AAAE News Brief-46 | 01 February 2023

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February 01, 2023 | No. 45
AAAE & AEASA Conference: Sponsorships
We are excited to announce that grants will be available to cover the participation costs for students and early-career researchers whose papers will be accepted for the AAAE & AEASA Conference. This is a great opportunity for students and early-career researchers to share their research findings, network with colleagues in their field, and gain valuable exposure.
To be eligible for the grants, students and early-career researchers must have had their papers accepted for presentation at the conference and MUST be duly registered members of the  or . The grants will cover the costs of some of the following items; registration, travel, and accommodation.
We encourage eligible students and early-career researchers to apply for the grants when the application window opens, and we look forward to welcoming you to the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 

source: ACAE2023
PANAP Travel Award for papers in the area of sustainable food systems transformations
In the context of the Pan-African Network for Economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is seeking to sponsor the travel costs of selected presenters at the joint AAAE & AEASA 2023 conference in Durban. The awardees will be selected from those Contributed Papers accepted to the conference. The papers should fall within the area of “Sustainable food systems transformations”, with no restrictions on the methodologies employed. At the conference, the selected papers will be part of the offering of the JRC.
The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 called for food systems that are healthier, fairer and more sustainable – beneficial for both current and future generations. The shortcomings of our current food systems, from environmentally degrading agricultural production systems to imbalanced supply chains to food loss and waste, have become clearer over time. Shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have further exposed its fragilities. Scientific evidence is needed to identify feasible and scalable solutions. The proposed Invited Panel for this sponsorship aims to identify examples of sustainable approaches and practices at the farm, regional or national level to enhancing climate change resilience/adaptation and mitigation, fostering an agroecological transition and limiting environmental services degradation and deforestation. 
Submissions by researchers at African institutions, and especially by female researchers, are strongly encouraged. Presenters wishing to be considered for this sponsorship should follow the normal conference submission process by including the sentence "To be considered for the JRC travel sponsorship" on the front page of their manuscripts. .

source: ACAE2023
PARI (Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation) Grants
PARI (Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation) will sponsor the participation of ten African students at the AAAE & AEASA conference in Durban. The PARI research project focuses on improving agricultural growth and food security in Africa through innovation and will fully fund the students' participation in the conference. Ten accepted papers written by African students that relate to the topics of Agricultural innovation and Food security will be awarded the grants. In addition, the successful awardees will be invited to attend a PARI side event during the conference.

source: ACAE2023

AAEA (Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Trust Award
The AAEA Trust is providing USD 3,000 in funding to support the AAAE & AEASA Conference 2023 in Durban. This funding will go towards two Early Career Professional Travel Grants. The AAEA Trust is dedicated to supporting the work of agricultural and applied economists by funding programs and initiatives that advance the profession.

source: ACAE2023
Applying for a South African Visa
To enter South Africa, travellers will need a valid passport and a visa, if required. Visa requirements vary depending on the traveller's nationality and the purpose of their visit. A tourist visa allows the holder to stay in South Africa for up to 90 days, while a business visa allows the holder to stay in South Africa for up to 90 days, and it's intended for business travellers. It's worth noting that South Africa has put in place some travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's advisable to check the latest information from the South African government and the embassy before travelling. General information about applying for South African Visas can be found on the website. 

source: ACAE2023
Eight things to do while visiting Durban
  1. Visit the Durban beachfront, which is home to a number of popular beaches, such as uShaka Beach and North Beach.
  2. Take a stroll along the Durban promenade, which offers beautiful ocean views and is a popular spot for running, cycling, and rollerblading.
  3. Visit the Victoria Street Market, where you can find a wide variety of local crafts, clothing, and souvenirs.
  4. Visit the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which is an iconic modern stadium that offers tours, as well as the "SkyCar", which takes you to the top of the arch for a panoramic view of Durban.
  5. Take a trip to the Umgeni River Bird Park, home to a wide variety of bird species, including many native to South Africa.
  6. Experience the culture and history of Durban by visiting the KwaMuhle Museum, which tells the story of the city's apartheid past.
  7. Take a day trip to the nearby Valley of 1000 Hills, which offers beautiful scenery and a chance to learn about the Zulu culture.
  8. Take a Durban Food Tour, where you can explore the city's diverse food scene and sample local specialities such as Bunny chow and Durban curry.

source: ACAE2023
Call for Applications - Mawazo Fellowship Programme
Mawazo Institute is delighted to announce the call for applications for the Mawazo Institute’s 2023 Mawazo Fellowship Programme. The Mawazo Fellowship Programme is a non-residential fellowship for African women pursuing their PhD studies in any field at an accredited African university. Through the programme, we unlock the potential of African women to conduct high-quality research and contribute to issues affecting Africa’s development. We competitively select a cohort of 40 Fellows whose research is relevant to African development priorities, contributes new knowledge to their field of study, and holds the potential for transformational change in their communities and beyond. Specifically, we support Fellows whose work is actively addressing global, regional, national and/or sub-national development and policy priorities, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The application window opens on 30 January 2023 and closes on 12 March 2023 at 11:59pm East African Time. 

Announcing New Scholarships for Experimental Economics Workshop
The AAEA Trust is providing scholarships for 20 participants of the Workshop on Survey Design & Experimental Methods in Applied and Agricultural Economics. It is acceptable to apply for all scholarships. Submissions will be reviewed starting January 31, 2023, and rolling thereafter. The early bird registration ends February 15th, 2023. The workshop will cover theoretical and practical knowledge regarding surveys and experimental methods. In addition, delegates will be familiarized with state-of-the-art software and will design their own practice experiment through hands-on training. The workshop will take place from May 22 to May 26, 2023, at Arizona State University.  

source: ASU
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Economic Modeling
We are looking for a post-doctoral research associate to join our team in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Applications can be submitted via EconJobMarket at . The details of the position are listed below. If you know someone who might be interested in applying, I would greatly appreciate it if you could share this job posting. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the position.
POSITION TITLE:  Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Economic Modelling
NATURE OF POSITION: To design a global agricultural production and trade model calibrated to the USDA projections to simulate various economic and climate scenarios. This is a full-time position.
DATE AVAILABLE: The planned start date is August 1, 2023. The appointment is for a period of one year, renewable for an additional year. Further extensions depend on performance and availability of funds.

source: Purdue
European Association of Agricultural Economists XVII Congress
The Local Organising Committee and the Program Committee cordially invite you to the XVII Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) “Agri-food systems in a changing world: Connecting science and society”. Agri-food systems have an important role to play in a changing world. The consequences of climate change are increasingly tangible and our planetary boundaries increasingly at risk of being crossed. As scientists, we need to create and share insights on how to transform agri-food systems into sustainable and resilient systems that increase prosperity in Europe and across the globe. Connecting science and society implies that agricultural economists push the boundaries of science and research to create societal impact. 

source: EAAE 
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