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Professur für Agrar-, Umwelt-, und Ernährungspolitik

phone: +49 345 5522-511
Sekretariat: Janet Huber
janet.huber[at]landw.uni-ha...

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III
Professur für Agrar-, Umwelt- und Ernährungspolitik
06099 Halle (Saale)
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Agricultural, Environmental and Food Policy & Resource Governance

Facebooklogo Source: Theesfeld 2020, Lower Saxony
Policy guidelines require communication!
When the protection of natural resources appears to generate political commitment, communication is needed as a coordination mechanism. How is that changes needed since long can be perceived as abrupt requests? What role does clientelism of associations and lobby groups play? What other forms of governance could be successful when bureaucratically elaborate regulations generate so much protest? The green crosses serve since the end of 2019 as a symbol and protest for dissatisfied farmers against the "Agrarpaket" of the German government.

Source: Theesfeld 2020, Lower Saxony Policy guidelines require communication! When the protection of natural resources appears to generate political commitment, communication is needed as a coordination mechanism. How is that changes needed since long can be perceived as abrupt requests? What role does clientelism of associations and lobby groups play? What other forms of governance could be successful when bureaucratically elaborate regulations generate so much protest? The green crosses serve since the end of 2019 as a symbol and protest for dissatisfied farmers against the "Agrarpaket" of the German government.

Source: Theesfeld 2020, Lower Saxony

Policy guidelines require communication!
When the protection of natural resources appears to generate political commitment, communication is needed as a coordination mechanism. How is that changes needed since long can be perceived as abrupt requests? What role does clientelism of associations and lobby groups play? What other forms of governance could be successful when bureaucratically elaborate regulations generate so much protest? The green crosses serve since the end of 2019 as a symbol and protest for dissatisfied farmers against the "Agrarpaket" of the German government.

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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