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|BRANCHES AND INTEREST GROUPS
UK Regional Branches. Click for details of services:
Specialist Interest Groups enable groups of people working on similar areas of interest to meet, discuss and share experience and learning, read more.
Overseas Branches. TAA has links with many countries, including specific contact points in India, the Caribbean and SE Asia.
TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AWARD FUND
The TAAF assists aspiring young tropical agriculturalists to obtain relevant field experience for beginning their careers. Read more
Journal 'Agriculture for Development' with updates on developments in agriculture throughout the world, papers presented at seminars, book reviews, and publicity of events etc. Published four-monthly and available in hard copy or on-line.
ANNUAL LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture by a renowned keynote speaker, held annually during March-April at a leading University venue within the UK. The lecture is in memory of Ralph Melville, a distinguished tropical agriculturalist and first President of the TAA. Lecture texts are available on-line
Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture, an annual lecture on a topical issue related to international agricultural development, published on-line. The lecture is in memory of Prof Hugh Bunting, a founder member of TAA and world renowned tropical agriculturist. The lecture is held at Reading, in collaboration with Reading University. The lecture is preceded by the TAA AGM.
Annual Review and Social. This includes a brief review of the year by the Chairman, awarding of TAA Honours, presentations by TAAF awardees and by a recipient of TAA Honours, followed by a social reunion with dinner. This is held in central London.
Membership Database gives members worldwide the opportunity to network and consult on issues of interest. Available to members only.
Institutional/ Corporate Members, comprising leading companies, research & academic institutes and NGOs who are involved in agriculture and rural development issues. Click for links
Website with full details on the Association and its activities and events, also links to other useful organisations.
Expertise: Directory of Consultants available on-line for potential employers, assisting members in seeking employment assignments. Also, Career Summaries of individual members, read more.
Vacancies & Job Opportunities. Listing of job opportunities, consultancy assignments and internships, available to members only. Read more. To publicise a vacancy, please send details to our Vacancy Managers.
Student Jobseekers Pages. We offer advice to student job seekers and provide a Facebook Group for early career members.
As part of our remit as a registered Charity, we support:
LendwithCare. TAA contributes to LendwithCARE, a peer-to-peer lending relationship between people in the UK and people in developing countries, operated by CARE International. It is an innovative way of raising micro-finance to help entrepreneurs in developing countries to lift themselves out of poverty.
Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust. BOAT's mission is to improve agriculture and livelihoods in the developing world by teaching trainers to train more effectively, and training institutes and rural development organisations to deliver better quality training and sustainable development services through improved management. The TAA Southwest works closely in support of BOAT. Read more.
GrassrootsAfrica. TAA has close links with this scheme which aims to provide practical information to small farmers in Africa through links with an expert panel. TAA members are invited to join. Read more under Expertise.
MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANISATIONS
APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development. TAA is a supporter of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture & Food for Development, affording relevant consultation processes on UK Government policy statements.
Royal Society of Biology. TAA has 'Organisational Membership' of the RSB, providing access to a wide range of events and networking links. Read more. Ian Martin is the TAA representative on the Advisory Board of the RSB's UK Plant Sciences Federation, a special interest group. Read more on the PlantSci website. Contact Ian if you have any plant/crop science issues to raise. Members can post details of TAA meetings on the events page by registering as a user of the website and can also sign up for the monthly news bulletin.
We have ties with the TAA logo. These are available for sale at £10 each (plus £2.50 if P&P is required). orders can be placed with the TAA Treasurer or from the SW Branch Treasurer, with payment required before dispatch, preferably direct by BACS to the TAA’s bank account.
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For our Annual Report of Officers, please see each Spring editions of agriculture for development