £2.50 for non-members. (TAA is an organisational member of RSB)

Contemporary Food Issues: Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network Annual Symposium
16 June 2016 09.00

The annual symposium has become the highlight of BSUFN’s year, showcasing the diversity of food-related research being undertaken at Brighton and Sussex Universities alongside discussion of non-academic and community-based initiatives in East Sussex and beyond. In recent years, food and related topics have received an increasing profile in the media, in policy debates, and in research and theoretical discourse. Food has become a pressing issue of our time and interacts with other pertinent topics such as politics, economics, sustainability, environment and climate change, health, society and culture, and the food-water-energy nexus. The 2016 annual symposium will reflect this current agenda through the theme ‘Contemporary Food Issues‘. Read more …. 

Checkland Building, Room E512, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton BN2 4AT, UK

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HTS Reunion - 1953 to 2013
18 June 2016 12.00

Former employees of Hunting Technical Services (HTS) and HTSPE are invited are invited to a reunion to celebrate 60 years of HTS, from its foundation in 1953 to its merger with DAI in 2013, which saw the final disappearance of the much loved initials H, T and S  All those who contributed to this important history are invited to join us for lunch at the East India Club on Saturday 18th June 2016. There will be a reception beforehand to give everyone a chance to meet old friends.

Please circulate to any ex-HTS/ HTSPE colleagues whom you may know.

The East India Club
16 St James's Square,
London SW1Y 4LH, UK

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RSVP James Morton by 30 March 2016.

Aid & International Development Forum: Delivering Aid & Improving Health Resilience
21 June 2016 09.00 The Aid & Development Asia Summit 2016 looks at how technological innovations and best practice can improve aid and development work in Asia-Pacific. Gathering all key stakeholder groups including UN and government agencies, development banks, civil societies and the private sector, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for trans-disciplinary discussions and cross-sector networking. United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. 21st & 22nd June 2016

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Seminar: Climate-Smart Agriculture
24 June 2016 09.00

The TAA Zambia/ Southern Africa Branch invites you to a presentation by the FAO Zambia coordinator on climate-smart agriculture.

St joseph Guest House, Catholic Diocese, along Broadway, Ndola, Zambia

Please contact Chris Kapembwe to reserve your place.

CCF Summer Symposium 2016: Food security, sustainability & conservation; part ofCambridge Cambridge Conference on Global Food Security
24 June 2016 09.30

CCF's ever-popular Summer Symposium series continues with an event co-organised with the "Global Food Security Initiative of the University of Cambridge". The day will explore solutions to the challenge of securing future food supply for an increasing global population whilst conserving ecosystems and biodiversity and adapting to a changing climate. Whether in global governance or multi-functional landscapes, how do we deal with the trade-offs? How do we capitalise on the synergies? The Symposium forms part of the Cambridge Conference on Global Food Security 2016, taking place at the David Attenborough Building and surrounding University facilities from Thursday 23rd June (pm) to Friday 24th June. Download the conference flier or read more ....

If you are  interested in submitting a poster, please send a short abstract to Will Simonsonby 1 June 2016)

Conservation Campus, David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ United Kingdom. 23rd & 24th June

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Bookings are competitively priced at £39 for the whole programme on Thursday/Friday (£19.50 for students), with reduced prices for just the Friday Symposium. Bookings and online payment are through the University of Cambridge Online Store.  
Groundswell: A No-Till Show and Conference
30 June 2016 09.30

Groundswell is a new farming conference, designed by farmers for farmers to educate and inform the industry about Zero Tillage techniques and soil conservation in arable and mixed farming situations.On a working No-Till farm in Hertfordshire, we are putting together a day with field scale demonstrations for direct drills and a conference with speakers sharing their experiences from around the world.There will also be a chance to see the rainfall simulator from the USA which gives an amazing insight into the effect that 2'' of rain can have on a range of British soils, and also some mob stocking demonstrations showing low input/high output grazing and the effect it can have on soil fertility on permanent and arable pasture situations. More details available here.

Lannock Manor Farm, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7EE, United Kingdom; o9.30 to 16.30 Limited Tickets, on sale from 15th April 2016. Please Register Your Interest here now. 
Transdisplinary Research for Transformation in an African Context
30 June 2016 11.00

The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) invites you to a presentation by Mark Swilling, Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch; Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute and Co-Director of the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition. He will speak on inter-disciplinary research that is co-produced with (rather than for) societal actors in order to generate solutions to real-world problems. This proposition will be engaged and discussed with special reference to what it means to conduct this kind of research within an African context, with special reference to informal settlements in the South and Southern Africa. This will be done by reflecting on ten years of intensive explorations that have resulted in a body of work that will be taken forward by the recently established Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch. The implications for global efforts to mount transdisciplinary research to support sustainability transitions will be assessed from this contextually specific vantage point. Followed by a BBQ from 12:30pm.

