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
Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture
09 October 2018 09.00

The aim of 2ACCA, 9th to 12thOctober, is to bring together expert knowledge, information, and insights from practitioners from across different sectors and interest groups at all levels of agriculture development in the public, private and civil sectors. This diversity of knowledge and stakeholders is essential to:

·Enable the desired multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral development of CA as a core production component of climate-smart agriculture; and

· Achieve sustained mobilization of policy, institutional and community support to accelerate the widespread adoption and management of CA as a core element of the expanding climate-smart food and agriculture systems in Africa.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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International Rice Congress
14 October 2018 09.00

Held every four years, the International Rice Congress (IRC) is the world’s largest gathering of rice scientists, researchers, and rice industry experts and players to share the results of their work; intelligence on market trends, drivers, and developments; and together learn about factors that affect the rice industry and technologies in the short and long term.

This year's IRC focuses on Transformative Science for Food and Nutrition Security, and is organized around 8 themes which serve as the cornerstones of addressing critical development challenges in agriculture. The 4-day conference (14 – 17 October) will likewise feature innovative showcases and flash talks around these themes. Read more ….. or click here. 

Marina Bay Sands,10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

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Please register with IRRI, click here  
7th All African Conference on Animal Agriculture
15 October 2018 09.00

The conference, 15th to 19thOctober 2018, has the theme: ‘Innovations to Harness the Potential of African Animal Agriculture in a Globalizing World’. The overall objective is to provide an opportunity for scientists and the broader stakeholders in the animal agriculture sector to discuss the potential role of innovation in animal agriculture to improve livelihoods of Africans. This will be met through discussions of papers, organized under sub-themes, to answer the broader question: ‘How can Africa organize herself to address challenges and, at the same time, take advantage of opportunities presented by a globalizing world?, Specifically, what are the technical and institutional innovations from the global North and South, which Africa can take advantage of, and the best mechanism through which such approach could be achieved?

Funding Opportunity for Participating Graduate Students. Partial awards of some $500 are being offered: must be citizen of a Sub-Saharan country, enrolled in animal science programme, submit accepted poster/paper etc. Interested graduate students should send justified applications with copies of submitted papers, abstracts or posters to: info@aacaa7.organd copying mizeck.chagunda@uni-hohenheim.deand on or before 23:59 hours on Friday 31st August, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified on or before Friday 14th September 2018.

Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

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TAA SW Branch and RAU: 'The Food Chain – an International Perspective'
18 October 2018 10.00
Please join us at a full day conference, chaired by Professor John Wibberley, University of Reading and Chair of the SW Branch, who will give an Introduction: An overview of Food Trends and issues internationally. Followed by a series of five speakers and concluding with a panel discussion. Lunch will be available at the RAU refectory. Click here to view the draft programme. 

Royal Agriculture University, Stroud Rd, Cirencester GL7 6JS, UK

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A charge of £20 pp to cover registration + tea/coffee and lunch ticket (with choices through RAU Refectory), + morning and afternoon tea/coffee, and contribution to speakers’ travel expenses. Bookings via TAA SW Secretary Ray Bartlett 


9th Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) Annual Meeting
23 October 2018 09.00

Hosted by the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea, 23-25 October, this year's meeting focuses on the topic of‘Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities: Developing Effective Partnerships in RAS’. It will provide you once again with an inspiring opportunity for extensive learning, fruitful exchanges and effective networking – that we hope will generate outcomes and recommendations that last much longer than the exciting exchanges at the meeting itself! Read more ......  Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this interactive gathering and provide your input to the parallel sessions, the market place and/or the shift and share sessions (short presentations)! Don’t forget to consider the opportunity to hold a side event on 22 October. The deadline for registration and the submission of input proposals is 31 July!

Headquarters of the Rural Development Administration, Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, Republic of Korea Register on-line. [Kindly forwarded by TAA member Karim Hussein, GFRAS Lausanne].  
World Mountain Forum (WMF) 2018
23 October 2018 08.30

The University of Central Asia's (UCA) Mountain Societies Research Institute is pleased to announce this year’s WMF will be held October 23rd to 26th 2018.To contribute to the discussion, UCA invites the submission of contributionsaddressing one of four core themes of the Forum:

Climate Change Affecting Water and Energy in Mountain Areas

Poverty, Food Systems and Agrobiodiversity

Resilience and Transformation in Mountain Communities and Ecosystems

Investing in Mountains - Securing the Future

This Forum is the fourth in a series of WMF events and will be hosted by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support from the Government of Switzerland, the University of Central Asia, and the Aga Khan Foundation. Emerging drivers of global change are transforming mountain communities and ecosystems. The pronounced vulnerability of mountain people and ecosystems to the negative effects of global change make building adaptive capacity and resilience an urgent priority. Developing and identifying solutions to enhance mountain livelihoods and well-being in a sustainable manner must be built on inclusive, just, and environmentally friendly foundations to be sustainable in the long term. For more information, please visit the forum’s website at

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Registration is now open. Please register by July 29th 2018. Help desk   
AgriFest 2018International Exhibition
24 October 2018 10.00

The most diversified expo in the largest state of India, 24th, 25th, 26th October. It is an International Exhibition on Agriculture, Horticulture, Seeds, Fertilizers, Farm Machinery, Irrigation and Agro Processing Technology.

