AGRODEP Continues to Build Capacity of African Researchers

Fourth Round of Membership Extension Announced
September 27, 2012

Since its inception in 2010, AGRODEP (African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium) has aimed to strengthen the capacity and reach of African researchers. The Consortium enables African researchers to become part of a large network of researchers and experts from Africa and beyond and provides opportunities to engage in ongoing debates on policy issues facing African countries through various research projects and events promoted by AGRODEP.

AGRODEP announced today its fourth round of membership extension. For this membership extension, the AGRODEP team strongly encourages applications from researchers engaged in or strongly interested in learning more about impact evaluation. Qualified economists from Africa are eligible; membership provides free access to cutting-edge economic research tools, resources, and training that may otherwise be unavailable to researchers in the region. Members may also become eligible to apply for research grants that will be available for qualifying members of AGRODEP.

Qualified economists from Africa may apply by completing the English version or the French version of the online application form. If you prefer, you can also download the English version or the French version of the application form in Microsoft Word format and email it to Please complete and return the application form by October 15, 2012.

AGRODEP is an initiative led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in cooperation with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa (ASARECA), the West African Council on Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), and the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Network (FANRPAN). Its goal is to position African experts to take a leading role in the study of strategic questions facing African countries as a group, and in the broader agricultural growth and policy debate which has been traditionally dominated by external actors and concerns.