Dear AAEA colleagues,
As you renew your AAEA membership this year, please consider joining the new Africa Section. The objective of the Africa Section is to bring together AAEA members with an interest in teaching, research, outreach, and engagement activities related to agricultural and applied economics and policy issues in Africa and its linkages to the U.S. and the world. The section serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and to identify opportunities for collaboration among AAEA members and other professionals in academia, industry, and government. It is hoped that the Africa Section will be of special interest to African members of the AAEA.
The Africa Section is led by Chair Vincent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University), Chair Elect Awudu Abdulai (University of Kiel), and Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Mason (Michigan State University).
During the upcoming year, the Africa Section will be building its membership, hosting track sessions at the Annual Meeting in Boston, and co-sponsoring one or more travel awards with the International Section to the conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists in Addis Ababa in September. The Section also looks forward to hearing and acting upon your ideas for other activities and initiatives.
You may join the Africa Section when renewing your membership or, if you’ve already renewed for this year, you may add on Africa Section membership by visiting the AAEA website. Membership fees are $10 for regular members, $10 for students, and free for Lower Income-Lower Middle Income (LI-LMI) members.
Best wishes for 2016 and we look forward to seeing you in Boston,
Vincent, Awudu, and Nicky