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The Economist’s Tale: 

A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank

What really happens when the World Bank imposes its policies on a country? This is an insider's view of one aid-made crisis. Peter Griffiths was at the interface between government and the Bank. In this day-by-day account of a mission he undertook in Sierra Leone in 1986, he tells the story of how the World Bank, obsessed with the free market, imposed a secret agreement on the government, banning all government food imports or subsidies. This is a rare and important portrait of the aid world which insiders will recognize, but of which the general public seldom gets a glimpse. Download the free eBook


Fifth Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA). June 16-17, 2016 - Bologna, Italy. "The changing role of regulation in the bio-based economy". Call for Papers. 

20th ICABR Conference, Ravello (Amalfi Coast – Italy) June 26–29, 2016, Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer. "Transforming the Bio-economy: Behavior, Innovation and Science". CALL FOR PAPERS

The 15th EAAE CongressAugust 28th to September 1st 2017, Parma (Italy). 


Dr. Juliana Rwelamira: Dr. Rwelamira is a Tanzanian national and the past Vice President of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. She is currently the Managing Director of Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a position she has held since 2009. Her key role is to oversee its Africa-based operations from Addis Ababa, as it re-organises to meet the challenges of a green revolution in Africa. An agricultural economist by profession with over 35 years of experience in agricultural and agribusiness development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Juliana is a passionate and true advocate of agriculture as a means of achieving true economic growth in Africa. Read more

Dr. Hugo De Groote: Hugo is a Principal Scientist/Agricultural Economist at at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Kenya. He has an M.Sc. in tropical agriculture from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. His research activities include the economic analysis and participatory evaluation of new technologies (stress resistant maize varieties, nutritionally enhanced maize varieties, crop management techniques and analysis of policies and institutions relevant to these technologies (such as seed systems, credit and extension, and biotechnology policies. Read more


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