African Economic Conference closes with call for agriculture to be at centre of Africa’s development
The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) came to a close in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday, after three days of intensive brainstorming on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialization. Over 300 participants attended the event, which drew eminent speakers like Eric Maskin, Economics Professor at Harvard and co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize; Xiaobo Zhang, Economics Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Chris Barrett, Professor in Applied Economics at Cornell University; and Paul Amaza, a Medical Professor at the University of Jos, Nigeria. The 12th edition will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in December 2017.
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