The 5th AAAE Conference - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

23 - 26 September 2016

THEME: "Transforming smallholder agriculture in Africa: The role of policy and governance."


AAAE President invites submissions for the 5th Conference of African Association Agricultural Economists (5th CAAAE) 2016 to be held at the United Nations Conference Centre - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 23-26 September, 2016. These submissions may include Contributed Papers and Organized Symposia.

The deadline for all submissions is March 7, 2016. Corresponding authors will be informed of the outcome of the review and selection process by June 6, 2016. Kindly download the conference Flyer in English and/or French


All contributions will be carefully refereed in a double-blind process for relevance and quality. The submitting author must indicate whether he/she would prefer to make an Oral or a Visual presentation.

The manuscript (English and French) should be submitted electronically to the Programs Committee at

The manuscript should include an abstract at the beginning of not more than 250 words. The text should be presented in Times New Roman 12 pt., 1.15 Line spacing in Microsoft Word with 2.54 cm margins on A4 paper size. The title page should include the title, the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s). Articles should not be longer than 7500 words. A comprehensive paper submission guideline can be downloaded here

Please note that presenters of papers must first register to be AAAE members at the AAAE website. Each presenter may be a co-author of a number of Contributed Paper submissions, but may only make ONE Oral and/or Visual Presentation.

Competitive travel grants covering part of the cost of attending the conference may be available to needy cases, especially from low-income countries


The Organized Symposia provide more flexibility than is available with Contributed Papers. We envisage that most of these proposals will include presentations that explore different, complementary aspects of a particular topic. Proposals that involve discussants with different points of view will be of particular interest.

Each Symposium organizer should prepare and send a PDF file summarizing the content of the proposal including: session title, session rationale, names and contact information for the organizer(s), key participants, and a description of the symposium format that includes: the question to be examined; the approaches used to analyze this question; the format to be used; and plans for discussion. Deadline for the Organized Symposia submissions is March 7, 2016

The United Nations Conference Centre - Addis Ababa (above)


Call for Papers Schedule

20 July 2015First Call for Papers

20 August 2015Second Call for Papers

25 September 2015Final Call for Papers

20 November 2015Website open for submissions of contributions

08 December 2015Submission of Proposals for Symposia

11 April 2016Submissions deadline for all contributions

12 March 2016Early Bird Registration Opens

06 June 2016Notification of Acceptance of Papers

20 June 2016Early Bird Registration Deadline

18 July 2016Presenting Authors Registration Deadline

22 July 2016Deadline for Revised Papers Submissions

23-26 September 20165th AAAE Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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