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See below for details of our four Regional Groups:
Click here to see a map and list of counties in each region
The group aims to strengthen experience-sharing, networking, knowledge exchange and interaction between TAA members in the East of England, as well as fostering links with regional research and training institutions that have links with overseas agriculture and development.
Events and activities include:
To join the East Anglia Group, simply contact our Coordinators:
Keith Virgo: email@example.com or
Bill Thorpe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotland and North of England
The group aims to strengthen experience-sharing, networking, knowledge exchange and interaction between TAA members in Scotland and the North of England, as well as fostering links with research and training institutions active in overseas agriculture and development.
Events are arranged approximately twice per year. These are normally organised as informal symposia which focus on topical issues with adequate time for interaction amongst participants.
In order to promote wider networking and also to attract potential new recruits to TAA, events are often arranged jointly with a research/training institution within the region. Recently this has included Newcastle University, Edinburgh University, SCRI (Dundee) and the Institute of Aquaculture (Stirling).
Our membership is widely spread and we therefore aim to rotate meetings around the region.
To join the SNE Group, contact our Coordinator John Gowing ( email@example.com)
The group includes the area from Gloucestershire and west Hampshire through Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon and Cornwall to Lands End. Within the area there is a good mix of working and retired members with a continuing and active interest in all aspects of agriculture for development.
Seminars and field days are arranged around the Region and subjects for examination and discussion are chosen by the committee acting upon members' suggestions and their own view of what is most opportune in relation to expected need. The Group enjoys and encourages linkage with academic institutions in the area e.g., the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester, Bicton College in Devon and Bridgewater College at Cannington Centre, the Eden Project, Lackham College and others when opportunities of joint interest arise. In Devon the Group has very active collaboration with the Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust which provides high quality and appropriate training for key personnel from developing countries. The Group seeks to involve students in seminars whenever possible.
The Group is unique in having its own AGM at the Exeter Golf and Country Club early in January and combining it with three short presentations of topical interest, a good luncheon followed by a keynote address. Usually well attended, it is the opportunity for members to provide the committee with their views on seminar subjects, etc. In addition to the AGM usually four subject seminars and field days are held during the year and publicity for these and arranging the events and registration is handled by the seminar organiser and the group convenors.
Joining the South West Group is easy. Contact our Convenors:
George Taylor-Hunt: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01626 362782 or