The International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) has a worldwide membership of agricultural economists and others concerned with agricultural economic problems, organized to:
- Foster the application of agricultural economics to improve rural economic and social conditions.
- Advance knowledge of agriculture's economic organization.
IAAE is governed by a council of officers and member delegates. National branches and area branches, made up of members in specific countries or a group of countries, promote the objectives of IAAE within their country or area. Each branch designates a member as a representative to provide liaison between its members and the IAAE officers.
The elected officers of IAAE are president, president elect, past president, vice president-program, secretary-treasurer, plus two additional members. The elected officers comprise the executive committee, which acts for the council between council meetings. The officers appoint a proceedings editor and an international journal editor-in-chief, both of whom serve as ex-officio executive committee members.