About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The overarching aim of Tropical Agriculture is to contribute to the process of agricultural development in tropical agro-ecosystems, through publication of papers in the area of agricultural science and technology.

The specific objectives of the Journal are:

  • To address the practical aspects of sustainable tropical agriculture production, improvement, protection and commodity utilization, worldwide.
  • To foster the application of science and technology to understanding and removal of constraints to tropical agricultural productivity.
  • To publish the results of original research which make significant contributions to knowledge on the practice of sustainable and productive tropical agriculture.

Journal History

Tropical Agriculture (TA) was first published by the West Indian Agricultural College (WIAC) in Barbados over 1921 – 1924 as a Caribbean agricultural magazine. When the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture (ICTA) evolved from WIAC on the St Augustine Campus, Trinidad in 1924, it continued to publish TA, but as a journal for international tropical agricultural research through 1924 – 1959. In turn, over 1960/1962 the ICTA evolved into The University of the West Indies (UWI) Faculty of Agriculture which published the journal through 1960 – 1995. In 1996, the Faculty of Agriculture merged with the Faculty of Science to form the Faculty of Science and Agriculture, which continued to publish the journal. Presently, the new Faculty of Food and Agriculture, formed from the de-merger with Science, continues to publish the journal.