3rd AAAE Conference

AAAE conducts its flagship triennial conferences -- held in rotation -- around East, West, South, North and central Africa cities. The meetings typically attract about 500 delegates from around the world. At the conferences, professionals and students in the field of agricultural and applied economics have the opportunity to present their researches, learn about the latest trends, interact and network with other delegates. A series of smaller Inter-conference conventions are in the pipeline to be held annually at various locations in Africa.  Our members participate also in a wide range of other conferences around the world.  

The 3rd joint AAAE/AEASA Conference, 19 - 23 September 2010, Cape Town, South Africa

Theme: "Food and Financial Crisis: The Way Forward" 

The 3rd International Conference was held in September 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. This was a joint conference with Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA). The conference focused mainly on Policies and Strategies for Agricultural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Young scientists especially  those from the Collaborative Master’s Program in Agriculture and Applied Economics attended the conference, and had the opportunity to access exposure to new research and analytical methods, and network with renowned agricultural economists. 

This conference worked to re-energize the network of agricultural economists and development specialists to be positioned well in informing agricultural policy and development in Africa. The participants were able to effectively engage with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) among other continental initiatives on agriculture

AAAE delegates found the experience of hosting the joint conference with colleagues from AEASA very positive. The Conference was attended by 407 delegates from 34 countries around the world.  Over 200 papers and posters were presented. For the first time, this conference held a special plenary session for China and Africa that featured four presentations.

Support for the conference came from some of our traditional donors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), and Amalgamated Banks of South Africa Limited (ABSA). Other platinum sponsors included South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Department of Agriculture of the Western Cape Provincial Government, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Land Bank and the National Agricultural Marketing Council.  

Professor Nick Vink of the University of Stellenbosch was elected as the 3rd President of the association. 


2015 Agricultural Economics Conference (AEC) 24-26 May, 2015. Beijing, China.

Food in the Bio-based Economy – Sustainable Provision and Access 27–29 May 2015, Hotel de Wageningsche Berg,  Wageningen, the Netherlands. Call for papers

The 4th International Agricultural Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference (IARFIC). 7-9 June, 2015, Washington, D.C., USA.  

6th Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (EAAE/AIEAA) PhD Workshop, 8-10 June 2015, Rome Italy. Call for Papers.

2nd Annual International Conference on Agriculture and Forestry 201510-12 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

4th Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA) Conference, Ancona, 11-12 June, 2015 

2nd International Conference on Advances in Environment, Agriculture Medical Sciences (ICAEAM'15), 11-12 June, 2015, Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa, Antalya, Turkey. 

25th International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Annual World Conference. June 14-17, 2015, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. 

20th International Farm Management Association (IFMA) Congress 12-17 July 2015, Québec City, Canada.

4th International Conference on Agriculture and Horticulture. “Enhancing Modern and Sustainable Agricultural Practices.” 13-15 July, 2015, Beijing, China 

International Conference on Advances in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences (AABES-2015). 22-23 July, 2015, London, UK. 

2015 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) & Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Joint Annual Meeting26-28 July, 2015 San Francisco, CA, USA

29th International Conference of Agricultural Economics (ICAE). Theme: Agriculture in an Interconnected World. August 8-14, 2015, Milan, Italy.

2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Biological Sciences (ICAEBS'15), 16-17 August, 2015, Bali, Indonesia. 

Sustainable Agriculture Conference, 6-8 November 2015, Durham, NC, USA. 

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


  • 2010 Conference: Presidential Address, by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina [Paper
  • 2010 Conference: Distinguished African Agricultural Economist Lecture, by Prof Francis Idachaba [Paper]

Our Past Conferences 

  1. The 4th AAAE Conference, 22-25 September 2013, Hammamet - Tunisia.

  2. The 3rd AAAE Conference, 19-23 September 2010, Cape Town - South Africa

  3. The 2nd AAAE Conference, 20-22 August 2007, Accra – Ghana

  4. The Inaugural Symposium, 6-8 December 2004, Nairobi – Kenya