Events

See below a list of up-coming events scheduled by TAA or by our partner organisations:

If members wish to add an event relevant to the TAA, please send the details (in the format given below) to the Webmanager, we will then upload the information.

Event Title Date Time Subject Details Venue Details Contact Details
NIAB Open Day 2017 Cambridge
27 June 2017 10.00

NIAB’s Open Day offers expert independent advice and research on varietal choice, plant breeding, crop agronomy, plant protection, soils and cultivations with a mix of seminars, exhibits and field and glasshouse demonstrations.This year the focus is on innovation, demonstrating the impact of technology on crop management including the use of modelling tools, big data, crowd-sourcing and precision farming techniques, boosting farm productivity and gross margins. Understand how NIAB’s genetics and breeding research is increasing diversity and improving yields in wheat, alongside impartial advice on a range of policy and agronomy issues including variety choice, fungicide options and grassweed management.

Science and agronomy seminars 10am-12pm; Field demonstrations open at 12pm;
NIAB Ventures showcase 1.30-4.00pm;
 Final tours at 4pm. Note that NIAB International is an institutional member of TAA.

NIAB, Park Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9NZ, UK

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Free and open to all, but booking is essential. For more information, including event programme and registration, visit NIAB's website.

 
Controlled Environment Agriculture for Africa, TAA Curry Club Talk
29 June 2017 11.00

29th June. TAA London & South East Branch invite you to a talk by TAA member Ralph Von Kaufmann. It is frequently reported that global agricultural production must be doubled by 2050 to feed over 9 bn. people. Much of the increase is expected to come from Africa, which will require a massive expansion of land under cultivation. Can African countries afford the accompanying loss of fresh water, biodiversity, habitats and recreational areas? Is it even technically possible? Kenya is a good case study to seek answers to this question. 80% of the country is semi-arid or arid and 80% of the growing population lives on the other 20%. where land is being rapidly lost to urbanisation. Unlike Ethiopia, Kenya has no big river for irrigation and water resources are shrinking - a scenario that portends catastrophic outcomes.

If Australians can produce 17,000 t of tomatoes annually from 20 ha of desert without using freshwater or fossil fuel, why can’t Kenyans do the same? If a central London warehouse can produce £500,000 of fresh vegetables annually with minimal fertiliser, why can’t Nairobi? If landless inner-city folk in Chicago can grow their own vegetables why not the inhabitants of the Kibera and Korogocho slums of Nairobi?

The speaker will argue that, from tiny kitchen corner units to huge multi-storey "vertical farms”, there are Controlled Environment Agricultural systems that are applicable to tropical Africa. He will argue that for the future good of Africa, agritecture is no less important than agriculture!

Strand Continental Hotel, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, UK NOTE: Date is 29th JUNE 2017

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£15 per head to include coffee, curry lunch and use of the meeting venue and facilities. Book your place with Terry Wiles.

 
The No-Till Show and Conference 2017
29 June 2017 09.00

Groundswell invites you to a two day conference and demonstration: Grass-Fed Day, 28th June and No-Till Day, 29th June. A lot has happened since the first Groundswell show, which could have fundamental impact on no-till farmers and Conservation Agriculture.

From Brexit and the on-going question about what this means for British farms, to the glyphosate debate. There has also been increased awareness of the power that farmers have in reducing flooding through effective use of their land, as well as wider awareness of the role the soil plays in reducing CO2 in our atmosphere. The voice of no-till farmers at a national level on the BBC has become louder, and there does seem to be a pricking up of politician’s ears that Conservation Agriculture is worth paying attention to. We have a lot of inspiring speakers lined up, including David Montgomery and Anne Biklé (USA), Dr Christine Jones (Australia), Graeme Sait (Australia) and Dr Sarah Beynon (UK),as well as more in-field demonstrations, more talks from real farmers, more opportunities for Q&A and discussion. Read more ….. Start planning your day with the Event ScheduleExhibitors list.

Lannock Manor Farm, Junction 9 (A1(M) Hertfordshire, SG4 7EE, UK

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21st IFMA Congress 'Future Farming Systems'
02 July 2017 15.00

IFMA (International Farm Management Association) hold a week-long International Congress every other year which is organised, wherever possible, by the member organisation that covers Farm Management of the host country and a partner educational establishment. The IFMA Congress allows ideas, experiences, best practice and knowledge covering farm management and agricultural education/training to be exchanged through presentations, visits and demonstrations.

