The International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) is a worldwide association of agricultural economists and others concerned with agricultural economic problems, including problems related to the use of renewable resources and the environment. Its broad goal is to make a difference through:

  • Fostering the application of agricultural economics to improve rural economic and social conditions.
  • Advancing knowledge of agriculture's economic organization.
  • Facilitating communication and information exchange among those concerned with rural welfare.

The IAAE flagship conference – International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE) – is held every three years and attracts about a thousand colleagues from around the world. The 30th conference will take place on Canada's West Coast, in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, July 28 - August 2, 2018.



January 15 2018 Submission deadline for Contributed Papers (Oral and Visual) and Organized Sessions
January 26 2018 Submission deadline for:
  • Pre-Conference Workshop on Capacity Building and Quantitative Food System Analysis
  • Eicher Award
January 26 2018 Allocation of Contributed Papers to reviewers completed
February 23 2018 All reviews of Contributed Papers, Organized symposia and Workshops to be completed
January 2018 Select Awards Committees for Schultz (oral) Westermarck (visual), Uma Lele and Eicher (Africa PhD) prizes 
March 23 2018 Notification of provisional acceptance status of Contributed Papers and Organised Sessions.
Inform successful presenting authors that:
  • Registration is open and that they must register before 15 June
  • They must be paid up members by 15 June
  • They must send an email with motivation to a nv@sun.ac.za if they want a grant
April 13 2018 Deadline for notifying successful grant applicants
June 15 2018 Deadline for Early Bird Registration for all program participants. 
June 30 2018 Allocate papers, posters, panels, symposia to sessions
ICAE 2018 Conference

Grant funding

The IAAE has limited funds available for grants to early career professionals from developing countries to enable them to attend the conference. As promised, those fortunate to qualify for these grants were notified on Friday. If, therefore, you have not yet been heard from us, your application was unfortunately not successful.

The successful grantees were identified by listing everyone who applied for a grant, identifying those who qualified according to the wishes of the donors, then listing the papers according to the scores obtained in the reviews from highest to lowest. In the event that more funds become available I will contact the next person on the list personally, but for now this process has been completed.
Conference theme announced: New Landscapes and New Mandates for Agriculture
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