Doubleday, Garden Organic, Wolston Lane, Ryton-On-Dunsmore, Coventry, Warwickshire CV8 3LG

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To book your place, contact CAWR office 

TAA SW: Summer Visit to Wiltshire
04 July 2016 10.00

You are invited to join the TAA Southwest Branch’s 3-day Summer Visit to farms, businesses and places of interest in central Wiltshire. Draft Programme:

Monday 4th July. 10.00am: Meet at National Trust Avebury (at Stables entrance), introduction and guided tour of site followed by lunch. 2.00 pm: Visit to nearby farm involved in higher level stewardship. Check in to hotel in Calne. After dinner talk by member of Wiltshire Wild life Trust.

Tuesday 5th July. Morning: Visit arable farm SE of Marlborough, increasing dairy herd at the expense of his arable land! (to be confirmed). Midday: visit Crofton Pumping station on the Kennet and Avon canal with light lunch in the adjoining tea shop. Afternoon: visit a nearby farm involved with conservation farming. There will again be an evening talk by an invited guest.

Wednesday 6th July: Morning: visit to mixed farm near Calne followed by a visit to the Lackham College farm. Lunch. Afternoon: visit to the National Trust village of Lacock. 4.00 pm: Departure

Lansdowne Strand Hotel - Calne. Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th July

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Please make bookings direct with the Landsdowne hotel by email or phone 01249 812488, (mentioning TAA). Confirm hotel booking with Tim Roberts (or Tel: 01761 470455)

Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development
15 July 2016 10.00

A majority of the poor in rural areas of the world primarily depend on the wages they earn through unskilled labour. In the event of inadequate labour demand or in the face of unpredictable crises like natural disaster or personal such as ill-health, their employment opportunities and livelihood are adversely affected. In this global scenario, the use of Information and Communication Technologies should solve the issues pertaining to poverty alleviation, unemployment, under employment, managing unskilled manual workers with short-term employment, making use of their available skill sets for irrigation, infrastructure building, reforestation, soil conservation, road construction etc. This International conference will present various innovative ideas on how to carry out income transfer to poor households during critical times through the use of ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Department of Information Technology, Easwari Engineering College, Ramapuram, Chennai-89, India; 15-16 July

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International Dairy Summer School: Liverpool Vet School.
24 July 2016 09.00

The University of Liverpool’s veterinary school is once again hosting its very popular two week International Dairy Summer School for dairy entrepreneurs, early career researchers, managers and dairy farmers to equip them with advanced dairy farming knowledge and skills. The course is taking place on 24thJuly. The aims of the course are to train participants to come away with improved knowledge and ideas to implement on their farms at home to improve their dairy operations and therefore increase profitability of their farms. The training course covers modules in breeding strategies, improving nutrition and health of transition cows, young stock management, increasing efficiency and improving productivity. The course also covers how to improve milk quality for improving protein and fat contents required to process various dairy products. As a part of the course visits will be made to top performing UK dairy farms. The important element of sustainable dairy farming approaches will be demonstrated by spending time on the university dairy farm. The program also includes a visit to the world class Cheese and Dairy Show at Nantwich.

The University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston, CH64 7TE, UK. 24th July to 6th August 2016

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To register please download and complete the booking form and send it to your payment (deadline 10th June 2016). Contact Gill Beckett for more details +44 (0) 151 794 6016.

Discussion: Farming as a business
29 July 2016 09.00

The TAA Zambia/ Southern Africa Branch invites you to a discussion facilitated by an officer of the Zambia Cooperative Federation Technical.

St joseph Guest House, Catholic Diocese, along Broadway, Ndola, Zambia

Please contact Chris Kapembwe to reserve your place.

WASWAC World Conference III: new challenges and strategies of soil and water conservation
22 August 2016 10.00

Invitation by WASWAC to join the conference and to submit papers. The theme will be on new challenges and strategies of soil and water conservation in the changing world and sustainable management of soil and water resources. Selected papers could be published in International Soil and Water Conservation Research (ISWCR), Bulletin of Forestry, or other journals.

