The AAEA Trust supports the work of agricultural and applied economists by funding programs, initiatives, activities or other creative endeavors designed to advance the profession. Proposals are chosen to receive funding based on their ability to accomplish at least one of the following goals:
Economist Soumya Balasubramanya grew up in India and now her research is being used by development donors and governments in Asia and Africa to make sure programs aimed at vulnerable groups have the impact they are supposed to.
As I step into the role of President of AAEA, it is exciting to consider all the important conversations and issues I get to be a part of as our association, members, fields of study, employers and broader community react and respond to the changes we all faced this past few months. Although I welcome the chance to be involved with as many of these discussions as I can, I was excited that so many of you said “YES” when I asked if you would take on new committee, leadership and connecting roles in the coming year to serve our association’s mission. Thanks to so many of you for your new (and continued) service….