Vink new president of African Association Agricultural Economists

Prof Nick Vink, well-known agricultural economist and chairperson of the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Stellenbosch, was elected the first South African president of the African Association for Agricultural Economists (AAAE) during the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM).

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“The association has a significant role to play in terms of networking and proactive engagement in different agricultural disciplines between the African continent and the rest of the world,” said Prof Vink. The AGM was held during the organisation’s conference in Cape Town between 19 and 23 September. The next AAAE conference will be held in Tunisia in 2013.