Programme: 2nd July - Registration and Welcome Event; 3rd July - Plenary Sessions, Workshops and Evening reception; 4th July - Field Trips; 5th July - Plenary Sessions, Workshops and Formal Dinner; 6th July - Field Trips, BBQ and Croquet Competition; 7th July - Plenary Sessions. Post Congress agricultural tour of the Highlands of Scotland, 8th to 14th July 2017.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Enquiries from Richard and advanced registration form or contact Richard 

 
Good Practice Stakeholder Participation Training – with focus on the environment
03 July 2017 19.00 Dialogue Matters announce their course for 4th to 6th July 2017 (arrive evening of Monday 3rd July for dinner). This course will help you:

Recognise the benefits and challenges of involving stakeholders in decisions about the environment

Understand the principles and concepts of stakeholder participation

Learn and practice practical facilitation skills

Learn how to design a participation process

This course is grounded in our day-to-day experience of designing and facilitating stakeholder dialogue.
Village of Wye, Ashford, Kent, UK

For more information, costs and how to apply please go to the Dialogue Matters website:

 
Automation and Robotics in the AgriFood Sector
04 July 2017 10.00

The event, hosted by Innovate UK, will feature a range of speakers from the agri-food industry presenting examples of on-going projects and successful approaches. They will address the needs of the arable, horticultural and livestock industries, as well as the food processing and manufacturing sector. They will bring together experts to discuss industry needs, technological gaps, key enabling technologies such as robotics and autonomous systems, imaging technologies, sensors, and the Internet of Things.The event will have focus on the needs of the arable and horticultural sub-sectors.

Staplee Way, Peterborough PE1 4YT, United Kingdom

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Register your interest in attending.

 
IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh
04 July 2017 17:00 World renowned economist, Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, will present this year's IDS Annual Lecture on ‘The complexities of success: Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India’. Followed by a drinks reception in the Jubilee Building immediately after the lecture, until 7.30pm. Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Brighton BN1 9RE, UK

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Malnutrition is the new normal: A British problem needing a global outlook: APPG
04 July 2017 18.30

Malnutrition in all its forms affects 1 in 3 people in the world. The UK is no exception and faces a complex mix of obesity and food insecurity. This event promotes fresh thinking on food policy to tackle malnutrition in the UK and abroad and supports inter-country learning on food and nutrition policy ideas. Lord Cameron of Dillington will chair this lively discussion. Professor Corinna Hawkes will give the keynote speech and Professor Renato Maluf will provide insight into the experiences of Brazil. Our panel of commentators, which include Lord Watts, Emma Lewell-Buck MP and Maggie Throup MP will offer their views on examples of policy action in the UK and Brazil which will be presented during the evening. 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A OAA. When arriving at Parliament, use the Cromwell Green Entrance (number 8 on this map) and allow 30 minutes to pass security and reach the Committee Rooms

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Please join the event: contact Caspar Van Vark Tel 07803 722598

 
Summer Tour of the Scilly Isles
10 July 2017 09.00 The TAA Southwest Branch is planning a summer excursion to the Scilly Isles, off the SW corner of the UK. The tour will be from July 10th to July 12th. Full details of the tour and costs will be published shortly.  Details to be posted Please contact Tim Roberts for more information and booking arrangements. 
Harmony in Food & Farming Conference
10 July 2017 10.00

The Prince of Wales will attend and give a keynote speech at ourHarmony in Food and Farmingconference at Llandovery College on 10th July. The two day conference was inspired by the Prince's book, ‘Harmony, A New Way of Looking at Our World’, in which he shares his insights about the timeless laws and principles which permeate everything around and within us, an understanding of which can enable us to make better sense of the world in which we find ourselves. He also suggests that we will be best placed to address the climatic, ecological and public health challenges of our time if our actions are informed by a deep understanding of these principles. He reminds us that instead of seeing the world as a series of unconnected component parts, we need to realise that everything interacts systemically.

