5th International Conference of AAAE

FINAL PROGRAM

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


DAY 1

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016

0900-1800

Registration

 

0900-1100

Local Organizing Committee Meeting

 

1115

PLENARY SESSION 1

 

Chair: Dr Evelyn Namubiru-Mwaura

Vice President, AAAE & African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

1115-1200

Distinguished African Agricultural Economist Lecture

Prof. Awudu Abdulai, University of Kiel

1200-1300

Lunch

 

1300-1305

Welcome remarks

Dr Berhanu Gebremedhin (LOC Chair), ILRI

1305-1335

Presidential address: AAAE

Dr Augustine Langyintuo, President AAAE, & IFC of The World Bank Group

1335-1415

Keynote Address

Dr. Simeon Ehui, Practice Manager, The World Bank

1415-1435

Remarks by H.E. Mr. Newai Gebre-ab

Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and Executive Director of Ethiopian Development Research Institute

1435-1505

Conference Opening

H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Foreign Affairs

1505-1520

Tea and coffee

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

 

Moderator: Dr. Ed Mabaya

Cornell University

 

PREAMBLE: Mr. Rafael Flor

Director, YieldWise - The Rockefeller Foundation

1520-1600

Panel discussion on post-harvest losses

Pannelists:

1. H.E. Ato Teferra Derebew, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia

2. Ms. Maria Mashingo, Permanent Secretary, Livestock – Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

3. Ms. Rosemary Muthomi, CEO - Meru Greens Horticulture Ltd.

4.  Mr. Tom De Bruin, VP & CEO, GrainPro Philippines Inc.

5. Mr. Daniel Haileselassie - Continent Manager: Africa, GrainPro Inc.

1600-1800

CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSION 1

(6 papers in 6 sessions) 36 papers

1815

AAAE AGM

 

1930

Evening Cocktail reception

 Elilly International Hotel

DAY 2

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

0800

Registration

 

0830-1000

PLENARY SESSION 2: IAAE Session

 

 

Chair: Karen Brooks

 IFPRI

0830 - 0850

Jo Swinnen, KU Leuven, and Past President, IAAE

Value Chains, Urbanization, and Agricultural Technology Transfer in Developing Countries.

0850 - 0910

Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel,

University of Gottingen and Secretary-Treasurer, IAAE

Trade Costs of Heterogeneous Agricultural Products, by Yi Qu & Stephan von Cramon

https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/540762.html

0910 - 0930

Will Martin, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and President IAAE.

The Global Economic Slowdown:  Implications for the Rural Poor, by D. Laborde & W. Martin

http://www.ifpri.org/publication/global-economic-slowdown-implications-rural-poor

0930 – 0940

Q & As

Wrap-up

0940 - 1000

Olagoke OLADAPO, Chief Agro Economist, Agriculture & Agro Industry Department, the African Development Bank (AfDB)

About the  African Development Bank’s High 5s.

1000-1030

Tea and coffee

 

1030-1230

CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSION 2

 (6 papers in 6 sessions) 36 papers

1230-1330

Lunch

 

1330-1530

POSTER SESSION

 

1530-1600

Tea and coffee

 

1600-1800

INVITED PANEL SESSION 1

(6 venues)

1815-1900

SPECIAL SESSION: Ensuring Effective Preparation and Submission of Grant Proposals

 

 

Chair: Prof. Melinda Smale

 Michigan State University



DAY 3

SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2016

0830-1030

PLENARY SESSION 3: 

Africa’s Changing Farm Size Distribution – Land Grabs or Agricultural Transformation? 

 

 

 

Chair: Dr. Hosaena Ghebru

 IFPRI

0830 - 0845

Prof. Thomas Jayne, Michigan State University

Moderator

0845 - 0900

Dr. Antony Chapoto, Indaba Agricultural Research Institute

The Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Africa

0900 - 0915

Dr. Hosaena Hagos Gebre, IFPRI

Reviewing the Evidence on Land Registration and its Effects in Africa. 

0915 - 0930

Dr. Milu Muyanga, Michigan State University

Is small still beautiful?  Revisiting the inverse farm size – productivity debate.  

0930 -

Prof. Johan Swinnen

Discussant

 

 

Wrap-up

1030-1100

Tea and Coffee

 

1100-1230

INVITED PANEL SESSION 2

 6 venues

1230-1330

Lunch

 

1330-1530

CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSION 3

 

1530-1600

Tea and Coffee

 

1600-1830

PLENARY SESSION 5: Upgraded papers

 

 

Chair: Prof Nick Vink

 University of Stellenbosch

1600 - 1630

Lara Cockx (LICOS, KU Leuven)  and Joachim De Weerdt (Antwerp)

From Corn to Popcorn? Urbanization and food consumption in Sub-Sahara Africa: Evidence from rural-urban migrants in Tanzania

1630 - 1700

Sam Desiere, Ghent University, Dean Jolliffe, The WorldBank Group

The inverse productivity size relationship: can it be explained by systematic measurement error in self-reported production?

1700 - 1730

Kashi Kafle, Dean Jolliffe and Alex Winter-Nelson, University of Illinois

Effects of household asset holdings on child educational performance: Evidence from Tanzania

1730 - 1800

Priscilla Wainaina, Songporne Tongruksawattana and Matin Qaim, Georg-August-University of Goettingen

Synergies between different types of agricultural technologies: insights from the Kenyan small farm sector

1930

Conference Dinner

Checheho Cultural Restaurant

DAY 4

MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2016

0830-1000

INVITED PANEL SESSION 3

 (5 venues)

1000-1030

Tea and Coffee

 

1030-1230

CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSION 4

 (6 papers in 6 sessions) 36 papers

1230-1330

PLENARY SESSION 6: Closing

 

 

Chair: Dr Augustine Langyintuo

 International Finance Corporation

 

Keynote speaker: Prof Kei Otsuka

 In Pursuit of an African Green Revolution.