The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) is a nonprofit association, serving the professional interests of its members, working in agricultural and broadly related fields of development economics has elected Dr Guy Blaise Nkamleu as her new President .
The election was conducted recently during the 6th African Conference of Agricultural Economist which held at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria .
The Association which has a vast network of agricultural economists works across Africa, and engages in a variety of teaching, research, and outreach activities, with the aim to foster agricultural and rural growth through policy research, and development.
The President, Dr Guy Blaise Nkamelu expressed gratitude for becoming the 6th President of the Association and the first Francophone to occupy the role.
Dr Blaise promised to work hard with the executive committee to deliver on the association’s vision of “supporting capacity building activities of its members, with expanded opportunities for young scientists, and contributing significantly to policy research and development on African agriculture.”
He also promised to implement new innovative strategies to quickly achieve the Association’s objectives and hopefully play a key role in shaping public policies and the future of agriculture in Africa.
Guy Blaise Nkamleu until his election, was a Manager at the African Development Bank and currently serve as Lead Economist and Advisor for Agriculture, Human and Social Development.
“We will implement new innovative strategies to quickly achieve the Association’s objectives and hopefully play a key role in shaping public policies and the future of agriculture in Africa” Nkamelu stated.