Commenting on the Prince’s participation, Patrick Holden, Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust, said, "Although his book ‘Harmony, a New Way of Looking at our World' has not seen much public attention until now, in reality, it is an important call to action reminding us of the fragility of our present civilisation and the urgent need for change to avoid irreversible climate change, ecological breakdowns, food insecurity and a public health crisis." To see the full programme and book a ticket, follow the link below.

Llandovery College, Llandovery, SA20 0EE, Wales, UK

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Book on-line 

 
Dialogue on Land And Security: the business of land restoration and trust
11 July 2017 10.00 CAUX Initiatives of Change welcome you to their conference, 11 – 15 July 2017. The case for tackling land degradation and conflict is clear. Land degradation costs businesses around $40 billion a year, and is a real risk to the future of the food, fibre, forestry and bioenergy industries. It reduces yields, threatens harvests, and destroys people’s livelihoods, until they’re forced to move to find work. Add weak governance and other socio-economic inequalities, and conflict often follows. The solution? Uncovering new ideas to restore land and build trust, increase private investment, reduce the risk of conflict, lower the impact of climate change, and create new markets. That’s what the ground-breaking discussions at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2017 aim to achieve.

We will highlight and explore the needs and opportunities for private sector investment in land restoration and trust building initiatives, and connect policymakers, investors and businesses with the very people leading the fight for land restoration across the world. It’s a unique opportunity to find solutions and plan of actions for urgent issues of our time. Read more …. 


Caux Palace Conference and Seminar Centre, Rue du Panorama 2, 1824 Caux, Switzerland

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Download the registration form or contact the organisers 

 
Food Production for the Future
11 July 2017 10.30

This interactive N8 AgriFood conference, 11thto 13th July, will address the specific challenges that need to be overcome to improve sustainability and food security globally. Discussion topics will include: health andinfectious disease; nutrition; sustainability. - Keynotes and plenary panel sessions.

3 streams : Health and infectious disease, nutrition and sustainability; Posters and drinks reception at Durham Cathedral;Networking dinner at Durham Castle; Optional third day of site visits to farms and research facilities. 

Read more ….

Durham University, DH1 3EH, UK

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Agri-Tech East Pollinator: Exporting Agri-Tech to Sub-Saharan Africa
12 July 2017 08.30

UK business and entrepreneurs are taking their knowledge to Africa (and the rest of the world) to help improve crop yields, sustainability and agri-technology – and anyone interested in finding out more can attend an Agri-Tech East event on 12 July in Cambridge, UK.

Have you thought of exporting your agri-tech innovation or knowledge outside the UK? Are you already an experienced exporter looking for new market opportunities?Sub-Saharan Africa is poised for huge growth in agriculture and agribusiness – by 2030 it is projected to be a US$1 trillion industry (compared with US$313 billion in 2010). With particular demand for UK innovations in crops, mechanisation, agro-processing and storage, this could be the opportunity to work alongside the major companies currently operating in the market, such as Massey Ferguson, John Deere and Syngenta.

We’ll be hearing some case studies from agri-tech companies who are exporting their agri-know-how or building businesses in this exciting market, as well as hearing from the UK’s Department for International Trade about the support available from the British Government.

Find out how to gain an initial foothold, grow overseas business activities even faster or just explore if it is an opportunity for you.

Future Business Centre Cambridge, King’s Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2HY, UK

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Register on Agri-tech East’s website

 
European Conference on Precision Agriculture
16 July 2017 09.00 This conference will be from 16th to 20th July 2017. This 11th conference in the series will continue with the successful format of previous conferences, building in strong industry sessions and participation. The theme of ‘Innovating through Research’ will enable all involved in Precision Agriculture to participate. Oral and poster presentations will be welcomed from authors on any precision agriculture topic though particularly welcome in the list of topics shown in the Programme section. All prospective authors and presenters should viewthe ‘Key Dates’ section to ensure they can meet the deadlines. A Study trip on Thursday 20th July will be inconjunction with the James Hutton Institute (JHI – a TAA Institutional Member)and its core site near Dundee. Read more …..  John McIntyre Conference Centre, within the Pollock Halls Centre, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, UK

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Registration for ECPA 2017 is not yet open but you can pre-register on line, more details will follow. If you have any queries, please email:info@ecpa2017.comforprogramme and scientific enquiries and admin@ecpa2017.com for registration, payment and similar queries.  
CCF 2017 Summer Symposium - Connecting the Cambridge Conservation Hub: connect locally, nationally and globally
18 July 2017 09.30

