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International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

Agri and Applied Economics Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa

Collaborative Masters Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (CMAAE) - Program Initiative of the African Agricultural Economics Education Network (AAEEN)

Program Description

The Collaborative Master of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) is one of the postgraduate programmes under the Training Department. The overall goal of the CMAAE Programme is to build capacity to conduct policy research in agricultural and applied economics to address food security, agricultural productivity and environmental management.

Specific Program Objectives

Produce graduates in agricultural and applied economic with the knowledge and skills for transforming the agro-food sectors and the rural economies of the region in an environmentally sustainable fashion thus helping fulfill the millennium development goals (MDGs), besides addressing the persistent problems of food insecurity and poverty in Africa.

Upgrade the teaching and research capacity of departments currently in the CMAAE Programme, and initiate planning for a system to scale out the Programme to other regions of SSA

Strengthen Research network to promote Agricultural Development

Seventeen universities from Eastern, Central and Southern Africa participate in the Programme. The universities are divided into two categories: accredited universities (8) that have capacity to offer core courses; and non-accredited universities (9) that do not offer the CMAAE degrees but send students to the accredited universities.

Participating Accredited CMAAE Universities

Bunda College of Agriculture (Malawi)

Egerton University (Kenya)

Makerere University (Uganda)

Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)

University of Nairobi (Kenya)

University of Pretoria (South Africa)

University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

Haramaya University (Ethiopia)

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