Past Events

2014 Training Course - Assessing Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Climatic Risk and Environmental Sustainability with Simulation Models
7 Apr, 2014 - 11 Apr, 2014
IFPRI Dakar, Senegal


Today more than ever, increased crop production depends on judicious use of resources. In addition, issues such as climate change, climate variability, soil carbon sequestration, biofuels, long-term food security and environmental sustainability have become important issues. Computer simulation models of the soil/plant/atmosphere system can make a valuable contribution to both furthering our understanding of the processes that determine crop responses and predicting crop performance, resource use and environmental impacts for different environments and management scenarios.

2014 Training Course - Poverty Measurement and Analysis
8 Jan, 2014 - 10 Jan, 2014
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dakar, Senegal



This course aims to provide hands-on training in applied poverty analysis. Lecture material will be supplemented with empirical exercises that are designed to illustrate some of the points made and improve your skills in data analysis, using both Stata and Excel.

Interested AGRODEP members must apply by November 16, 2013.

2014 Award for Excellence in Publication
1 Jan, 2014 - 31 Dec, 2014

AGRODEP is pleased to announce the AGRODEP Award for Excellence in Publication. The objective of this initiative is to provide an incentive for, and to reward excellent publications by AGRODEP members in top ranking academic journals.

This initiative will increase members’ visibility both within and outside of Africa and contribute to AGRODEP’s overall policy impact.  

2014 Grants for Research Valorization
1 Jan, 2014 - 31 Dec, 2014
AGRODEP continues to accept applications for its 2014 Grants for Research Valorization. These grants are available to all AGRODEP members and provide financial assistance for members to present research at international conferences and pay publication submission fees. Grants may also be awarded for members to attend trainings outside of AGRODEP in certain cases. All proposals for financial assistance for research valorization will be approved on a case-by-case basis, and research must be clearly linked to AGRODEP activities.

2014 Training Courses
1 Jan, 2014 - 31 Dec, 2014

The AGRODEP team is pleased to announce its list of training courses for 2014. The courses were selected based on results from the 2013 and 2014 training course surveys; in these surveys, 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. 

2014 Seed Fund Grants
1 Jan, 2014 - 31 Dec, 2014

After each AGRODEP course, participants are eligible to apply for a Seed Fund Grant. These grants are used to fund research related to the course. Proposals are evaluated by the course instructor(s) and the AGRODEP management team. A maximum of two proposals are selected from each course.  

Congratulations to the following members who were selected to receive Seed Fund Grants for training courses held in 2014!

Upcoming 2013 Training courses
31 Dec, 2013

The AGRODEP team is pleased to announce its list of training courses for 2013. The courses were selected through a member survey conducted in November 2012; 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. A total of 76 members participated in the survey and selected eight courses.

2013 Training Course - Impact Evaluation and Analysis of Development Interventions II
16 Dec, 2013 - 20 Dec, 2013
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dakar, Senegal


Over the course of the past ten years, the number of impact evaluations related to development interventions has increased substantially. In fact, under the leadership of leading academic institutions in the US and Europe, empirical studies based on robust comparisons of treatment and control groups have received considerable financial support from the donor community and led to dozens of publications in leading academic journals in the areas of agriculture, education and health.

2013 Training Course - GAMS-Based CGE Models (Basic)
9 Dec, 2013 - 20 Dec, 2013
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


This basic CGE modeling course is offered as one of AGRODEP's 2013 training courses. The course will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from December 9 through December 20, 2013 and will be taught by Véronique Robichaud.

2013 Members' Workshop
19 Nov, 2013 - 20 Nov, 2013
Dakar, Senegal
The third annual AGRODEP Members' Workshop will be held in Dakar, Senegal from November 19 through November 20, 2013. Twenty-one invited AGRODEP members will give presentations covering a wide variety of African-focused research topics. Members will have the opportunity to receive feedback from experts and interact with the AGRODEP network.