The Cambridge Conservation Forum 
invites you to their two-day meeting on 18 & 19 July 2017, 09.30 – 17.30, organised by the new Connectvity Conservation Group of the CCF. Connectivity is such a hot topic at the moment – due to the Lawton review and also much wider due to the emphasis on landscape-scale conservation. The meeting will be divided into 3 sessions and a poster opportunity as follows:

18 July:Session 1 & Session 2: Presentations; Posters. 19 July Session 3 - Approaches to connectivity research, Assessing and monitoring connectivity, Implementation of connectivity conservation, challenges, policies, funding opportunities. On the afternoon of the 19 July there will be breakout groups focusing on the identification of bottlenecks impeding the implementation of connectivity conservation, and on specific actions and strategies that can be pursued to overcome these challenges. There will be a wine reception on 19 July, which will be a good opportunity to network 
and generally socialise.

TAA members are invited to submit proposals for 7-minute talks (title and a brief summary, up to 100 words) and which session you would like to be in. Please submit abstracts to Dr Marcelo Lima by 5 June.

David Attenborough Building, New Museum Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QY, UK

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The booking fee is still to be decided but will be kept to a minimum, thanks to some funding provided by IUCN’s Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group. Further inquiries toDr Marcelo Lima  
9th International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management
18 July 2017 0900

The three day conference is being organised by Wessex Intitute, UK. It will cover a wide range of topics:
Water management and planning, Water rights and accessibility, Water markets economics and policies, Climate change, Sediment soil erosion, Irrigation, Water resources in arid regions, Ground water, Urban water management, Hydraulic engineering, Water quality and pollutant control, Water quality and health, River basin management, Flood risk management, Hydroinformatics, GIS and remote sensing, Trans-boundary water management, Water, food and energy, Socio- economic aspects, Water resources strategies, Innovative technologies, Water and the community, Integrated water analysis, Wetlands as water sources, etc. Click here for more details.

The Orea Hotel Pyramida, Belohorska 24, 16901, Prague 6, Czech Republic;
 18 - 20 July, 2017

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Register on websiteContact Priscilla Cook at Wessex Institute, Southampton, UK.

 
Designing climate risk insurance for smallholder farmers, APPG
18 July 2017 18.30

The APPG on Food & Agriculture for Development panel discussion on Climate Risk Insurance, as part of a mini-inquiry into this topic, leading to a report to be published after the summer recess. Speakers: Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, RESULTS UK; Hector Ibarra, CEO, Global Parametrics; Stewart McCulloch, Global Insurance Director, Vision Fund at World Vision. Chair: Lord Cameron of Dillington

This panel discussion will explore the role of insurance in strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in developing countries.
Climate shocks take a disproportionate toll on smallholders, and climate risk insurance has emerged as a promising tool to protect those most vulnerable to droughts, floods, storms and heat waves. But how should insurance for smallholders be designed and made available? What are the relative benefits of sovereign (e.g. African Risk Capacity), meso and micro-level approaches? What role should the UK government be playing? This event is part of the evidence-gathering process for an APPG mini-inquiry into climate risk insurance, and will inform a briefing paper for Parliamentarians.

Committee Room 4A, Houses of Parliament, London

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Click here to register for this event. Contact Caspar van Vark for more details..

 
Big Ideas for Africa - celebrating the continent’s science and technology pioneers
20 July 2017 09.00

The PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

Join us for an interactive day of high-level presentations, table working groups and participant-led workshops. We will be celebrating all those individuals, research groups, commercialorganisations and academic institutions driving scientific and technological advancement in and for the continent.

Connect with over 250 people passionate about African development; learn about the latest and greatest scientific and commercial innovation defining Africa’s development; and meet the individuals andorganisations at Africa’s cutting-edge.

We want to showcase cutting-edge science, technology and innovation happening in and for Africa and we’ll be exploring a variety of topics in high-level panel discussions and interactive workshops. Got a big idea for Africa you want to share? Get in touch and let’s make it a reality.