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Lucknow, UP, India

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AgroWorld International Conferences 2018
25 October 2018 10.00

The Indian Council for Food and Agriculture is organizing 12 parallel international conferences, October 25 – 27, 2018. Download a brochure

India's domestic demand for food is expected to go up considerably with increasing population. Indian agriculture needs advanced farming systems, agri services, planting material, farm machinery, agroprocessing equipment, crop care and soil health products, dairy, poultry and fishery technologies, infrastructure, value chain models, agri and food businesses and substantial participation in global food and agro trade. As India’s institutions are providing global expertise and cooperation, it has become the gateway to almost two dozen Asian countries and whole African continent. Though 8% of world’s food is grown here, the share in global trade remains dismal at 2%.

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa Campus, New Delhi, India

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International Conference on Agricultural and Food Science (ICAFS2018)
29 October 2018 08.00

The ICAFS2018) will be held October 29-30. It is co-organized by Asia-Pacific Association of Science, Engineering and Technology; Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute, and Celal Bayar University. It is designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of biotechnology and bioengineering. Focus will be given to (1) Agronomy, Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology; (2) Animal Biotechnology, Veterinary and Livestock Science; (3) Aquiculture, Fishery and Marine Biotechnology; (4) Forestry Science and Wood Research; (5) Food Science; (6) Agriculture Sustainable, Resources & Environment; (7) Related Engineering, Economic & Management, etc. Read more ……….. .  You can submit a presentation abstract online at the Online Registration & Submission page.TAA has agreed to act as a ‘support affiliate’, entitling TAA members to a 15% discount.

Istanbul, Turkey

On-line registration is available. For further information, contact Ivan Sun 

Agritech for a Productive Future: Agri-tech East Conference
07 November 2018 09.30

Where will Agri-tech Innovation make the most impact? Is competitive, sustainable food production where agri-tech can make the most impact? Or should we concentrate our resources on land use for something we can’t buy cheaper elsewhere? High value crops to support a bio-economy? Novel forms of food production? Enhanced ecosystem services? Agri-Tech East’s fifth REAP conference comes at a time of unprecedented change, uncertainty and challenge for the industry.

Join the annual REAP Conference. We’ll be asking a number of technical experts with different perspectives what they think the future agri-food industry could look like and we will explore the exciting ideas and innovations that will take us there. Keynote speaker will be Dr Zhenling Cui of the China Agricultural University, Beijing. Chinese farmers are now US $12.2 billion better off, following a huge crop experiment. He will explain how a landmark project to make agriculture more sustainable in China has significantly cut fertiliser use while boosting crop yields. Dr Zhenling is co-author of a report in Nature that describes how scientific evidence was communicated to help 20.9million farmers adopt best practice.

Conference Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK

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2nd Latin American Symposium on Bio-stimulants in Agriculture
12 November 2018 08/00

This symposium, November 12th to 14th, combines the2ndLatin American Symposiumon Bio-stimulants in Agriculture and the 9th Brazilian Meeting on Induction of Resistance in Plants against Pathogens. The event aims to discuss distinct aspects on the use of bio-stimulants and inducers of resistance in agriculture, integrating technical-scientific knowledge with the productive sector and enabling dialogue between them. Experts from Brazil and worldwide will present the latest technologies and novelties on the field of bio-stimulants andinducers of resistance.

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Federal University of Santa Catarina - Florianopolis /SC, Brazil

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ECHO International Agriculture Conference, Florida
13 November 2018 0700

The ECHO International Agriculture Conference, 13 – 15 November, is celebrating its 25th anniversary! They are thrilled to celebrate this milestone by highlighting you, our network members! We hope that you can join us this year, and share your stories! Read more details 

ECHO Asia and ECHO East Africa are both institutional members of TAA.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Fort Myers, Florida, USA

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TAA Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture: ‘Climate Risk Management in Sub-Saharan Agriculture
14 November 2018 17.30

This annual public lecture, co-hosted by TAA and the University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, will focus on the risks to small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa resulting from climate change and other factors, and the means to mitigate them. The lecture will take the form of four short presentations by people specialised in assessing risks from the climatic and farming side and in provision of insurance for farmers. These will include (i) Olga Speckhardt - Head of Global Insurance Solutions - Syngenta Foundation, will speak on index-linked crop insurance and AcreAfrica work; (ii)  Rosalind Cornforth - Director, Walker Institute - Reading University; (iii) Peter Dorward - Leader of the PICSA Programme - Walker Institute - Reading University. This will be followed by a panel discussion. The event will be chaired by Dr Andrew Bennett CMG, TAA President. The programme will commence at 17.30, with a networking meeting, followed by a welcome at 18.30 by Professor Julian Park, Head of School. The Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture event will commence at 18.40. The evening will conclude with a wine and finger buffet,19:40 – 21:00. Members, spouses and friends are welcome.

