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. Every three years, AAAE conducts the Triennial International Conference participated by agricultural economists, development practitioners, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students from all over the world. The 4th AAAE International Conference was held in Hammamet, Tunisia, in September 2013.

Cultivating Unemployment - Can Agricultural Development Create New Jobs?

Cultivating Unemployment takes a hard look at the realities of rural economies in South Africa and begins to grapple with the policy implications of these realities. The video shows the challenges and difficulties involved in creating rural economies that can multiply benefits for rural dwellers.

"...creating more jobs through agricultural development, based on effective land reform and growth of irrigated agriculture and land production." -S.A. National Development Plan for 2030

AAAE Distinguished Fellow Profile 

Prof. Keijiro Otsuka is a Professor of Development Economics at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), in Tokyo, Japan. Kei (as popularly referred) has made seminal contributions to diverse branches of agricultural and development economics on the basis of careful empirical research. He has published prolifically; 7 coauthored and 12 co-edited books, more than 100 journal articles, 80 book chapters, and 12 book review articles. His election to the positions of president of the International Association of Agricultural Economists for the 2009-2012 period and of chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) for the 2004-2007 period is a testament to his international reputation and leadershipRead more...

Prof. Awudu Abdulai, chair of food economics at the University of Kiel, Germany, was FSE's Cargill visiting scholar from October 2010 - March 2011. While at Stanford he pursued three research themes. The first looked at how farmers risk preferences influence their decisions to adopt water conservation technologies and how that impacts farm productivity. The second examined how social capital, property rights and tenure duration affect farmers' investment decisions on sustainable management practices. The third involved an analysis of the welfare impacts of cultivating export crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Read More...

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Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, 24-27 March 2014, Washington DC.

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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