Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is a not-for-profit association serving the professional interests of members working in agricultural and broadly related fields of applied economics. Members of the AAEA are employed by academic or government institutions, as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of teaching, research, and extension/outreach activities. Their work addresses a broad range of topics such as the economics of agriculture, international and rural development, resources and the environment, food and consumer issues, and agribusiness.
The AAEA will be the leading organization for professional advancement in, and dissemination of, knowledge about agricultural, development, environmental, food and consumer, natural resource, regional, rural, and associated areas of applied economics and business.
To enhance the skills, knowledge, and professional contributions of economists who help society solve agricultural, development, environmental, food and consumer, natural resource, regional, rural, and associated applied economics and business problems.
AAEA has a number of standing committees. Descriptions of each committee and their current members can be found below. The committees fall into two different types-committees with a narrowly defined charge and those with a broadly defined charge.
Committees with a narrow charge have a specific set of activities that they are responsible for each year while those with a broadly defined charge undertake activities that vary from year to year. The AAEA Board has made it a priority to ensure that the limited time and resources that are being provided by volunteers are used effectively. Each year, the AAEA Board will evaluate the needs of the organization and provide specific charges to the committees that have a broadly defined charge. This approach aims to ensure that the committee is serving its purpose and to ensure volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the work of the Association.