A separate afternoon tour of the University’s 'Museum of English Rural Life' is being arranged for TAA members and friends. This is located on the University's London Road Campus.
Reading University, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AR, UK

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Reserve your place for the lecture with Teresa Hicks  (tel: 0118 378 4549). Contact Terry Wiles to book the Museum visit.

Agripace2018 International Conference on Agricultural and Food Sciences
26 November 2018 09.00 We are delighted to welcome you to for the Agripace 2018 conference 26 to 28 November. This will focus especially on collaborations among agriculture and food sector researchers, industrialists and professors to share trans-disciplinary integrative thinking to produce profitable & sustainable Agriculture. Agriculture is the most important industry for any country and many countries have been focusing on economic development to boost farming. Agricultural and food science is a specific kind of the research that specializes in analyzing farming methods and food production procedures to increase yield, food safety, food nutrition and other factors. Today, the world has more than enough food to feed everyone, yet 850 million are food insecure. Achieving food security requires adequate food availability, access, and use. Agriculture and food science plays a key role in providing more food production, proper food security methods and food with high nutrition status. More Agricultural production + Proper food security + High nutrition food leads to Profitable & Sustainable agriculture.
For more details on conference sessions and programme, visit the event website. TAA has agreed to 'associate' with the conference.
Hotel Avani Atrium Bangkok. 1880 New Petchaburi Rd, Bangkok 10310, Thailand

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Click here to register. For any further queries, do not hesitate to contact Veejay

3rd International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture for Global Food Security
26 November 2018 09.00

The conference will be held during November 26-28, 2018 and will examine research and development, both locally and internationally, through workshops & symposiums. Major Scientific Sessions will include Agriculture Sessions, Food Sessions, Veterinary Sessions and Aquaculture Sessions. Visit the event website for details of each session and related conference information:

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Contact Manoj KumarSenior Conference Executive, for more information . On-line registration

Smart Farming Technology Symposium
28 November 2018 09.00

The future of ‘Smart' farming - leveraging digital technology to farm more efficiently -is inextricably linked to our ability to ‘connect’ farms via the internet. 'Smart' farming depends on exchanging data with, within and between farms. The speed of connectionis criticaland if we don't have adequate bandwidthin regional Australia we will miss out on the third wave of the internet. Join the conference 28th– 30th November 2018.

Advances in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) coupled with in-situ, low-cost sensors of soil moisture, plant biomass and local climate conditions means our fields and even our livestock are set to become sources of high quality, real-time, biophysical data. Add to this intelligent and autonomous systemsboth on ground and in the air to meet the needs of surveillance, timely resource management and improving workflow. Smart farmingnow, and certainly in the next 5 -10 years will be about our ability to communicate with, within and between farms. Connection and communication is the key.

Highlights:Internet of Agriculture Things; Digitization in Agriculture – Insight into the network World; Utilizing intelligent Sensors and Advancements in Robotics for Smart Farming; The Value of Farm Data – The Benefits of collecting and processing agronomic Data; Practical Applications of UAV in Agriculture; Smart Farming Success Stories and Real World Examples for the Agricultural IoT; Opportunities for new Business Models; Mini Workshop on Drones In Agriculture. [No web link available at present]

Southern Sun Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Please contact Ivory Nkosi at Africa Global Education for details and registration form.

TAA AGM, Honours Awards and Social Reunion
11 December 2018 17.00

We look forward to welcoming members and friends to our AGM. 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 £25 to cover room hire and the supper (payable on the night). Click here for the provisional Agenda and Programme.

Members, spouses and friends welcome.

Royal Over-seas League, London SW1A 1LR, UK

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Please reserve your place with Elizabeth Warham.  
International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts on Food and Nutrition Security”
11 December 2018 09.00

TheFaculty 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].

Conference Centre, Radisson Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Registration on-line.

International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (ICCBSA)
13 December 2018 10.00

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 ….. 

Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, NE India

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More information, registration and submission of papers/posters to Dr Ranjan Das;on-line registration

Understanding the Past and Predicting the Future
14 December 2018 09.30

The Royal Entomological Society's Climate Change Special Interest Group meeting will encompass 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. 

