African Association of Agricultural Economists

Association Africaine des Agroeconomistes 

The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) is an association of Agricultural economists and other professionals with special interest in agricultural economic issues and affairs, working in agriculture and broadly related fields of applied economics, and issues related to policy and improving the productivity of African agriculture. 

After 10 years, does CAADP understand political economy?

The Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) has clocked up 10 years since its endorsement by the Heads of State and Government in 2003 in Maputo, Mozambique. The underlying objective of CAADP is to reconfigure how agricultural issues are formulated, policies are generated and debated, investment decisions are implemented, and interventions scrutinized. To achieve the desired transformation of the agricultural, governments committed themselves to allocate at least 10% of their annual budgets to the agricultural sector – which would, in turn, enable them to attain at least 6% agricultural growth per annum so as to catalyze poverty reduction on a sustainable basis. Read more!

By Blessings Chinsinga, Chancellor College, University of Malawi

AAAE Distinguished Fellow Profile 

Professor Rashid Hassan, Professor and Director, Center for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, University of Pretoria  

Rashid Hassan is a Sudanese and South African national, was born in Sudan and received his first and second degrees in agricultural economics from University of Khartoum. He also holds a masters (1998) and PhD (1989) degrees in economics from Iowa State University in USA. He is currently Professor and Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa, at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria. He was previously Program Director at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and Regional Economist at CIMMYT International. He has served as a member of many advisory boards and committees, among others the FAO High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on climate change and food security, the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) Read more...

Professor Emeritus David Norman was born on January 5, 1939 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He is a British and American national. He received his MSc and PhD from Oregon State University between 1962-65. In 1958-62, he attended Ontario Agricultural College, Toronto University, Ontario, Canada and Wye College, University of London, England, where he attained his NDA and BSc.  Read More...

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International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 2014 World Forum, Cape Town, South Africa: June 17-19, 2014.

The 18th ICABR Conference, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. June 18-20, 2014

17th Annual Conference on Global Economic AnalysisDakar, Senegal. June 18-20, 2014. 

First Annual Bank Conference on Africa jointly organized by Paris School of Economics and the World Bank, 23-24 June 2014, Paris, France. Call for Papers

IAMO Forum 2014: The rise of the ‘emerging economies’: Towards functioning agricultural markets and trade relations? Halle (Saale), Germany. June 25-27, 2014. 

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI). Beijing, China. June 30- July 2, 2014.

2014 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, 27-29 July 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

14th EAAE Congress: Agri-Food and Rural Innovations for Healthier Societies. Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 26 – 29, 2014. Submission for poster session: deadline April 1, 2014

11th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC): Efficiency and Water Conservation: Methodologies and Case Studies. Washington DC. September 9-7, 2014

Asia Society of Agricultural Economists 8th International ConferenceSavar, Bangladesh. October 15-17, 2014

The 9th Conference of the African Farm Management Association (AFMA-9). 16-20 November 2014, Cape Town, South Africa.

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