The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.

AGRODEP Newsletter No. 28: April 2014
The latest issue of the AGRODEP newsletter is now available on the AGRODEP website. It includes news about recent AGRODEP activities and features three AGRODEP members. The newsletter is published monthly. You can read the April issue and previous issues of the newsletter in the newsletter archives.
Technical Note No. 10
AGRODEP Technical Note No. 10, On the Estimation of Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodites, by Fabio Gaetano Santeramo was recently published. It covers basic producer and consumer theory and introduces several methods to resolve problems in estimating elasticities. View this technical note along with the rest of the series in the technical note library.
New Working Papers
Three new working papers were recently published by AGRODEP members in the Working Paper series. WP 0003 and WP 0004 focus on the effects of climate change in ESA countries while WP 0005 focuses on cocoa supply chains in Nigeria. These papers, along with other working papers, can be viewed in the working paper library.
Sierra Leone 2008 DHS
The 2008 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS) was conducted from April -June 2008 and was the first DHS survey to be conducted in Sierra Leone. It was led by Statistics Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. The survey focused primarily on fertility, maternal and childhood health, sexually transmitted infections, and other related topics. General information on Sierra Leone can be found here.

The MIRAGE model is a multi-country, multi-sector dynamic CGE model that operates in a sequential dynamic recursive set-up. Recent innovations enable MIRAGE to be used in new research topics such as biofuels, the impact of financial crisis on developing countries, climate change, and the agricultural price volatility.


16 Jun, 2014 - 23 Jun, 2014 Dakar, Senegal
AGRODEP is pleased to announce a new training course series on CGE modeling that will be held around the 2014 GTAP conference in June. All members attending these courses will also be granted funding for the GTAP conference if they would like to attend. 

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