Become a member

Lectures

34th Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture

‘Interdisciplinary food systems training to address global food challenges’ by John Ingram, Food Systems Programme Leader at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI), leader of the multi-university post-graduate food systems training programme ‘Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning’ (IFSTAL), and the UK Global Food Security programme on ‘Resilience of the UK Food System’. Delivered at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge on 7th March 2017

Download the lecture

33rd Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture

Changing needs and changing opportunities in international natural resource development. Antony Ellman and former TAAF wardees: James Alden, Paul Baranowski, Daniella Hawkins and James Lomax. Delivered on 17 November 2015 at the Royal Overseas League, London.

Download the lecture

32nd Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture

‘Improving smallholder agriculture’. By Dr Mike Bushell, Principal Scientific Advisor for Syngenta. Formerly Head of Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre; Visiting Professor at Nottingham University. Delivered in London 10th December 2014.

Download the lecture

11th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture

“Climate Smart Agriculture – helping smallholder farmers manage the risks and opportunities presented by climate change”, by Prof Tim Wheeler, Director of Science and Innovation at the UK Natural Environment Research Council. Delivered at Reading University on 9 Nov 2016.

Download the lecture

10th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture.

‘Going the extra mile: helping smallholder farmers obtain the knowledge they need to lose less and grow more?’ by Dr Trevor Nicholls is the Chief Executive Officer of CABI, a scientific research, publishing and international development organisation that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture. Delivered at Reading University on 8 June 2015.

Download the lecture

9th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture

Can voluntary sustainability standards incentivise smallholder adoption? – the case of rice by Dr Wyn Ellis, Coordinator of the Sustainable Rice Platform, a global multi-stakeholder initiative working to promote sustainability in rice value chains. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tropical Agriculture Association, serving as its Southeast Asia Coordinator. Delivered at Reading University on 9 June 2014.

Download the 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.

Download the 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

Download the 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.

Download the 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.

Download the lecture

The Future of Farming: what needs to change? A Personal View

6th Hugh Bunting Memorial LecturernDelivered 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.rn

Download the lecture

Agriculture and eradicating poverty: towards a new approach

Dr Andrew Shepherd, 29th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture, delivered in London on 23rd November 2011

Download the lecture

28th Annual Ralph Melville Memorial Lecture

John Wibberley

Download the lecture

Fifth Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture

Andrew Bennett, TAA President

Download the lecture

27th Melville Memorial Lecture

Chris Garforth

Download the lecture

26th Melville Memorial Lecture

Christie Peacock

Download the lecture

25th Melville Memorial Lecture

Geoff Hawtin

Download the lecture

24th Melville Memorial Lecture

Joachim Otte

Download the lecture

23rd Melville Memorial Lecture

Gordon Conway

Download the lecture

3rd Bunting Memorial Lecture

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth SadouletrnProfessors, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley. rn”Agriculture for development or business as usual?rnLessons from the World Development Report 2008″rnJoint Lecture: TAA/University of Reading

Download the lecture

2nd Bunting Memorial Lecture

Norman Uphoff, Professor of Government, Cornell Institute of Public Affairs, Cornell University.rn”Agricultural Futures: What lies beyond ‘Modern Agriculture’?”rnJoint Lecture: TAA/University of Reading

Download the lecture

1st Bunting Memorial Lecture

Peter J. Gregory, Chief Executive and Institute Director, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee.rn”Agricultural Futures: can production and ecosystem services be delivered?”rnJoint Lecture: TAA/University of Reading

Download the lecture