About AAAE

The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) is a not-for-profit pan-African association, serving the professional interests of  its members, working in agricultural and broadly related fields of development economics.

Members of the AAAE are professionals working in academic and/or government institutions, and engage in a variety of teaching, research, and outreach activities. Their work addresses a broad range of topics such as the economics of agriculture, policy, international and national development, resources, environment, food security, and agribusiness, all aimed at improving the productivity of African agriculture.

AAAE was established in 2004 in Nairobi during its Inaugural Symposium. The association has over the years registered active members growth working in agricultural, applied and resource economics as well as in other social sciences around the world.

Our key role is to further the agricultural economics profession as well as develop relevant policy options that show the trade-offs of productivity and income growth, and the sustenance of the natural resource base.


To be a leading association, supporting capacity building activities of its members, with expanded opportunities for young scientists, and contributing significantly to policy, research and development on African agriculture.

This is a responsibility we undertake with a strong sense of purpose, direction and determination to work with all members and affiliate organizations to make this association a world-class professional association – and one that is relevant in spearheading major development issues that affect agriculture in Africa.



To enhance the skills, knowledge, and professional contributions of economists who help society solve agricultural, development, and food security challenges in achieving a thriving, sustainable and well-nourished Africa.


Our broad objectives are to make a difference through:

  1. Improving engagement among agricultural economists in Africa and the global community of practice for promoting sustainable agricultural development
  2. Promoting training, policy research, and outreach within the African continent, to enhance agricultural productivity and farm incomes and competitiveness along the commodity value chains
  3. Contributing to broad-based rural development, poverty reduction, food security and sustainable use of natural resources in the continent of Africa

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