Jan 04, 2017 - Update

The Challenges and Opportunities of Transforming African Agriculture

World Bank Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA): ATAI to Co-Host at UC-Berkeley

The fourth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Berkeley, California, on June 1-2, 2017. It will cover various topics pertinent to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Davis, and ATAI.

The conference will include a Keynote Addresses by Kathryn Dewey, University of California, Davis, Ted Miguel, University of California, Berkeley, opening remarks by Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice-President for the Africa Region, and invited contributions by senior scholars.

Featured papers will focus on any of the following topics:

  • Structural transformation and agriculture
  • Adoption and profitable use of agricultural technology
  • the political economy of agriculture
  • Data and measurement issues pertinent to agriculture

As well as papers that examine the following in the context of agriculture: economic growth, conflict, resilience, productivity, input and output markets, gender, land tenure, urbanization, education, health, nutrition, labor, safety nets, and/or regional integration.

The program committee includes Michael Carter (UC Davis), Markus Goldstein (World Bank), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), Jeremy Magruder (UC Berkeley), and Muthoni Ngatia (World Bank).

Please register at this link.