Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

phone: +49 345 5522-511
Secretariat: Ina Wisotzki

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Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Fifth Floor
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Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Natural Science Faculty III
Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy
06099 Halle (Saale)
Germany

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Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

Source photo: Edward Burtynsky 2001, Oil Fields #22, Alberta, Canada
Sustainable natural resource management does not only involve socio-ecological but also technical systems. We work on the co-evolution of both determinants.

Source photo: Edward Burtynsky 2001, Oil Fields #22, Alberta, Canada Sustainable natural resource management does not only involve socio-ecological but also technical systems. We work on the co-evolution of both determinants.

Source photo: Edward Burtynsky 2001, Oil Fields #22, Alberta, Canada
Sustainable natural resource management does not only involve socio-ecological but also technical systems. We work on the co-evolution of both determinants.

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

The specialty of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy is studying its three policy areas in an integrated way. This allows research and scientific analysis that reflects the manifold demands of society on today’s agricultural producers. The starting point however is of course the natural resources used in agriculture. Then, institutions – intelligently designed governance systems – are crucial to using the resources in a sustainable way and to preserve them. Our research focus is therefore governance and policy research towards sustainable natural resource use.

As societies face challenges like climate change and population growth, how can we develop forward-looking policies and measures to help individuals and organizations make the adaptations that will be required? To conduct policy analysis and evaluation we draw on theories of institutional economics, political science and resource economics. In doing so, we develop qualitative and quantitative methods to study formal and informal coordination mechanisms of complex socio-ecological-technical systems.

Our research is relevant for today’s society and is essential to communication between science, society and policy.

Leader of the Department

Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld

Phone: +49 345 55 22 510

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