About AAAE

The African Association of Agricultural Economists is a non-profit professional society dedicated to promoting the professional interests of its members working in agricultural economics and related fields of development economics. Our association’s work encompasses various crucial areas, including agricultural policy, national and international development, environment, food and nutritional security, agribusiness, and climate change. The association also publishes the premier African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE) since 2006.

Through its conferences, publications, and policy dialogues, the association provides a vital platform for knowledge exchange and evidence-based policymaking. By addressing the unique challenges faced by African agriculture, the AAAE plays a crucial role in shaping the continent’s economic growth and ensuring the welfare of its farming communities.

The AAAE organizes regular conferences to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, research findings, and experiences among professionals working in various aspects of agricultural economics. These conferences serve as crucial forums for discussing the challenges and opportunities facing African agriculture and its economic implications. By fostering collaboration, disseminating knowledge, and encouraging evidence-based policies, these conferences contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture and rural livelihoods on the continent.

The AAAE publishes the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AfJARE), a reputable scholarly publication that focuses on agricultural and resource economics research in Africa. The journal serves as a platform for academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to contribute and access high-quality research articles, analyses, and discussions relevant to the economic aspects of agriculture and natural resources in Africa. The African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics plays a significant role in advancing research and knowledge dissemination in the field of agricultural and resource economics in Africa



Our vision is to lead and support capacity building activities of our members, and contribute to policy, research and development of 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.


Our vision is to enhance the skills, knowledge, and professional contributions of agricultural economists who help society solve agricultural, developmental, and food security trials 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