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.
Creating a fertile future for smallholder farmers in Africa:
What are the most effective ways of encouraging the development of smallholder farming? Diversification, training and working with the private sector are key.
AAAE Distinguished Fellow Profile
Dr Timothy Olalekan Williams is Director for Africa at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). In this capacity, he represents the Director General and IWMI in the region and provides oversight for IWMI’s research, research uptake and communication and capacity building activities conducted out of offices in Accra, Addis Ababa and Pretoria. His research interests cover microeconomic analysis of land, soil nutrient and water management practices of smallholder farmers as well as analysis of the impact of macroeconomic, sectoral and trade policies on the agricultural sector. Over the last 30 years, he has worked at field level with smallholder farmers and at national level with decision makers in 12 English and French speaking countries in Africa, 3 states in India and 6 Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean and South Pacific. He is a Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists and author of more than 50 scientific papers, book chapters and conference contributions. Read more...
Prof. David Norman is a professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. He is a dual UK and US citizen with a permanent residence in the USA. He earned is education at the University of London, UK, and Oregon State University where he attained his Ph.D. His areas of specialisation are in Agricultural Development, Farmer Participatory Approaches, and Agricultural Sustainability -all with reference to low-income countries. He has published widely with about 220 publications, 60 consultancy papers and 120 unpublished presentations at conferences, workshops. He was inducted as a distinguished and Honorary Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists in 2010. Read more...
In preparing for its 2016 Conference, AAAE has proposed to hold an Organized Symposium during the forthcoming IAAE Conference in Milan, and this proposal has now been accepted onto the program for Milan. The Theme of the Symposium is “Using Smart Subsidies to Support Small Scale Farmers in Africa.”
The Symposium will take the form of a Round Table discussion lead by presentations from our President, Dr. Augustine Langyintuo, and Prof Ferdi Meyer from the University of Pretoria, as well as a further three (3) papers at most that will be selected from among those submitted by members of AAAE.
To this end, we are calling for the submission of papers from Members of AAAE that address aspects of this topic. Successful papers will be presented during the Round Table and authors will be assisted to apply for part funding of their expenses from IAAE.
The deadline for submission of papers is Friday 5 June 2015. Papers MUST comply with all the requirements (http://icae2015.org/?q=content/call-submission) of those submitted to the IAAE Conference.
Food in the Bio-based Economy – Sustainable Provision and Access 27–29 May 2015, Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen, the Netherlands. Call for papers
29th ICAE Conference. Theme: Agriculture in an Interconnected World. August 8-14, 2015, Milan, Italy. Call for papers.
6th EAAE/AIEAA PhD Workshop, 8-10 June 2015, Rome Italy. Call for Papers.
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