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How can we help smallholder farmers seize opportunities in Africa?

Photo by: Dasan Bobo/World Bank

Agriculture is at the heart of addressing poverty in Africa. I was reminded of that during my recent trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where different stakeholders had gathered to explore how to transform smallholder agriculture for growth. The recent End Poverty Day activities in Africa, which focused largely on agriculture, was also a reminder of how central the sector is to ending poverty and boosting prosperity.  Indeed, the different stakeholders I work with on a daily basis—which includes African governments, development partners, civil societies, the private sector and farmers—all agree: Agriculture is important to the future of Africa. read more


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International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) Annual ConferenceBIOECONOMY IN TRANSITION: NEW PLAYERS AND NEW TOOLS. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley City Club. May 31- June 2, 2017

6th Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA): “Economics and Politics of Migration: Implications for Agriculture and Food”. June 15-16, 2017; Piacenza, Italy.

IFAMA 2017 World Conference. Technology, Investment, and People: Business Solutions for Food Security. 18-21 June 2017, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. Miami, Florida

IAAE INTER-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM5th CONGRESO REGIONAL DE ECONOMÍA AGRARIA: TALCA, CHILE. Theme: Agricultural Productivity, Climate Change and Sustainable Resource Management. 17-20 October, 2017, University of Talca (UTALCA). Talca in the Central Valley of Chile. Paper submission: March 17 - June 1, 2017

30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

July 28 – August 2, 2018



Prof. Egnonto M (Nicolas) Koffi-Tessio

Prof. Egnonto M Koffi-Tessio is the Director of Larpsad/Universite De Lome, Togo: Prof. Koffi-Tessio is a Togolese national and the former Vice President of AAAE (2007-2010). Currently, he is Head of  Department of Rural Economics and Sociology at the University of Lome, Togo, a position he has held since January 2003  to present. Professor Koffi-Tessio has been involved at the University of Lome since 1987, also serving as director of LARPSAD, UNIVERSITE DE LOME. He says, "Over the 22 years, I have contributed to the capacity building in the field of agricultural economics and been involved in the design, monitoring, implementation and Evaluation of agricultural research projects and programmes at national, regional and international levels(FAO, IFAD, AERC, NEPAD, AFDB, ECOWAS and many more." Professor Koffi-Tessio was honored as a distinguished Honorary Fellow of AAAE in 2016, during the Association's 5th AAAE Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more

Prof. Gerald E Shively

Prof. Gerald Shively is the Associate Head of Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. Working in collaboration with a worldwide network of students and colleagues, I conduct research on a wide range of topics related to poverty, economic development and the environment in developing regions of the world. My research has been funded by the National Science FoundationUSAID, the Ford Foundation, and The World Bank. Much of my research focuses on household land and labor allocation in marginally productive agricultural areas. I am keenly interested in nutrition and health, and methods to connect data on weather and climate, including remotely-sensed satellite data, to observational data on economic behaviors and outcomes on the ground. My goal is to help inform policies to make global food production more environmentally sustainable. I study the interactions between poverty and environmental degradation so as to help eliminate both. During the 2016/17 academic year I will be spending a portion of my time as a Faculty Fellow in the Purdue Policy Research Institute. He was honoured as a distinguished Honorary Fellow of AAAE in 2016, during the Association's 5th AAAE Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more


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