2012 Members' workshop

Event Date
Dakar, Senegal

The annual AGRODEP Members' Workshop was also held on November 13 in Dakar. The workshop was attended by 13 AGRODEP members, three Network Advisory Committee (NAC) members, five SAB members, six SC members, and five members of the AGRODEP Team. Eleven AGRODEP members presented and received feedback on their research during the workshop. Ismael Fofana provided an overview of AGRODEP's achievements, while Antoine Bouet presented an overview of AGRODEP in the coming year.


Chair: Prof. Isaac Joseph Minde (NAC Representative)

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks
Ousmane Badiane (SC, Co-Chair)
09:10 – 09:30 Overview of AGRODEP: Progress
Ismael Fofana (Network Coordinator)
09:30 – 09:50 Trade Reform and Quality Upgrading in South Africa: A Product Level Analysis
Kwaramba Marko
09:50 – 10:10 Product Standards and Africa’s Agriculture Exports
Olayinka Idowu
10:10 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20 Gauging on the Impact of Climate Change on Food Crops Production in Mauritius: In Quest for Weather Derivatives Applicability
Indranarain Ramlall
11:20 – 11:40 Rainfall, economic growth and poverty: evidence from Senegal and Burkina Faso?
Joseph Cabral
11:40 – 12:00 The Impact of Microfinance on Rural Poor Households’ Incomes and Vulnerability to Poverty: Case Study
Joy Kiiru
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion
12:30 –14:00 Lunch

Chair: Prof. Mahammadou Kah (NAC Representative)

14:00 –14:20

Extreme Climate Deviations, Cereal Yield and Food Security in Nigeria
Olumuyiwa Alaba

14:20 – 14:40 Measuring Technical Efficiency and Productivity Growth: A Comparison of DEA and SFA on Regional and Crop-Specific Production Data
Joshua Olusegun Ajetomobi
14:40 – 15:00 Building a Social Accounting Matrix for Togo with disaggregated agricultural activities and products 
Agbodji Damien
15:00 – 15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:20 The effects of migration on child outcomes in households at origin: Evidence from Senegal
Fatou Cissé
16:20 – 16:40 Impact Assessment of the Economic Partnership Agreement in Senegal using a Single country CGE analysis
Cheickh Sadibou Fall
16:40 – 17:00 Impact of roads infrastructures on the well-being of people
Fatima Dia
17:00 – 17:30 Discussion
17:30 – 17:50 Overview of AGRODEP: Going Forward
Antoine Bouet (AGRODEP Co-Coordinator)
17:50 – 18:00 Closing remark
Maximo Torero
18:00 – 19:00 Cocktail / Reception



List of Participants



Kwaramba Marko, Zimbabwe
Olayinka Idowu, Nigeria
Indranarain Ramlall, Mauritius
Joseph Cabral, Senegal
Olumuyiwa Alaba, Nigeria
Joshua Olusegun Ajetomobi, Nigeria
Agbodji Damien, Togo
Joy Kiiru, Kenya
Fatima Dia, Senegal
Cheickh Sadibou Fall, Senegal
Fatou Cissé, Senegal
Abdoulaye Seck, Senegal
Samba Mbaye, Senegal

AGRODEP Network Advisory Committee (NAC) Representatives

Prof. Isaac Joseph Minde (Michigan State University)
Prof. Mahammadou Kah (University of Gambia)
Dr. Mbaye Yade (ReSAKSS-West Africa)

AGRODEP Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Members

Maximo Torero (IFPRI, SAB Co-Chair)
David Olusanya Ajakaiye (African Centre for Shared development Capacity Building)
Bernard Decaluwé (Université Laval)
Augustin K. Fosu (United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research)
Jane Kabubo- Mariara (University of Nairobi)

AGRODEP Steering Committee (SC) Members

Ousmane Badiane (IFPRI, SC Co-Chair)
Yemi Akinbamijo (African Union)
Mustapha Sadni-Jallab (WTO)
John Mukuka (COMESA)
Greg Traxler (Gates Foundation)
Terrie Walmsley (Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP) , Purdue University)


Antoine Bouet, Project Manager
Betina Dimaranan, Project Manager and Data Coordinator
Ismael Fofana, Network Coordinator
Lacina Balma, Senior Research Assistant, Data and Modeling Component
Alimatou Diop, Research Assistant, Network Component