Publications

Please see below a selection of our publications. Copies of the Lectures, Papers, the Contents lists of our Agriculture for Development journal. Full copies of the older journals can be downloaded free of charge. However, you will need to be a registered member of the TAA, or make a payment, to be able to download the four latest editions of the journal.

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Journals Lectures Other Publications

Summer 2014 (No 22), Agriculture for Development
Special Issue on Climate Change and Agriculture
The Fifth Assessment Report and agriculture; Climate change and sustainable agricultural technologies; Climate change, agriculture and food security; Climate change from political economy perspectives; Climate change impacts and mitigation; Climate change and livestock in developing countries.

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Spring 2014 (No 21) Agriculture for Development
Challenges of the 21st Century (31st Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture); Low-cost technologies for coffee growers in Ethiopia; The oil palm: panacea or pariah? Meso-scale water harvesting in Tanzania; Agro-ecology and development in Bangladesh; The spread of small pump sets and lay-flat pipes in Nepal; Where will your next fish supper come from?

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Winter 2013 (No 20) Agriculture for Development
Special issue on Water in Agriculture Irrigated agriculture and water use: the global picture The Likangala Irrigation Scheme, Malawi Water harvesting in East and West Africa CDC’s irrigated commercial agriculture in Zambia; Saving water in irrigated agriculture: myth and reality; Hydrological impacts of land use and catchment management. Note on weed control for zero tillage organic soybeans in Brazil; REDD+ implementation among Amazonian communities.

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Summer 2013 [No 19] Agriculture for Development
Special issue on Commercialisation of Smallholders; 8th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture – Horticulture; Conservation Agriculture for sustainable intensification; Precision agriculture for smallholder farmers; Commercialisation and improved financial management; Hire services as a business; Hand-tool manufacture; Commercialisation of Artemesia annua; Population growth and food production.

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Spring 2013 [No 18] Agriculture for Development
Special issue on Innovation Systems
Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture – shaping the future together;
Development and application of Innovation Systems; Linking innovations systems with participatory research and extension; Incorporating gender into Innovation Systems research; Biogas innovation among pig farmers in the Philippines; Plantwise: putting Innovations Systems principles into practice.
Rural-urban linkages in Guatemala; Genetically modified crops: time for a reasoned stance?

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Winter 2012 [No 17] Agriculture for Development.
Special issue on Livestock in Development
Livestock goods and bads; Sustainable livestock development; The deadly gifts of livestock – zoonoses; Livestock and climate change; Global warming – should we worry?; Soil complexity and arsenic mitigation.

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Summer 2012 [No 16] Agriculture for Development.
The Earth Summit : Rio+20; The future of agriculture through a hunger eradication lens; Farming complexity in Bangladesh; Small-scale agro-industries for agricultural sector growth; Global warming – is it real? The population food equation- population limits; On-farm tree planting in Malawi.

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Spring 2012 [No 15] Agriculture for Development.
Agriculture and eradicating poverty; How rice will be produced in the future; World Congress of Conservation Agriculture; Distance learning; Durban climate change conference; Meeting the Relics: a day at WOSSAC

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Summer/Autumn 2011 Agriculture for Development
The future of farming: What needs to change?
Conservation Agriculture for sustainable cropping
Harnessing farmers' knowledge
Land for life & livelihoods

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Spring 2011. Agriculture for Development
Boxes, Tea and Lovegrass
Human Race Prosperity
Pakistan Flood of 2010 - the Consequences
Food Crisis Continues

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Winter 2010. Agriculture for Development
Farmers: integral management
Uganda: Dynamics of social capital in farmer groups
Developing Countries: The Role of Mechanization
CABI's first 100 years

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Autumn 2010 Agriculture for Development
Fifth Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture
Saving our soils
Conservation Agriculture: Zimbabwe
Gas, grain & gardens

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Summer 2010 Agriculture for Development
Climate change: Tropical Forests
Climate change: Bangladesh
Organic matter
Caribbean food crops

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March 2010 Agriculture for Development
Climate change
Conservation agriculture technology
Role of women in farming

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December 2009 Agriculture for Development
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September 2009 Agriculture for Development
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December 2007 Newsletter
 

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31st Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture 31st Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture
‘Challenges of the 21st Century’. By Sir John Beddington, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) from 2008-2013, and Elizabeth Warham, who provided advice and support to Sir John during his tenure as GCSA. Delivered in London November 2013.

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8th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture 8th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture
'Horticulture - the key ingredient in the developing world for nourishing families, empowering women, and commercialising smallholders', by JDH (Dyno) Keatinge, Director General of AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center based in Taiwan, and Visiting Professor of Tropical Agriculture at the University of Reading. Currently guiding AVRDC research and development to strengthen vegetable production and promoting vegetable consumption worldwide. Delivered in Reading, 2013.

