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Conference Sponsorships

We are excited to announce that grants will be available to cover the participation costs for students and early-career researchers whose papers will be accepted for the AAAE & AEASA Conference. This is a great opportunity for students and early-career researchers to share their research findings, network with colleagues in their field, and gain valuable exposure.

To be eligible for the grants, students and early-career researchers must have had their papers accepted for presentation at the conference and MUST be duly registered members of the AAAE or AEASA. The grants will cover the costs of some of the following areas: registration, travel, and accommodation.

We encourage eligible students and early-career researchers to apply for the grants, and we look forward to welcoming you to the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Expression of Interest for Sponsorship Form

Available Grants


7th African Conference of Agricultural Economists & 60th Annual AEASA Conference





We are delighted to share that the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) will be sponsoring the attendance of early career scholars at the upcoming AAAE & AEASA Conference in Durban to the tune of $25 000. This sponsorship will cover the travel, accommodation, and registration expenses for a selected number of early career scholars whose Contributed Papers have been accepted for the conference. This funding will complement other funds raised by the AAAE and AEASA for this purpose and will be awarded under the same conditions as part of the selection process for Contributed Papers. Early career scholars are encouraged to apply and take advantage of this opportunity to participate in a premier academic event and connect with peers from across the globe. 


The IAAE is a professional association for economists, academics, and practitioners working in the field of agriculture and food systems. The mission of the IAAE is to promote the common business interests of economists having as a major focus of their work the study of the economics of agriculture. The IAAE holds triennial conferences and publishes the Agricultural Economics journal, which provides a forum for the dissemination of research and analysis in the field of agricultural economics.

European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)

PANAP Travel Award for papers in the area of sustainable food systems transformations.



In the context of the Pan-African Network for Economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is seeking to sponsor the travel costs of selected presenters at the joint AAAE & AEASA 2023 conference in Durban. The awardees will be selected from those Contributed Papers accepted to the conference. The papers should fall within the area of “Sustainable food systems transformations”, with no restrictions on the methodologies employed. At the conference, the selected papers will be part of the offering of the JRC.


The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 called for food systems that are healthier, fairer and more sustainable – beneficial for both current and future generations. The shortcomings of our current food systems, from environmentally degrading agricultural production systems to imbalanced supply chains to food loss and waste, have become clearer over time. Shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have further exposed its fragilities. Scientific evidence is needed to identify feasible and scalable solutions. The proposed Invited Panel for this sponsorship aims to identify examples of sustainable approaches and practices at the farm, regional or national level to enhancing climate change resilience/adaptation and mitigation, fostering an agroecological transition and limiting environmental services degradation and deforestation. 


Submissions by researchers at African institutions, and especially by female researchers, are strongly encouraged. Presenters wishing to be considered for this sponsorship should follow the normal conference submission process by including the sentence "To be considered for the JRC travel sponsorship" on the front page of their manuscripts.


Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI)


The Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) will fund the participation of 10 African students at the AAAE & AEASA conference.


The PARI research project, which focuses on agricultural innovations for agricultural growth and food security in Africa, will fund the participation. Only ten accepted papers by African students that relate broadly to the topics of Agricultural innovation and Food security will be awarded the grant. The successful awardees will also be invited to a PARI side event at the conference.

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The AAEA Trust has provided USD 3,000 in funding to support the AAAE & AEASA Conference 2023. This will go towards two Early Career Professional Travel Grants. The AAEA Trust supports the work of agricultural and applied economists by funding programs and initiatives designed to advance the profession.

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Trust

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