155 Bishopsgate
, London
 EC2M 3YX, UK

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7th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
01 August 2017 09.00 The World Congress is to be led by the American Confederation of Farmers Organizations for a Sustainable Agriculture (CAAPAS), which began as an associations of farmers who promoted the No Till System and is currently working to promote sustainable production systems. CAAPAS comprises: Uruguayan Association pro No-Till (AUSID), Brazilian No-Till and Irrigation Federation (FEBRAPDP), Paraguayan No-Till Federation for a Sustainable Agriculture (FEPASIDIAS) and Argentine No-Till Farmers Association (AAPRESID). CAAPAS will be hosting the Congress along with the XXV Aapresid´s congress, which attracted 5.000 attendants and more 5.000 online delegates from all over the world to the last congress (click here for last edition video summary). The 7th WCCA provides the opportunity to learn from No-Till farmers associations and network with an international gathering of agricultural experts. Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay wish to demonstrate modern agriculture, based on the principles of Conservation Agriculture (CA), our known No-Till System, and with farmers, the crucial actors in this revolution. Agricultural production systems are not sustainable unless they are profitable, and CA holds the key to building and maintaining healthy soils and profitable farming systems. Food security, climate change, smallholder and family agriculture, gender equality, biotech, machinery innovations, bio-energy, water, soils, crops, agribusiness, legislation and more are going to be part of the 7thWCCA proposal. Click here For latest up date. Rosario-Santa Fe, Argentina; 1st to 4th August 2017 Find attached more detailed explanations. Further information on the congress website.  
Curry Club Talk: Increasing agricultural productivity in the Highlands of Ethiopia
28 September 2017 11.00

The London and South East Branch of TAA welcomes you to their Curry Club Talk and Lunch. TAA member Jim Ellis-Jones will present a talk on "Increasing agricultural productivity in the Highlands of Ethiopia”. Details to follow. Meet at 11 am for coffee before the talk.

Strand Continental Hotel, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, UK

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The charge is £15 per head to include coffee, curry lunch and use of the meeting venue and facilities. Book your place with Terry Wiles.

 
6th Biennial ECHO Asia Agriculture and Community Development Conference
03 October 2017 08.00

Our four-day conference theme"Improving Lives”expresses our desire to partner with you as we train, equip, and grow our network to impact the lives and livelihoods of farmers and their families across Asia. Speakers will share practical solutions to agricultural challenges, personal experiences and strategies for improving the lives of millions who daily face the threat of starvation. The event offers an open exchange of information, connecting the people and ideas that can make a real and sustainable difference. Topics include: Vegetables for Improved Nutrition and Livelihoods, Strengthening Capacity in Forage Conservation and Silage Making, Business in Transformation in Myanmar, Soil Fertility and Management for Smallholder Farmers, and Improving Lives through Seeking First to Understand. Read more .....

ECHO Impact Asia is an institutional member of TAA.

Holiday Garden Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand (16/16 Huay Kaew Rd. T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang Chiang Mai, 50300); October 3-6, 2017

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Please register on website.  If you have any questions, please email.

 
TAA SW Branch and Royal Agriculture University: Annual Conference
12 October 2017 10.00 The TAA SW Branch invites you to a full day conference at the RAU, with the theme as ‘Rural Tourism’. in this the International Tourism Year. The programme is under preparation. Details to follow. Royal Agricultural University (RAU), Stroud Road, Cirencester GL7 6JS, UK

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There will be a conference fee to cover lunch at RAU Refectory, morning & afternoon tea/coffee and contribution to speakers’ travel expenses. Please reserve a place with John Wibberley.

 
Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa
16 October 2017 09.00 The three day "Symposium on Climate Change and Drought Resilience in Africa” will focus on "building resilience to climate change and droughts in Africa”, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice to foster climate change adaptation among countries in the region, with a focus on droughts, which may be useful or implemented elsewhere. New techniques and technologies for climate smart agriculture have already shown some great potential and impact in Africa. Beyond agriculture, other climate-related sectors have seen a similar surge of innovation. From the clean energy sector with advances in solar power and battery storage to the water sector with new point-of-use water purification systems.Read more ......
Nairobi, Kenya, 16th to 18th October 2017

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Conservation Agriculture: Gateway Training for Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Systems
23 October 2017 10.00

