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
Transforming Africa through Agriculture
Economic development is not
just about growth - it is about transformation.
In this blog post (appearing at Future
Agricultures blog), Steve Wiggins looks at what we know about
agriculture's rise in Africa, and how smallholder farmers can be part of
transforming the future of the continent.
Blog: African agriculture is
growing, but is it transforming? By Steve Wiggins
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 leadership. Read 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...
Vol 9 No 1, February 2014 is here!
Investment, Gender and Land in Africa, 5-7
March 2014 , Cape
Town, South Africa. Call for
Political Economy of
Agricultural Policy in Africa
18-20 March 2013, Pretoria, South Africa
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
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
2014 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, 27-29 July 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
8th Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE), 15-17 October 2014, Bangladesh
17-19 October 2012, Cornell University, USA
The 9th Conference of the African Farm Management Association (AFMA-9). 16-20 November 2014, Cape Town, South Africa.