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|TAA Honours for services to sustainable agricultural development
The mission for TAA – Agriculture for Development is to contribute towards:
"Advancing education, research and practice in agriculture for rural livelihoods and sustainable development.”
In pursuit of this mission TAA "Agriculture-for-Development” honours are awarded annually in recognition of significant contributions to improvement of rural livelihoods in developing countries through sustainable agricultural development.
There are three categories:
1. "Development Agriculturalist of the Year”
2. "Young Development Agriculturalist of the year”
3. "Award(s) of Merit or Honorary Membership” (restricted to TAA members)
In addition, nominations for "National Awards” (CBEs, OBEs MBEs etc.) can be made to the TAA Honours Panel, who will consider nominations received and submit proposals to the UK Government.
Honours will be presented annually at the AGM with certificates.
"Development Agriculturalist” of the year
- To recognize outstanding contributions to agricultural development with a focus on increasing food production, improving food security, reducing poverty and improving environmental sustainability in developing countries.
- To inspire those involved in the struggle to reduce poverty through agricultural development.
- To increase awareness of socio-economic conditions in developing countries affecting sustainable agricultural development.
"Young Development Agriculturalist” of the year
- To recognise outstanding use of an opportunity (e.g. afforded by TAAF Awards) for gaining a better understanding of constraints to food security, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability in developing countries, and for making an initial contribution to overcoming these constraints.
- To inspire other new graduates from UK universities to become better informed about issues of agricultural development, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and to play a more active role in their solution.
- To increase awareness in the UK of socio-economic conditions affecting sustainable agricultural development in poor countries, and of the measures needed for their improvement.
Merit or Honorary Membership
- To recognize outstanding contributions to meeting the objectives of the Association.
- To serve to inspire other members of the Association
- To increase awareness of Association members and its stakeholders of socio-economic conditions in developing countries, including the prevailing dynamics affecting agriculture, poverty and food security.
Recipients of Honours
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Nominations, Criteria & Selection Procedures
The TAA Honours' Panel, in its assessment of nominations, will emphasize proven recent tangible achievements and impact created from the nominee's activities that relate to the objectives of the Honours and the nomination criteria.
The TAA Honours Panel will review nominations to screen candidates and recommend honours for confirmation by the TAA Executive Committee. Each nomination will be confidential with both a proposer and seconder.
Nominations for the annual honours should be submitted by 1st August to:Professor Chris Garforth, Chair, Tropical Agriculture Association, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 237, Reading, RG6 6AR. Tel: 0118 378 8134. E-mail: email@example.com
For more information and nomination forms, please click here