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The AERC is pleased to announce a special call for proposals under the theme Agriculture, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management.

About The AERC

Established in 1988, the African Economic Research Consortium is a capacity building institution to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa. The launch of AERC goes back to the late 1980s, when a small group of Africanists and African scholars began to recognize the disconnect between economic policy making and economic research in sub-Saharan Africa. Available research results, applied to other economies, did not always seem appropriate to the African context. And where such results were available, they were too often not put to use.

AERC has three primary components: research, training and policy outreach. The organization integrates economic policy research, postgraduate training and policy outreach within a network of researchers, universities and policy makers in Africa and worldwide.

Key Theme Suggestions on research problems or objectives

  1. Promoting food and nutrition security and resilience under conflicts and unstable livelihoods in SSA: what options are available to households
  2. Climate variability, Urbanization, and Agricultural Productivity in SubSaharan Africa
  1. Sustainability of Agriculture, Adaptation to Climate change and Vulnerability to Covid-1
  1. Climate change and Risk Management strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa
  1. Implications of Population growth, Demographic transition and digitalization on
    sustainable Agricultural growth and development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  1. Land rights and tenure
    security: implications for agricultural productivity growth and natural resource exploitation in sub-Saharan Africa
  1. Natural Resource Exploitation and Impacts on Agricultural productivity in
  1. How will management of Africa’s water resources.
    affect socio-economic development in the years to come in Africa?
  2. The Impact of Agricultural Input Subsidies Programs in Africa.
  3. What types of financial innovations can both formal and informal financial institutions provide for the financing of sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector?
  4. Contribution of Agriculture to recent African Economic growth and macroeconomic development.
  5. Promoting the use of Alternative and ‘Big-Data’ in Agricultural, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Research in Africa.

Deadline for Application
September 20, 2023

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