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African Association of Agricultural Economists

Association Africaine des Agroeconomistes 

5th AAAE Conference


Theme: Transforming smallholder agriculture in Africa: The role of policy and governance.” 

Venue: United Nations Conference Centre - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Conference Dates: 23-26 September 2016.

3rd Call For Paper Submissions: 25 September 2015

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 Climate Change Could Put 100 Million People Back Into Poverty by Destroying Farming - WB

Not only is global warming disastrous for agriculture, but the consequences are disproportionally felt by the world’s poor.

Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty within the next 15 years, says a report by the World Bank. Poor people are at particularly high risk from weather-related natural disasters, crop yield losses and disease.

“…Climate change is an acute threat to poorer people across the world, with the power to push more than 100 million people back into poverty over the next 15 years,” says the report dubbed Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty, released by the institution on Sunday. 

The paper, which includes findings from at least 92 countries, says without action, climate change “would likely spark higher agricultural prices and could threaten food security in poorer regions” such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


7th International Conference on Coexistence between Genetically Modified (GM) and non-GM based Agricultural Supply Chains17-20 November, 2015Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Contested Agronomy 2016: Dynamics, Cases and Implications. 23-25 February, 2016. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.

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

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


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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