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
2018 No-Till Conference
04 September 2018 09.00

Are you interested in soil regeneration to increase sustainability on your farm? Then we invite all farmers, large and small – Fruit – Vegetable – Sugarcane – Dairy – Crop – Forestry to attend the 2018 No-Till Conference from 4 to 6 September 2018. Steve Groff from the USA is our Guest Speaker who will be conducting an in depth Cover Crop and Soil Fertility workshop. Read more …., see the programme

ATKV Drakensville Holiday Resort, Kwa-Zulu Natal, near Bergville 3350, South Africa

Registration. Contact for more information

UK-Africa Food Security Symposium
11 September 2018 09.30

The Cambridge Global Food Security will partner the UK-Africa Food Security Symposium will provide a forum for meeting by NGOs, students and research professional from Africa & the EU, to exchange knowledge and establish new partnerships aimed at address food insecurity and related challenges in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Symposium will include keynote addresses delivered by prominent leaders in the field of agricultural research, policy and food security. The keynotes will set the stage for discussions on how interdisciplinary research partnerships can help address food insecurity in African countries.You can join the conference networking reception the post symposium 6-8 pm.

Sainsbury Lab Cambridge University, Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR, UK

Click here for location details >>

Please register on-line.

Transforming Africa's agricultural value chains through mechanization: APPG
12 September 2018 18.00

Panel discussion. Chair: Kerry McCarthy MP, Vice-chair of the APPG on Agriculture and Food for Development. Speakers: Debisi Araba (Director, Africa Region, InternationalCentre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel); Simon Winter(Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation); Jehiel Oliver (CEO and Founder, Hello Tractor); Iris Krebber (Head of Agriculture, DFID).

Africa has the least mechanised agricultural system in the world. Butinnovative technologies andsuccessful mechanisation practices are emerging in places,improving the capacity of smallholders and other operators to grow, store, process, transform and transport their crops and products. This meeting will drawon the Malabo Montpellier Panel’s latest report, Mechanized: Transforming Africa’s agriculture value chains, which systematically analyses the steps taken by countries at the forefront of progress in mechanisation. Mechanisation is not just about tractors. Successful mechanisation along the whole value chain will have to be a priority in future development and growth agendas for African smallholder agriculture. Its success depends on investment in research and development, technical capacity to build and operate machines, availability and maintenance of spare parts, financing, adaptability to local needs, application to different environmental conditions, and impact on local employment. Increasing the uptake of mechanised technologies along agricultural value chains therefore requires a comprehensive, systemic approach. Speakers will explore technological, policy, and institutional innovation opportunities available to increase the uptake of mechanisation and offer examples of successful innovations

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London; Committee Room 16

Click here for location details >>

Click here to register

6th International Conference on Sustainable Development
12 September 2018 08.00

The conference 12th & 13thSeptember) is organized bythe European Center of Sustainable Development, in collaboration with CIT University. It is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The theme will be "Creating a unified foundation forthe Sustainable Development: research, practice andeducation". This emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everydaypractices, policies, and analytical approaches. The 2018 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion ofprofessional issues relevant to Sustainability Science. Abstracts welcomed In 1. Economic Sustainability; 2. Environmental Sustainability; 3. Socio-Cultural Sustainability. Read more ….. 

Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy

Click here for location details >>

To register, contact conference organizer

21st International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) Conference
24 September 2018 09.00

Invitation to participate in the Conference, which will be held from 24th to 27th September 2018. Soil, a living skin covering the earth, can be regarded as the mother of all living things, while tillage is the mechanical manipulation of soil to specifically promote and enhance crop growth. Civilizations have used soil and tillage throughout their varied histories. Now with the challenge of food security and climate change, soil and tillage researchers must develop sustainable agriculture and protect the environment. The 21st ISTRO Conference is an excellent opportunity to present research, share ideas and obtain new perspectives in soil and tillage research that will meet these challenges. Read more ….. Includes a four day post-conference tour.

Cité Universitaire Internationale,17 Boulevard Jourdan – 75014 PARIS, France

Click here for location details >>
Register on-line. Contact address 
APRA/AFRINT public seminar on the Dynamics of Agricultural Commercialisation, Diversification and Rural Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
03 October 2018 12.30

This half-day public seminar will involve researchers from the Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) Programmeof the Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) and the Afrint Projectof Lund University. They will present findings from two complementary multi-country panel studies examining different aspects of rural change and transformation linked to agricultural commercialisation and livelihood diversification. It will include lessons from Multi-Country Studies of the Afrint and APRA Programmes.

The second part of the seminar will involve presentations from Future Agricultures researchers drawing on their findings from the first round of a new set of panel studies carried out under APRA in 2017-18 in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, involving over 4,000 small and medium-scale farming households. They will highlight emerging lessons linked to a common set of ‘outcome indicators’ on agricultural commercialisation, poverty and inequality, women’s empowerment, labour and employment, and food and nutrition security.

A panel session will follow the Afrint and APRA presentations, along with an open plenary to discuss the findings and policy implications of this research.

Institute of Development Studies, Brighton BN1 9RE

Click here for location details >>

To confirm your place at this event, please follow the Eventbrite link and add your 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.

Click here for more information.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Click here for location details >>
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

Click here for location details >>
Please register with IRRI, click here  
TAA SW Branch and Royal Agriculture University Conference
18 October 2018 10.00 Tentative topic Food Chain Linkages: Locavores, Preservation, Storage & Minimising Wastage.
Details to follow.
RAU, Cirencester, UK

Click here for location details >>
Contact TAA Southwest Organiser  
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   
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].  
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.

Read more …… . 

Lucknow, UP, India

Register on line.

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

Click here for location details >>

Click here for tickets.

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.

 Read more ……. 

Federal University of Santa Catarina - Florianopolis /SC, Brazil

Click here for location details >>

Click here to register or contact the organisers

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

Click here for location details >>

Register on-line

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; (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:


Reading University, Agriculture Building, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AR, UK

Click here for location details >>

Reserve your place for the lecture with Lynne Drew (tel: 0118 378 4549).

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:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact Manoj Kumar for more information . On-line registration

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

Click here for location details >>

Click here to register. For any further queries, do not hesitate to contact Jojo Joseph Scientific Program Coordinator 
Agripace 2018

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’ recipient, 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 to cover room hire and the supper (payable on the night). More details will be posted in due course.

Royal Over-seas League, London SW1A 1LR

Click here for location details >>
Please reserve your place with Elizabeth Warham.  
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

Click here for location details >>

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

Re-wilding Symposium
11 January 2019 09.00 The Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF) is arranging a two day symposium, 11th and 12th January, on the theme of 'Re-wilding'. Presentations and discussions will cover UK and overseas experiences. More information to follow. Check the CCF website for updates.  David Attenborough Building & Babbage Lecture Theatre, Museum Site, Pembroke Road, Cambridge, UK

Click here for location details >>
Check the CCF website for updates.  
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

Click here for location details >>

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

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

Click here for location details >>
Click here to register. 
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

Click here for location details >>

Register on-line

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

Click here for location details >>

To register,click here