Perceived wisdom in the approach to evaluation, use and management of land resources is changing rapidly and dramatically. Past emphasis on land development focused on maximizing production and return from land use investment and planned against a background belief that suitable lands for expansion could always be found somewhere, is forced to give way to a more cautious approach - one that recognizes the finite extent of fertile land and the seemingly insatiable demands of a growing human population. Conference topics will include: New challenges to soil and water resources in condition of climate change; Land degradation processes and mechanism; Soil and water conservation strategies to adapt and mitigate climate change; Soil and water conservation measures benefits assessment; Sustainable watershed management; Social and economic aspects and policies related to soil and water conservation; Innovations and implemented global/regional/national projects in land conservation; Education in soil and water conservation.
Belgrade, Serbia. 22nd to 26th August 2016

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Registration €300 (€200 WASWAC members, €100 students). More details from the website or contact Conference Secretariat:
 Katarina Lazarevic

International Training and Study Tour on Technology Advances in Agricultural Production, Water and Nutrient Management
22 August 2016 09.00

IFDC invite you to improve your knowledge and understanding of recent technological advances in the areas of biotechnology, sensor-based irrigation, information management, precision agriculture and remote-sensing technologies. Become familiar with the farm-level impacts of each of these advances on water and nutrient management under changing climatic conditions. Get an opportunity to observe and discuss with other participants from many countries and backgrounds the practicality and economics of integrating these innovations into the mainstream of major crops. Be exposed to trends and challenges in the agricultural global market and see how farmers, agribusinesses and policymakers are adjusting to them by using state-of-the-art information and technology available for today’s agriculture production.


Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. USA. August 22 – September 2, 2016

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Conference: Agricultural Sciences and Food Technology for Sustainable Productivity and Nutritional Security
25 August 2016 10.00 International Conference. Agricultural productivity, nutritional security and environmental sustainability require urgent and utmost scientific intervention at regional, national and international levels. This conference aims to provide a forum for scientific deliberations and research collaborations on agricultural sciences and food technologies in order to achieve the most alarming millennium goals of increasing agricultural productivity, while ensuring nutritional security and environmental sustainability. Read more

University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. August 25-27, 2016.

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Registration and abstract submission is now open.This conference is for limited participants only on a first come, first served basis. Contact Prof. Dr. K.M. Harinikumar  
TAA Zambia Branch: AGM
26 August 2016 09.00

The TAA Zambia Branch invites you to their AGM, evaluation of the branch progress and the appointment of accountants.

St joseph Guest House, Catholic Diocese, along Broadway, Ndola, Zambia

Please contact Chris Kapembwe to reserve your place.

EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change
29 August 2016 10.00

EcoSummit 2016 will centre on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. However, in the current context of an increasing world population, changes in social habit (increasing world consumerism) and climate change, it is evident that agriculture is being intensified but with a growing awareness of the need to preserve and use sustainably world resources. Therefore, we will also address how terrestrial restoration can be carried out when the massive demand for food results in fragile ecosystems, forests and marginal lands being turned over to agriculture. Abstract Submission deadline: 29 January 2016 

Le Corum, Montpellier, France. 29 August - 1 September 2016

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Tropical Agriculture Development Workshop: Introduction to small-scale livestock production in the Tropics
20 September 2016 09.00

Integrating animals into the small farm offers many opportunities for enhancing food production, ecosystem stability and socio-economic resilience. Livestock and poultry are considered extremely important components of sustainable smallholder farming systems, providing a range of valuable resources to farmers throughout the tropics in the form of food, income, manure and other services. This Small-Scale Livestock Production TAD will expose participants to the foundational principles of animal production in a tropical, small-scale farming context. Over three days, special attention will be given to the production of ruminants (cattle and goats), pigs, rabbits and poultry. Discussions and activities will include feeding systems, animal health and slaughter techniques.SeeEcho website for more details. 

ECHO Global Farm,17391 Durrance Road North Fort Myers, Florida 33917 USA. 20th to 22nd September

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The 3-day course costs $450.00, including dormitory lodging and food. ECHO cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions. Please register online.  Contact is Renee Gill 

13th Eurasian Grassland Conference
20 September 2016 09.00

Management and Conservation of Semi-natural grasslands: from theory to practice. This is the 13thannual meeting of the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG), which aims to promote exchange and collaboration between those interested in all aspects of grassland research and conservation across Eurasia. The conference is intended to bring together latest research, and to link this to practical management and policy contributing to the sustainability of semi-natural grasslands.The conference will include the following sessions: (i) Semi-natural grasslands and environmental policy and socio-economy; (ii) Landscape scale processes and historical evolution of semi-natural grasslands; (iii) Ecology and biodiversity of semi-natural grasslands; (iv) Management, conservation and restoration of semi-natural grasslands. There will be two optional pre-conference workshops andtwo field trips in local biodiversity hotspots. It is co-organized by EDGG, ADEPT Fundatia and the Babes-Bolyai University and supported by IAVS and European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism.

Sighisoara, Romania, 20-24 September 2016

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Please visit the web page for further information and registration.

Seminar: Women in Agriculture
23 September 2016 09.00 The TAA Zambia/ Southern Africa Branch invites you to a presentation by the Ministry of Gender St joseph Guest House, Catholic Diocese, along Broadway, Ndola, Zambia

Please contact Chris Kapembwe to reserve your place.