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30th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture 30th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture
'Shaping the future together: transforming agricultural research for development'. By Mark Holderness, Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), based in FAO, Rome, delivered in London November 2012

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The Future of Farming: what needs to change? A Personal View The Future of Farming: what needs to change? A Personal View
6th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture
Delivered at University of Reading on 13 June 2011, by Amir Kassam OBE, FSB, Convener, Land Husbandry Group, TAA, Visiting Professor, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading.

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7th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture 7th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture
Delivered at Reading University on 11 June 2012 by Andrew MacMillan, an agricultural economist, formerly Director of FAO’s Field Operations Division.

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Agriculture and eradicating poverty: towards a new approach Agriculture and eradicating poverty: towards a new approach
Dr Andrew Shepherd, 29th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture, delivered in London on 23rd November 2011

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28th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture 28th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture
John Wibberley

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Fifth Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture Fifth Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture
Andrew Bennett, TAA President

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27th Melville Memorial Lecture 27th Melville Memorial Lecture
Chris Garforth

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26th Melville Memorial Lecture 26th Melville Memorial Lecture
Christie Peacock

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25th Melville Memorial Lecture 25th Melville Memorial Lecture
Geoff Hawtin

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24th Melville Memorial Lecture 24th Melville Memorial Lecture
Joachim Otte

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23rd Melville Memorial Lecture 23rd Melville Memorial Lecture
Gordon Conway

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3rd Bunting Memorial Lecture 3rd Bunting Memorial Lecture
Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet
Professors, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.
"Agriculture for development or business as usual?
Lessons from the World Development Report 2008"
Joint Lecture: TAA/University of Reading

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2nd Bunting Memorial Lecture 2nd Bunting Memorial Lecture
Norman Uphoff, Professor of Government, Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, Cornell University.
"Agricultural Futures: What lies beyond 'Modern Agriculture'?"
Joint Lecture: TAA/University of Reading

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1st Bunting Memorial Lecture 1st Bunting Memorial Lecture
Peter J. Gregory, Chief Executive and Institute Director, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee.
"Agricultural Futures: can production and ecosystem services be delivered?"
Joint Lecture: TAA/University of Reading

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Click here to download Small-scale farming and youth in an era of rapid rural change
Proctor, F.J. and V. Lucchesi (2012), published by IIED. Felicity Proctor is a member of TAA.
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Click here to download Combining sustainable agricultural production with economic and environmental benefits
Amir Kassam & Hugh Brammer The Geographical Journal, November 2012, 1-8
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Click here to download CAP 2020: MAKING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE REAL
The role of Conservation Agriculture in the CAP reform. 2011/2012. Authors: Gottlieb Basch(ICAAM),Amir Kassam(TAA, Emilio J. Gonzalez-Sanchez,University of Cordoba(AEAC/SVP), Bernhard Streit(HAFL)
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Click here to download Paper 10. Conservation Agriculture
Theodor Friedrich, Amir Kassam and Francis Shaxson. STOA Project "Agricultural Technologies for Developing Countries". European Technology Assessment Group. European Parliament. 2009
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Click here to download Paper 9. Conservation Agriculture in the UK:
Brian Sims. 2011. Conservation Agriculture in the UK: a visit to a no-till farm in Lincolnshire. Landwards, Autumn 2011 p 21 (the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers)
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Click here to download Paper 8. Conservation Agriculture for sustainable cropping and environmental protection
Brian G Sims1 and Jim Ellis-Jones, June 17th 2011. Report on TAA Land Husbandry Group visit to Tony Reynolds' farm in Lincolnshire, UK, to see no-till arable farming in practice.
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Click here to download Paper 7. Measuring the impact of watershed management projects
Keith J. Virgo and Jyotsna Sitling Waterlines Vol. 22, No.1 July 2003, 12-14
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Click here to download Paper 6. An international technical workshop on "Investing in sustainable crop intensification: The case for improving soil health".
FAO, Rome: 22-24 July 2008. Integrated Crop Management Vol.6 – 2008, FAO, Rome
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Click here to download Paper 5. Conservation Agriculture in the 21st Century: A Paradigm of Sustainable Agriculture.
Amir Kassam, Theodor Friedrich and Rolf Derpsch European Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Madrid, October 2010
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Click here to download Paper 4. The spread of Conservation Agriculture: Justification, sustainability and uptake.
Amir Kassam, Theodor Friedrich, Francis Shaxson and Jules Pretty International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 7(4): 292-320, 2009
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Click here to download Paper 3. Sustainability of farming in Europe: Is there a role for Conservation Agriculture?
Amir Kassam Journal of Farm Management Vol. 13(10): 717-728. 2009
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Click here to download Paper 2. Participatory Watershed Management: Examples from Herat, Western Afghanistan
K. J. Virgo, M. H. Aslami, and B. Ahmed Proceedings of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation Paper No. P1-8, 2006, 65-77
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Click here to download Paper 1. System of Rice Intensification
Norman Uphoff and Amir Kassam. STOA Project "Agricultural Technologies for Developing Countries". European Technology Assessment Group. European Parliament. 2009
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