University of Birmingham, UK Please book on the registration form. Contact Scott Hayward (Convenor) for more details.  
TAA South-West meeting & AGM
03 January 2019 12.00

Programme to be announced in due course

Exeter Golf & Country Club,Topsham Rd, Exeter EX2 7AE, UK

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Bookings via TAA SW Secretary,  Ray Bartlett 

CCF Annual Symposium 2019 Re-wilding and its Effects on Nature and People
11 January 2019 08.00

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]

The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK

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Booking on-line

13th International Conference on Development of Drylands: Converting Grey Areas into Green
11 February 2019 10.00

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 …… 

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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13th International Conference on Dryland Development: Converting Drylands from Grey to Green
11 February 2019 10.00

The Conference will be held from 11-14 February 2019. It will be organized by The International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) and hosted by ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India, and by the Arid Zone Research Association of India (AZRAI), Jodhpur, India. For more details click here. Read more for the principle themes and sub themes of the Conference, which include climate change, land degradation/desertification, soil health, water harvesting, conservation & agro-biodiversity, sustainable intensification, livestock & agroforestry, post-harvet and value chains, renewable energy & mechanisation, policies and livelihood resilience of dry land communities.

The Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Contact Dr. Mohan C. Saxena, Executive Secretary, IDDC. Or mail the committee. Use on line registration but this is currently difficult to understand!

ECHO Biannual Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Technologies
12 February 2019 08.30

ECHO East Africa (TAA member) invites you to join the 5th ECHO East Africa Symposium, 12thto 14th February 2019. The Symposium will provide a network and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. It will include three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers, followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event. Optional Post-Symposium Tours. We hope that you will make time to gather with us at this very important and effective meeting. It will be a valuable time of learning, information sharing and networking for those working and serving in the East Africa Region.

Please click here to access ECHO East Africa Newsletter–which contains updates of various activities taking place around the Impact Centre.

Naura Springs Hotel, Arusha, Tanzania

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International Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture
25 February 2019 08.00

EuroSciCon is organizing an the conference February 25-26 2019. The theme is "Innovations in Science - Agriculture and Horticulture”. We would like to welcome TAA members at this International conference. The meeting is going to be a dynamic platformand the renowned researchers of the world would gather to enlighten the arising issues, innovations and integrated approaches towards the newly evolving Agriculture and Horticulture practices. Know about the present scenario of agriculture is the need of time because of its direct influence on the environment and eventually on the living beings. The conference will be a versatile multidisciplinarycrowd of globally perceived specialists presenting their views on the topic "Innovations in Science: Agriculture and Horticulture”. For more details, visit our website.

Holiday Inn Paris Marne La Vallee, Paris, France

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3rd Agriculture & Climate Change Conference
24 March 2019 09.00

Join the 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference to be held 24-26 March 2019. This conference will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity into the future. Topics will include: Modelling climate change and its application to agriculture; Climate change and increased agricultural uncertainty; Abiotic stress; Effects of CO2 on plant growth; Food security in developing countries; Impacts of climate change on nutrition, quality and resource use efficiency; Improving the efficiency of the food chain; Plant-microbe interactions and climate change; Reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change; Innovative breeding practices; New crops for a new climate. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited on the conference topics, submit online by 22 October 2018.

Novotel Budapest City, Budapest, Hungary

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TAA E Anglia Seminar: “What can Agriculture offer to Biodiversity Conservation?”
15 May 2019 13.00

TAA East Anglia 2019 Annual Seminar will be held in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Cambridge Global Food Security (GFS) – both institutional are members of TAA. The theme will focus on what, In practice, agriculture can do to support biodiversity conservation. Three speakers are expected to include Laura Fox (FFI), Martin Kaonga (TAA member and head of Cambridge Centre for Environment) and Lisanne Meulendijks (Cambridge Conservation Research Institute), who will talk about their experiences in, respectively, West Africa, Southern Africa and Mexico. 

David Attenborough Building, Seminar Room, Museum Site, Pembroke Road, Cambridge

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Bookings will open later in 2018. Any advance enquiries to Keith Virgo   
4th World Congress on Agroforestry
19 May 2019 15.00

Agroforestry 2019, from 19 to 22 May 2019, will host scholars, practitioners, policymakers and civil society members from around the world. There will be high-level keynote speakers and a wide choice of plenary and parallel sessions. A choice of (optional) field trips are available for registration now. This exciting three-day event will offer many possibilities to exchange new ideas and results, meet, brainstorm, mingle, inspire and develop networks. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 October 2018. Only 6 weeks left! Here is the abstract submission page.

Le Corum Conference Centre, Montpellier, France

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Register on line. Until 15 February 2019 you can register at a lower, "early bird” rate.