Specialist Interest Groups enable groups of people working on similar areas of interest to meet, discuss and share experience and learning. Overseas Branches. TAA has links with many countries, including specific contact points inIndia, the Caribbean andSE Asia.


Tropical Agricultural Award Fund assists aspiring young tropical agriculturalists to obtain relevant field experience for beginning their careers.

Journal 'Agriculture for Development' with updates on developments in agriculture throughout the world, papers presented at seminars, book reviews, and publicity of events etc. Published four-monthly and available in hard copy or on-line.

Annual General Meeting, with Ralph Melville Memorial lecture by keynote speaker, and social reunion meal. Lecture texts are available on-line. This lecture is in memory of Ralph Melville, a distinguished tropical agriculturalist and first President of the TAA

Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture , an annual lecture on a topical issue related to international agricultural development, published on-line.

Membership Database gives members worldwide the opportunity to network and consult on issues of interest. Available to members only

Corporate Members, comprising leading companies, research & academic institutes and NGOs who are involved in agriculture and rural development issues. Click for links

Directory of Consultants available on-line for potential employers, assisting members in seeking employment assignments.

Website with full details on the Association and its activities, also links to other useful organisations.

Participation in the UK Forum on Agricultural Research for Development and close link with the All-party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture & Food for Development, affording relevant consultation processes on Government policy statements.

Full 'Organisational Membership' of the Society of Biology, providing access to a wide range of events and networking links.

Source of Information including:

  • Lecture papers and miscellaneous technical publications by members available on line
  • Advice on employment opportunities in tropical agriculture and links to agencies.

TAA merchandise including: sweat shirts, T-shirts, ties and lapel badge.

Executive Committee meets regularly to plan and co-ordinate activities.

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