Sustainable Development of Soil and Water Resources in Nile Basin Countries
17 October 2016 10.00 Conference topics: Soil resources in Nile basin countries and optimum management to overcome the encountered problems; Cooperation between Nile basin countries to control desertification, erosion, degradation and soil pollution; Sustainable agricultural development of Nile basin countries; Hydrology of Nile River; Water policies in the Nile basin countries. Causes and sources of pollution of Nile River; Scientific cooperation between Nile basin countries to control water pollution; Enhancement of scientific research cooperation between institutions in Nile basin countries. Abstracts submission deadline: end of June 2016. Full texts should be submitted no later than 31 August 2016. Details will be published onIUSS website. Tiba Rose Plaza Hotel, Olympic Village of Air Defence Forces - NA Road Cairo, Egypt; October 17- 19, 2016.

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Registrationdetails will be published on the IUSS website.

Best Practices in Highland Areas Symposium
01 November 2016 10.00

ECHO East Africa Highlands (TAA Institutional member) invites you to their 2nd biennial symposium, entitled "Best practices of sustainable agriculture and livestock in highlands”. This will take place at ILRI in Addis Ababa. The call for presentations is now out, with a deadline of 30th September, 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be sent within a month from submission (by 15th October for late submissions). The language is English. We request your submission to include your theme title, a 3 sentences summary of the theme, and 3 sentences for your biodata to be included in the Symposium booklet. Read more ….

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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; 1st to 3rd November.

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Contact Erwin Kinsey to submit material. For the Symposium, register here

Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture: Tim Wheeler
09 November 2016 18.00 Dr Tim Wheeler of NERC will speak on 'Climate Smart Agriculture'. Followed by buffet & wine reception. We are contemplating a pre-lecture workshop for students and early-career members to discuss the subject. The event is being hosted by TAA and Reading University School of Agriculture, Policy & Development. Full details to be published later Agriculture Building, Reading University, Earley Gate, Reading, UK

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There will be a charge for the reception. Contact details to be advised.  
ECHO International Agriculture Conference 2016
15 November 2016 09.00

This year marks the 23rd Anniversary of the ECHO International Agriculture Conference held in Fort Myers, FL! We hope that you will make plans to join us for this year's conference. The event brings together some of the world’s most influential voices dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving lives.

Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an open exchange of information, connecting the people and ideas that can make a real and sustainable difference. (ECHO is an institutional/corporate member of TAA)

Crowne Plaza Hotel (13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33907) and the ECHO Global Farm, USA. November 15-17, 2016

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International Conference on Agribusiness
20 November 2016 09.00

The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius will be hosting an this conference, in collaboration with the AFMA (Africa Farm Management Association) under the main theme: "Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation Systems Approach for Agricultural Transformation in Africa”. Sub themes will include: Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming; Food Safety, Food Security and Nutrition; Agribusiness and Farm Management; ICT in Agriculture and Agricultural Innovation Systems; Biotechnology and Technology Development; Climate change and Climate Smart Agriculture; Market Development for increased production & Agricultural trade policies.

University of Mauritius, Reduit 80837, Mauritius; 20th-24th November 2016

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4th International Agronomy Congress
22 November 2016 09.30

The conference theme is: ‘Agronomy for sustainable management of natural resources, environment, energy and livelihood security to achieve Zero Hunger challenge’. The event is being hosted by the Indian Society of Agronomy and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, in collaboration with IARI, CIMMYT, IRRI, TAAS, ICARDA & NAAS. At the time of 3rd International Agronomy Congress held in New Delhi in November 2012, it was resolved to hold the 4th Congress to review progress and work out strategies to meet the challenges of food, nutrition, environment and livelihoods security by generating new opportunities through agronomic research. The Indian Society of Agronomy took the initiative to organize it, in order to maintain continuity and to provide an international platform to discuss the emerging issues.

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New Delhi, India. 22nd to 26th November 2016

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For registration, click hereContact Dr Mangi Lal Jat for more details. 

The State of the World's Plants II
25 May 2017 09.30

Kew, a TAA Institutional member, invites you to the second 2-day annual symposium with key themes including: Threats toplant health; Climate change; Useful plants; Invasive plants; Protected areas; Extinction risk. Join us to take stock of the world’s plant diversity, research and trends, including impacts on agriculture. More details to follow.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, TW9 3DS, UK: 25 – 26 May 2017

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Fees will cover attendance, lunch and refreshments on both days and a drinks reception View website or email for more information nearer the time.

21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS)
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 website  RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-17 August 2018

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Contact Flavio Camargo, Vice President Congress.