TAA Contributions

The Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) is a professional association of individuals and corporate bodies concerned with the role of agriculture for development throughout the world. TAA brings together individuals and organisations from both developed and less developed countries to enable them to contribute to international policies and actions aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods.

The Association's primary objectives are to:

  • Contribute to international policies aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in rural areas in the tropics, sub-tropics and countries with less developed economies in temperate areas.

  • Encourage efficient and sustainable use of local resources and technologies, to arrest and reverse the degradation of the natural resources base on which agriculture depends, and to raise productivity of both agriculture and related enterprises to increase family incomes and commercial investment in the rural sector.

TAA members, and others, voice their views via the Association's journal "Agriculture for Development" (Ag4Dev). Since being recently drawn into the TAA by seemingly irrestible pressures, I have made some contributions to Ag4Dev, including those listed below: