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July 07, 2011

Agricultural Economics Assoc. of South Africa annual meeting, Sept 28-30 2011

The 2011 Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa

A Special Conference to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of AEASA

Venue: Diep-in-die-Berg Conference Centre, Hans Strijdom Drive, Pretoria-East, Gauteng

Date: 28 to 30 September 2011 (arrival and welcome reception on evening of 27th)

Conference theme: AEASA 1961-2011: a foundation for the next 50 years

Key features of the conference:

* Addresses by key figures of our discipline such as Professors Kassier, Groenewald, Nieuwoudt and Machethe.

*Dedicated sessions on the role of agricultural economists in agribusiness, industry and government

* Simon Brand memorial address by Prof Colin Thirtle, Professor Emeritus, Imperial College, UK.

* Special celebratory gala dinner on Thursday, 29th September 2011.
* Post-conference tours to interesting food processing and distribution facilities in Gauteng on Friday afternoon, 30 September 2011.

A full draft conference programme, registration forms and call for papers will be issued soon.

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