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6th African Conference of Agricultural Economists
Rising to meet new challenges: Africa's agricultural development beyond 2020 Vision is the theme for the 6th African Association of Agricultural Economists triennial conference. The conference will be held in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, from 23-26 September, 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. To be relevant in the midst of this dizzying array of new developments, agricultural economists must put these developments in context, present evidence on their causes and consequences, and anticipate the policy challenges that governments will be facing and seeking guidance on in the next few years. 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.