African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) Posters
RANKED: ORAL PAPERS 2023 (AAAE)
391- Maximizing impact: the power of combining land tenure formalization and productive social safety nets programmes in Tanzania.
Presented by Haji Athumani Msangi, Katharina Löhr, Stefan Sieber, Betty Waized, and Daniel Wilson Ndyetabula
1ST RUNNER UP
416 – Using machine learning to explore the effect of technology information on drivers of farmer uptake of biofortified crops: The case of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Kenya.
Presented by Janet Mwende Mutiso, Julius Okello, Penina Muoki, and Carl Johan Lagerkvist.
2ND RUNNER UP
243 – Impact of adoption of push-pull technologies on smallholder maize farmers productivity in Rwanda? A Multinomial Endogenous Switching Regression Approach.
Presented by Vincent Gadamba Misango, Jonathan Makau Nzuma, Patrick Irungu, and Menale Kassie
RANKED: POSTERS 2023 (AAAE)
In a celebration of outstanding research and innovation at the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) conference in 2023, the poster awards recognized exceptional contributions to the field. The ranked posters showcased remarkable insights into various aspects of agriculture and economics across the African continent.
358 – Projecting the demand for wine exports and associated logistical services
Presented by Kandas Cloete, Tracy Davids, Marion Delport, and Nick Vink, this poster delved into the intricacies of projecting the demand for wine exports and the logistical services associated with it. Their comprehensive research and analysis earned them the coveted “Best Poster” award, recognizing the significant impact their work had on the wine industry.
1ST RUNNER UP
159 – Cooperative membership and technical efficiency of smallholder dairy carbon farmers in Kenya
Presented by Vida Mantey, Christine Bosch, Arnold Missiame, Regina Birner, Athena Birkenberg, and John Mburu were recognized as the “1st Runner Up” for their poster. Their research shed light on the critical link between cooperative membership and the technical efficiency of smallholder dairy carbon farmers in Kenya, highlighting the pivotal role of collaboration in enhancing agricultural practices.
2ND RUNNER UP
157 – Willing but not willing to pay more for clean vines of bio-fortified sweet potato varieties. Evidence from orange-fleshed sweet potato smallholder farmers in Malawi
The “2nd Runner Up” poster, presented by Chrispin Kaphaika, Samson Katengeza, and Innocent Pangapanga Phiri, explored the complex dynamics of farmer preferences for bio-fortified sweet potato varieties in Malawi. Their work revealed valuable insights into farmer behavior and decision-making processes related to crop adoption.
The award-winning posters not only showcased the depth of research and analysis in the agricultural economics field but also demonstrated the importance of such studies in addressing critical issues in agriculture and rural development.
The AAAE poster awards served as a platform to celebrate excellence in research and to inspire further investigations that can contribute to the sustainable growth of agriculture in Africa.