The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) is a nonprofit association, serving the professional interests of its members, working in agricultural and broadly related fields of development economics. Our members are professionals working in academic and/or government, and engage in a variety of teaching, research, and outreach activities. Our work addresses a broad range of topics, such as the economics of agriculture, policy, national and international development, resources, environment, food security, and agribusiness. This is aimed at improving the productivity of African agriculture.
Our vision is to lead and support capacity building activities of our members, and contribute 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.
Our mission 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
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.gatesfoundation.org@company
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
The Bank Group achieves this objective by:
- mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and
- providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.
The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an institute of the University of Bonn, Germany. It started its research activities in 1997. ZEF's researchers aim to find science-based solutions to development-related issues. ZEF’s research departments on Economic and Technological Change, Political and Cultural Change, and Ecology and Natural Resources Management conduct inter- and trans-disciplinary research in, for and with emerging economies and on global issues with its collaborating research partners around the world. ZEF educates doctoral students from all over the world in its Doctoral Studies Program. ZEF is guided by an International Advisory Board. See also our organisational diagram.zef.de@company
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. A Crown corporation, we support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. We provide the resources, advice, and training they need to implement and share their solutions with those who need them most. In short, IDRC increases opportunities — and makes a real difference in people’s lives. Working with our development partners, we multiply the impact of our investment and bring innovations to more people in more countries around the world. We offer fellowships and awards to nurture a new generation of development leaders. Our head office is located in Ottawa, Canada, while four regional offices keep us close to our work. They are located in Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; Amman, Jordan; and New Delhi, India.idrc.ca/en/about-idrc@company
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited is a member of FCMB Group Plc, which is one of the leading financial services institutions in Nigeria with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their respective segments. Having successfully transformed to a retail and commercial banking-led group, FCMB expects to continue to distinguish itself by delivering exceptional services, while enhancing the growth and achievement of the personal and business aspirations of our customers.fcmb.com@company
The CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC) builds on the work done by three Programs from 2012 to 2016, namely Grain Legumes, Dryland Cereals and Dryland Systems. It is a Research for Development investment of US$413 million over five years (2018-2022).
The goal: GLDC aims is to increase the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of critical and nutritious grain legumes and cereals within the semi-arid and sub-humid dryland agroecologies of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. These agroecologies are where poverty, malnutrition, climate change and soil degradation are among the most acute globally.
AGRA is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. We understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets.
To catalyze and sustain inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30 million smallholder households in Africa and to support countries on a pathway to attain and sustain an agriculture transformation.
The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economics (NAAE) is a voluntary, non-governmental and professional association aimed at fostering the growth and development of the agricultural sector. Its scope encompasses the academia, public servants business cycles, private practitioners and the farmers.The association has over 1000 membership cutting across all fields of endeavor. The association was established in 1980 but had the first conference in 1981 at the University of Ibadan.naae.org.ng@company
The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) – a new innovative mechanism targeted at de-risking lending to the agricultural sector, is designed to provide the singular transformational and one bullet solution to break the seeming jinx in Nigeria’s agricultural lending and development. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in August 2010, engaged the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to develop the NIRSAL.fmard.gov.ng/the-nigeria-incentive-based-risk-sharing-system-for-agricultural-lending-nirsal/@company
Since 1988, African Economic Research Consortium has brought rigour and evidence to economic policy making in Africa through research, training and policy outreach. Today, they are one of the most active Research and Capacity Building institutions in the world with a focus on Africa.aercafrica.org@company
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.
Vision and Mission:
IFPRI’s vision is a world free of hunger and malnutrition. Its mission is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.