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
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 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.
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.
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
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.www.gatesfoundation.org/@company
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.www.zef.de@company
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