Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in Africa: The Role of Policy and Governance

23-26 September 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 5th International Conference of AAAE will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 23 – 26 September 2016 under the theme Transforming Smallholder Agriculture in Africa: The Role of Policy and Governance”. The choice of theme has been motivated by the fact that the renewed efforts by most African governments in recent times to commit to supporting agriculture in order to reduce poverty and increase wealth among smallholder farmers are being hindered by a number of challenges not least how effectively to implement sound evidence-based policy reforms within vibrant complex political economies. African governments are aware of the evidence suggesting that GDP growth originating in agriculture is about four times more effective in reducing poverty than GDP growth of other sectors hence their efforts to forge agricultural transformation.

The conference will attract the participation of agricultural economists from academia, industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and the farming communities. These are people who drive policy prescriptions and implementation in their various countries. Many of the African countries to be represented at this conference subscribe to the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), whose overall goal is to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty through agricultural transformation. The countries, in their development blueprints have adopted the four CAADP pillars which include extending the area under sustainable land management, improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacities for market access, increasing food supply and reducing hunger, and increasing spending on agricultural research, technology dissemination and adoption.    

The conference is expected to attract about 450 - 500 delegates from around the world.

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 First Call for Papers

 20 July 2015

 Second Call for Papers

 20 Aug 2015

 Third Call for Papers

 25 Sept 2015

 Website open for submissions of contributions

 20 Nov 2015

 Submission of Proposals for Organised Symposia

 8 Dec 2015


 11 April 2016

 Early Bird Registration Opens

 12 March 2016

 Notification of Acceptance of Papers

 6 June 2016

 Early Bird Registration  Deadline

 20 June 2016

 Presenting Authors Registration Deadline

 18 July 2016

 Deadline for Revised Papers Submissions

 22 July 2016

 5th AAAE Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
 23 - 26 
 September 2016

Welcome to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Association of Agricultural Economists invites you to participate during its 5th International Conference in Addis Ababa. The theme of the conference is “Transforming smallholder agriculture in Africa: The role of policy and governance.” The meeting will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 23-26, 2016.

Lying in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, also known as the capital city of Africa, the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC-AA) combines architectural elegance with the very latest technology and sheer practicality to offer the ideal venue for all your meetings and conferences. Read more