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AKADEMIYA2063 is participating in the virtual International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE)–2021. Organized by the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), ICAE 2021 brings together researchers, students, and other practitioners in the field of agricultural economics to present and discuss their cutting-edge research and the latest developments and trends in the industry.

Staff from AKADEMIYA2063 are participating in the following ICAE 2021 sessions:

Plenary—COVID 19 and Food Systems: Building Back Better
Thursday, August 19 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM US EST

This plenary session will bring a global assessment of COVID-19, an assessment for Africa and East Asia and the Pacific and will also look at the impact of COVID-19 on cities across South and East Asia. Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson for AKADEMIYA2063, will present on “Impacts of Covid-19 in Africa.” For more information on this session please visit this page.

Organized Symposium—Transforming African Food Systems: Emerging African Perspectives Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit
Thursday, August 19 |10:30AM - 12:00PM US EST

This symposium, co-organized by AKADEMIYA2063 and USAID, seeks to share emerging African perspectives from independent food systems dialogues and briefing papers put together by diverse groups of African stakeholders on how best to transform African food systems. Dr. Katrin Glatzel, Director of Policy Innovation at AKADEMIYA2063, will present on “Game-changing Solutions and Policy Priorities for African Food Systems Transformation: African Viewpoints.” Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson for AKADEMIYA2063 will chair and moderate the symposium. For more information on this session please visit this page.

Organized Symposium—Urban-Rural Agricultural Linkages: Opportunities and Risks for Sustainable Rural Development
Monday, August 23 | 10:30AM - 12:00PM US EST

During this symposium, researchers will offer insights from their research on the opportunities and risks of urbanization for rural development in African countries through agricultural linkages. Dr. Getaw Tadesse, Director of Operational Support at AKADEMIYA2063, will discuss the role of secondary towns in supporting more inclusive rural development and explore market linkages between value chain actors and small-scale producers in Africa and elsewhere. For more information on this session please visit this page.