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The Challenges and Opportunities of Transforming African Agriculture

Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA): ATAI Co-Hosts at UC-Berkeley on June 1 - 2


The fourth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) was held at Berkeley, California, on June 1-2, 2017. The annual event was organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), the University of California, Berkeley, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access, and ATAI.

The conference included Keynote Addresses by Kathryn Dewey (University of California, Davis), Ted Miguel (University of California, Berkeley), and opening remarks by Albert Zeufack (Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank), as well as an invited panel with Alain de Janvry (University of California, Berkeley), Lori Beaman (Northwestern University), and Michael Carter (University of California, Davis). Videos from these sessions are embedded below.

More details and the full agenda are available at the World Bank website, at this link

Read a recap of all of the research presented at the World Bank Development Impact Blog



Watch opening remarks by Albert Zeufack (Chief Economist for Africa, World Bank), and an opening presentation on nutrition security from Kay Dewey (University of California, Davis)



Watch the Day 1 closing panel. Alain de Janvry, Michael Carter and Lori Beaman discuss agricultural productivity and poverty reduction.



Watch a keynote address by Ted Miguel on understanding agricultural productivity gaps.

Look back at the conversation on Twitter #ABCA2017
Read a blog post from Andrew Westbury on Agrilinks related to Insurance Product Design Evidence from ATAI