The Annual Bank Conference on Africa: The Challenges and Opportunities of Transforming African Agriculture


Event Date

UC Berkeley

The fourth Annual Bank Conference on Africa (ABCA) will be held at Berkeley, California, on June 5-6, 2017. It will cover various topics pertinent to agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is being organized jointly by the World Bank (Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa Region), the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Davis via the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access.

The conference will focus on Africa are now welcome on any of the following topics:

  • Structural transformation and agriculture
  • Adoption and profitable use of agricultural technology
  • The political economy of agriculture
  • Data and measurement issues pertinent to agriculture   

The conference will include a Keynote Addresses by Kathryn Dewey, University of California, Davis, Ted Miguel, University of California, Berkeley and opening remarks by Makhtar Diop (World Bank VicePresident for the Africa Region), as well as invited contributions by senior scholars, such as AMA Innovation Lab Director, Michael Carter. 

To register for the conference, please follow the link.