Conservation Agriculture (CA) practices are increasingly accepted across the globe are being harbingers for sustainable intensification of smallholder production systems. CYMMYT-India is running this course Oct 23 to Nov 06 2017. This course links the advances and multidisciplinary approach for sustainable intensification of maize and wheat based system, restoration of natural resource degradation and climate resilient production systems with vast expertise of CIMMYT researcher and partners across Asia, Africa and Americas. Keeping in view the high response, the course has become a regular flagship activity wherein selected young men and women researchers from NARS as well as international organizations and NGOs across Asia involved. [Organized by CIMMYT and BISA, under the aegis of CGIAR Research Programs on WHEAT, CCAFS, MAIZE and in close collaboration with Indian NARS (ICAR, PAU etc)].

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CIMMYT- BISA, Ludhiana, Karnal, India

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Course Coordinator Dr. M.L. Jat, 
Principal Scientist CIMMYT Ph:+91-9999108787 e-mail: m.jat@cgiar.org Course fee is US$4200 per participant (inclusive of course, accommodation, food & local transport).

 
International Conference & Expo on Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences: Research & Technology
23 October 2017 10.00

The ‘Agriconference 2017’, 23-25 October 2017, will be the best amalgamation of eminent researchers, students and delegates from both academia and industry where you can collaborate to have interactive access to emerging technology and approaches globally. Our focus is to have International scientific panel discussion on agriculture, to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter, with robust agriculture demands with attractive opportunities leading to competitive advantages.

The conference will be around: plant protection, organic agriculture and natural resources management Sustainable Agriculture, High productivity, Agriculture Technology and agro-economy, animal husbandry, Veterinary Research, agriculture biotechnology, agro-chemistry. This is your best opportunity to influence the principal participants from the agricultural community. Read more ….  [Kindly posted by Benny Dembitzer, TAA member/GrassrootsAfrica and invited speaker].

Prof. Jayshankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Hyderabad, India

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Curry Club Talk: Highlights from 50 years of large-scale farming in Africa and Iran
26 October 2017 11.00 The London and South East Branch of TAA welcomes you to their Curry Club Talk and Lunch. TAA member Frank Bibby will present a talk on "Highlights from 50 years oflarge-scale farming in Africa and Iran”. Details to follow. Meet at 11 am for coffee before the talk. Strand Continental Hotel, 143 Strand, London WC2R 1JA, UK

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The charge is £15 per head to include coffee, curry lunch and use of the meeting venue and facilities. Book your place with Terry Wiles.

 
Conference: Total Food 2017 – exploitation of agri-food chain wastes
31 October 2017 09.00

This conference will be the 5th in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste. Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event provides an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organisations. Themes explored ranged from the adding of value to co-products through to the recovery of energy from waste streams. Total Food 2017 is organised by staff from the Biorefinery Centre at the Institute of Food Research.

John Innes Conference Centre, Institute of Food Research, Norwich Research Park, Norwich
NR4 7UA
UK


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Click here to register. Contact address for more information totalfood@ifr.ac.uk 
Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture, Reading
08 November 2017 18.00 Tentative date for the HMBL 2017. The lecture iwill be presented by Dr. Margaret Najjingo Mangheni, Reader in Agricultural Extension at Makerere University, Uganda. The theme of the lecture is elected to be "Innovation Systems and ICT for Smallholder Farmers”. More information will be added nearer the date. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

We are arranging an afternoon event, starting with lunch at 13.30, followed by visits to the University's Cocoa Unit and Crop Environment Labs. Tea/Coffee will be served at 17.00, joined by members of the Student Engagement group.

Please keep the date free.

Reading University, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, Reading

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Details will be announced in due course.  
TAA AGM, Honours Awards & Presentations, Annual Reunion
13 December 2017 17.00 The TAA's Annual General Meeting, award of Honours and presentations by awardees will be followed by our Annual Reunion social evening. The cash bar will be open. Details will be posted in due course.   Royal Over-seas League,Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR, United Kingdom

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There will be a charge to cover room hire and a fork supper.  
21st World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS)
12 August 2018 10.00 The theme will be "Soils to feed and fuel the world. The WCSS is the main event of the International Union of Soil Science. It takes place every four years and is open to all members of the IUSS and other participants. For further information on congress website  RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-17 August 2018

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Contact Flavio Camargo, Vice President Congress.