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International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts on Food and Nutrition Security” 11/12/2018 9:00 am

The Faculty of Food and Agriculture of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, is proud to host the conference during November 12-16, 2018 at. We are delighted to invite participants, speakers, students, delegates and exhibitors to attend this prestigious event.

The conference aims to address the challenges of food and nutrition security in the era of climate change. The conference would collate and share new research experience and findings in sustainable agriculture with special reference to food security and climate change through interactions and publications.

The scientific program includes the following thematic areas:
 Mon 12 Nov: Food and Nutrition Security; 
Tues 13 Nov: Climate Smart Agriculture;
 Wed 14 Nov: Agro-Ecology 
Thurs 15 Nov: Integrated Management of Plant, Animal and Environmental Health. 

For further details of the conference and submission of papers, kindly see our website.

[Kindly submitted by TAA member Wendy-Ann Isaac, of University of West Indies].

Registration on-line.

Conference Centre
TAA AGM, Honours Awards and Social Reunion 11/12/2018 5:15 pm - 9:15 pm

We look forward to welcoming members and friends to our AGM, to be held at The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR.

The event will include the award of TAA Honours for 2018, followed by a presentations by the recipient of the ‘Development Agriculturalist’ award, as well as talks by recent TAAF awardee(s). A cash bar will be open. The event will conclude with our social reunion, accompanied by a fork supper, and a raffle. There will be a charge of about £25 to cover room hire and the supper (payable on the night). Click here for the Provisional Agenda and Programme 2018_AGM_and_Reunion_Announcement.

Members, spouses and friends welcome.

Please reserve your place with Elizabeth Warham as soon as possible.

Royal Over-seas League
Cassava value chain development in sub-Saharan Africa: APPG 11/12/2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development will be host a meeting on Cassava value chain development in sub-Saharan Africa. The meeting will be based on the work of the Gates-funded Cassava: Adding Value for Africa project. Committee Room 3A


Prof. Andrew Westby, Director, Natural Resources Institute

Prof. Kolawole Adebayo, C:AVA Project Director, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Rukia Liumba, Owner of small cassava enterprise in Mtwara, Tanzania

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Houses of Parliament
International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (ICCBSA) 13/12/2018 10:00 am

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 …..

More information, registration and submission of papers/posters to Dr Ranjan Dasonline registration

Assam Agricultural University
Understanding the Past and Predicting the Future 14/12/2018 9:30 am

The Royal Entomological Society’s Climate Change Special Interest Group meeting willencompass historical data on biodiversity, spatial changing moisture availability etc., and how these feed into developing predictive models. There will be scope for talks about other challenges linked to climate change, e.g. regarding invasive species, disease vectors, food security, conservation etc., and how research can help develop policy. If you wish to offer an oral presentation or a poster, or attend without presenting, please visit the RES Website fill in a registration form as soon as possible (web page currently not functioning). Read the flyer ….. 

Depending on interest, we are also considering arranging a visit to the new BirminghamInstitute of Forest Research FACE facility that is investigating the effects of eCO2 on temperate woodlands.

Please book on the registration form. Contact Scott Hayward (Convenor) for more details.

University of Birmingham
TAA South-West meeting & AGM 03/01/2019 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Programme to be announced in due course.

Bookings via TAA SW Secretary,  Ray Bartlett 

Exeter Golf & Country Club
Introduction to Tropical Agriculture: Training, Florida 07/01/2019 - 11/01/2019 All Day

Going into the field or need a refreshed perspective? The challenges and situations small-scale farmers face are as complex as ever. This special course is offered by ECHO.

Through instruction, hands-on experience, staff consultations, and access to our library, participants learn proven agricultural principles, techniques, practices, and technologies that meet the agricultural and nutritional needs of small-scale farmers, around the globe. This course will benefit those starting out in either short- or long-term involvement in international agricultural development work. It also benefits those who have been on the field doing development work for a few years who want to re-evaluate their agriculture work or add an agriculture focus to their development approach. Read more ….

The course fee, $645.00, includes housing and food starting on Sunday evening (January 6th) through Saturday morning (January 12th). Discounts are available for groups of 3+, students, and those that do not need housing; email our agriculture training team ( for more information

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ECHO Campus
27th Annual National No-Till Conference 08/01/2019 - 11/01/2019 10:00 am

The theme for this year’s conference will be ‘Pathways to higher no-till profits, 8th to 11th January. The conference will featureEarthworms: Bioengineers and Sentinels of Living No-Tilled Soils” by Paul Hepperly. “Most no-tillers know the presence of earthworms is an important sign of healthy soils, but their role in farming systems goes well beyond simply digesting residue and improving water infiltration with the tunnels they burrow.” Many other renowned speakers, read more

Two Pre-Conference Workshops to Help Boost Cover Crop Adoption, Success.

To register, click here.

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

CCF Annual Symposium 2019 Re-wilding and its Effects on Nature and People 11/01/2019 8:00 am

Join Cambridge Conservation Forum for two days of re-wilding discussion and debate at the University of Cambridge and the David Attenborough Building, where we will explore current developments within the re-wilding sector from around the world, and the effects this has on local livelihoods, nature and the economy. Day 1 Friday 11th January – Talks & lectures in main auditorium; Day 2 – Saturday 12th January – Talks & lectures in main auditorium + workshops and other events in the David Attenborough Building. See website for details. You can also check the CCF website for updates. [TAA is a member organisation of CCF].

Booking on-line

David Attenborough Building, Seminar Room, Museum Suite
13th International Conference on Dryland Development: Converting Drylands from Grey to Green 11/02/2019 10:00 am

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 …

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