TAA - Tropical Agriculture Association
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.
Particular emphasis is given to rural areas in the tropics and subtropics and to countries with less-developed economies in temperate areas. TAA recognizes the interrelated roles of farmers and other stakeholders living in rural areas, scientists (agriculturists, economists, sociologists, etc.), government and the private sector in achieving a convergent approach to rural development. This includes recognition of the importance of the role of women, the effect of AIDS and other social and cultural issues on the rural economy and livelihoods.