News from the Field

TAAF aims to maintain person to person contact with its awardees, acting as a professional support agency rather than simply a funding body. 

Awardees in the field are encouraged to send regular progress reports to their mentors. These serve to keep the committee informed of the awardees' progress, alert the mentor to any problems that the awardee may have encountered, and enable the mentor - either directly or by calling on other specialist members of TAA - to provide relevant technical and other forms of advice to their mentees.
Honduras, Using Technology for Decision-making by Smallholder Coffee Farmers

James Alden and Paul Baranowski conducted research to design and evaluate a tool to aid science-led decision-making for smallholder coffee farmers in Central America for their MScs in Environmental Technology at Imperial College. Read more ......

Tanzania, Amani Nature Reserve: Agricultural Burning Practices

Sean Denny conducted an investigation into the factors driving agricultural burning practices bordering Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania, as part of his MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College. Read more ....

Madagascar, Wild Harvested Products

Natasha Howard explored the value of different land use types in providing wild harvested products to local communities in Madagascar as part of her MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College. Read more ...



Trinidad and Tobago Cocoa Research Centre

Callum Scotson conducted research on the genetic variability of Caulifiory in Theobroma cacao accessions, as part of his BSc in Plant Biology at Aberystwyth. Read more ....




Cameroon, Lower Sanaga Basin: CSR in the Extractive Industries

George Barrett explored stakeholder responses to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Lower Sanaga Basin, Cameroon as part of his MSc in International Development at Sheffield University. Read more .



Peru, Street Vendors of Agricultural Products

Bamnan Catherine Dagu researched the Economics of Technology Change in Vending Agricultural Products in Peru as part of her MSc International Development at the University of Edinburgh. Read more .....



Central Cambodia, Biodiversity impacts of land use change

Harriet Ibbett researched the Impact of grassland user groups on Bengal Florican populations in Central Cambodia, as part of her MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College. Read more .....




Saudi Arabia: Pollution impacts of the Al Lith Aquaculture Facility 

Ben Taylor and Adam Southern conducted an investigation of pollution impacts of the Al Lith Aquaculture Facility, using invertebrate indicator species, as part of their MScs in International Marine Environmental Consultancy at Newcastle University. Read more .....