Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

phone: +49 345 5522-511
Secretariat: Anja Redlich

Visitor address:
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Fourth Floor
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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Professur für Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik
06099 Halle (Saale)
Germany

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Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy

Source Photo: www.demeter.de/fachwelt/landwirte/auch-diesem-herbst-wieder-zukunft-saeen
Consumers sow bread cereals as a symbol of common responsibility for agricultural land use at the Demeter farming association. 
Creative forms of cooperation between consumers and farmers are on the rise. How can we politically promote such co-operations and create room for experimentation?

Source Photo: www.demeter.de/fachwelt/landwirte/auch-diesem-herbst-wieder-zukunft-saeen Consumers sow bread cereals as a symbol of common responsibility for agricultural land use at the Demeter farming association. Creative forms of cooperation between consumers and farmers are on the rise. How can we politically promote such co-operations and create room for experimentation?

Source Photo: www.demeter.de/fachwelt/landwirte/auch-diesem-herbst-wieder-zukunft-saeen

Consumers sow bread cereals as a symbol of common responsibility for agricultural land use at the Demeter farming association.
Creative forms of cooperation between consumers and farmers are on the rise. How can we politically promote such co-operations and create room for experimentation?

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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