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The African Association of Agricultural Economists invites you to its 6th African Conference of Agricultural Economists 2019. The theme of the conference is Rising to meet evolving challenges: Africa's agricultural development beyond 2020 Vision. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from September 23-26, 2019.

The conference will explore the recent developments in agricultural systems across Africa. Key drivers of change include population growth, rapid urbanization, productivity enhancing innovation, climate change, the rise of agri-preneurship, land reform, as well as policy and investment priorities by governments and development partners. This conference will bring together leading scholars, policy makers, agribusiness representatives and development practitioners to examine how these new mega-trends are shaping agricultural development in Africa.

Program

Welcome Address, LOC Chair
Gbolagade Ayoola
  • Gbolagade Ayoola (President at Farm & Infrastructure Foundation)

    Gbolagade Ayoola

    President at Farm & Infrastructure Foundation

    FIF is the final outcome of a protracted internal monologue and the high power of analytical thought of its founder, Professor G. B. Ayoola, following the several years of policy research on the agricultural economy. It was found that the successive failures of agricultural policies in Nigeria and other countries of Africa were as much due to an inadequate technology environment as also to an unfavourable policy environment. Formally with University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria, Ayoola is professor of agricultural economics and policy, currently promoting the right to food in Nigeria through public-sprited policy advocacy, knowledge-driven policy brokerage and evidence-based policy action research.

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Presidential Address
Edward Mabaya
  • Edward Mabaya (President at African Association of Agricultural Economists)

    Edward Mabaya

    President at African Association of Agricultural Economists

    Dr. Edward Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on agricultural development and food security issues in Africa. Motivated by childhood experiences growing up in rural Zimbabwe, he is involved in several programs that seek to improve the lives of African farmers through agriculture.

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Memorial Address
Cheryl Doss
  • Cheryl Doss (Associate Professor at Oxford University)

    Cheryl Doss

    Associate Professor at Oxford University

    Cheryl Doss is a development economist whose research focusses on issues related to assets, agriculture and gender with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

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Keynote Address
Akinwumi Adesina
  • Akinwumi Adesina (President at African Development Bank)

    Akinwumi Adesina

    President at African Development Bank

    Dr. Akinwumi "Akin" Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Until his appointment as Minister in 2010, he was Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). In 2015, he was elected as the President of the African Development Bank. He was the first Nigerian to hold the post.

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Program

Welcome Address, LOC Chair
Gbolagade Ayoola
  • Gbolagade Ayoola (President at Farm & Infrastructure Foundation)

    Gbolagade Ayoola

    President at Farm & Infrastructure Foundation

    FIF is the final outcome of a protracted internal monologue and the high power of analytical thought of its founder, Professor G. B. Ayoola, following the several years of policy research on the agricultural economy. It was found that the successive failures of agricultural policies in Nigeria and other countries of Africa were as much due to an inadequate technology environment as also to an unfavourable policy environment. Formally with University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria, Ayoola is professor of agricultural economics and policy, currently promoting the right to food in Nigeria through public-sprited policy advocacy, knowledge-driven policy brokerage and evidence-based policy action research.

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Presidential Address
Edward Mabaya
  • Edward Mabaya (President at African Association of Agricultural Economists)

    Edward Mabaya

    President at African Association of Agricultural Economists

    Dr. Edward Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on agricultural development and food security issues in Africa. Motivated by childhood experiences growing up in rural Zimbabwe, he is involved in several programs that seek to improve the lives of African farmers through agriculture.

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Memorial Address
Cheryl Doss
  • Cheryl Doss (Associate Professor at Oxford University)

    Cheryl Doss

    Associate Professor at Oxford University

    Cheryl Doss is a development economist whose research focusses on issues related to assets, agriculture and gender with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

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Keynote Address
Akinwumi Adesina
  • Akinwumi Adesina (President at African Development Bank)

    Akinwumi Adesina

    President at African Development Bank

    Dr. Akinwumi "Akin" Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Until his appointment as Minister in 2010, he was Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). In 2015, he was elected as the President of the African Development Bank. He was the first Nigerian to hold the post.

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Location

Sheraton Abuja Hotel
Ladi Kwali Street
AbujaFederal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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