Past Events


2017 AGRODEP Special Membership Call
31 Oct, 2017 - 30 Nov, 2017
 
AGRODEP is pleased to announce its seventh round of membership extension.  For this particular call, we strongly encourage applications from researchers who are engaged in or are strongly interested in learning more about trade policy analysis, value chain analysis, or agricultural transformation and investments. We also strongly encourage women and researchers from African countries which have low or zero representation in AGRODEP to apply. To be considered for membership, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a citizen of an African country
  • Must be based in Africa
  • Must have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 15 years, currently be pursuing a Ph.D. degree, or possess a Master’s degree in combination with technical skills and experience.

Workshop on Modernization of African Agriculture
18 Sep, 2017 - 22 Sep, 2017
Dakar

Several AGRODEP members have been selected to participate in a workshop on the modernization of African agriculture through the adoption of improved agricultural technologies. The event will be held from September 18-22 in Dakar and will be organized by Institut des Hautes Etudes du Développement Durable (IHEDD), in collaboration with Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), IFPRI, AGRODEP, Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI), and the World Bank.


2016 Training Course - Multi-Country, Multi-Sector General Equilibrium Analysis: MIRAGRODEP-AEZ
13 Dec, 2016 - 15 Dec, 2016
Dakar, Senegal

The course aims at presenting and training members on the MIRAGRODEP-AEZ model built at IFPRI under the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI), in partnership with the Center for Development Research (ZEF)-University of Bonn. 

Applications for this series will be accepted until October 14, 2016. Course outline and description are subject to change.


2016 Training Course - Losses along Food Value Chains
17 Oct, 2016 - 19 Oct, 2016
Accra, Ghana

AGRODEP, with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), is pleased to announce a training course on Losses Along Food Value Chains as part of the AGRODEP Value Chain Analysis Virtual Hub. 

Applications for this series will be accepted until August 19, 2016. Course outline and description are subject to change.


2016 Training Course - Tools for Value Chain Analysis
29 Mar, 2016 - 1 Apr, 2016
IFPRI - Dakar

 

Overview

AGRODEP, with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), is pleased to announce a new two-part training course on Tools for Value Chain Analysis as part of the AGRODEP Value Chain Analysis Virtual Hub. 
 
The first part of the course, the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), will be taught by Hazel Malapit and the second part of the course, Introduction to the Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA), will be taught by Sarah Mayanja. More information about these tools and the training course are provided below. Participants are expected to attend both parts of the course.
 

2016 AGRODEP Impact Evaluation Network Workshop
7 Mar, 2016 - 8 Mar, 2016
IFPRI Headquarters, Washington D.C.

 

AGRODEP will hold a workshop on impact evaluation on March 7-8, 2016 with some members of the AGRODEP Impact Evaluation Network (AIEN) and impact evaluation practitioners in IFPRI and other Washington, DC-based organizations. Launched in 2012, the AIEN provides selected AGRODEP researchers with the latest technical and topical developments in the field of impact evaluation, with the goal of creating a robust network of highly trained impact evaluation practitioners in Africa. AIEN members will present their papers or proposals for constructive feedback, mutual learning, and potential mentorship or collaboration.


2016 Training Courses
1 Jan, 2016 - 31 Dec, 2016

The AGRODEP team is pleased to announce its list of training courses for 2016. 


2016 NAIP Clinics
1 Jan, 2016 - 31 Dec, 2016

Starting in 2016 and continuing into 2017, clinics have been organized by IFPRI's West and Central Africa Office to provide capacity building support for the appraisal of existing National Agricultural Investment Plans (NAIPs). The goal is to provide these expert African participants with the necessary tools to guide country officials in the design of new NAIPs.


Upcoming 2015 Training Courses
7 Dec, 2015 - 31 Dec, 2015

The AGRODEP team is pleased to announce its list of training courses for 2015. The courses were selected based on results from the 2015 training course survey; in this survey, members were given a list of proposed courses and asked to select their top three based on which would be most useful for their research and professional development. 

Upcoming Courses:


2015 Training Course - Applied Microeconometrics
7 Dec, 2015 - 10 Dec, 2015
IFPRI - Dakar

Overview

This course will provide participants an extensive range of up-to-date statistical and econometric techniques to analyze microeconomic data. In particular, a wide variety of microeconometric methods available in Stata will be covered, including linear regression, instrumental-variables estimation, nonlinear models for binary, multinomial, and censored models, estimation of average treatment effects, simulation and bootstrapping, and duration analysis.