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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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06120 Halle (Saale)

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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 & Resource Governance

<b>How closely are agricultural production and rural life interlinked?</b>
Current debates demonstrate: The needs of agricultural production and society`s perception about how to produce must be renegotiated. How should this be done? Which actors are assigned the original property rights over natural resources and which negotiating positions result from this? Which forms of governance for the sustainable use of natural resources can be developed which take all the competing claims into account?
(Source: Theesfeld)

How closely are agricultural production and rural life interlinked? Current debates demonstrate: The needs of agricultural production and society`s perception about how to produce must be renegotiated. How should this be done? Which actors are assigned the original property rights over natural resources and which negotiating positions result from this? Which forms of governance for the sustainable use of natural resources can be developed which take all the competing claims into account? (Source: Theesfeld)

How closely are agricultural production and rural life interlinked?
Current debates demonstrate: The needs of agricultural production and society`s perception about how to produce must be renegotiated. How should this be done? Which actors are assigned the original property rights over natural resources and which negotiating positions result from this? Which forms of governance for the sustainable use of natural resources can be developed which take all the competing claims into account?
(Source: Theesfeld)

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. Governance – intelligently and accommodated, in cooperation with non-academic actors designed coordination mechanisms – is crucial to using the resources in a sustainable way and to provide them. In the center of our research and science communication are therefore complex and interconnected environmental and societal challenges. Co-operative solutions and commons theory are thus focussed as promising approaches, next to traditional governance systems, such as market-mechanisms, hierarchical coordination, hybrid forms and polycentric approaches.

As societies face challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, geo-political dependencies  and population growth, how can we develop forward-looking policies and other measures to help individuals and organizations make the adaptations that will be required? We draw on qualitative and quantitative methods to study formal and informal coordination mechanisms of complex socio-ecological-technical systems and develop methods to measure success of societal transformation.

Our research is relevant for today’s society, problem-oriented and is essential to communication between science, society and policy. We work interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary.

Leader of the Department

Prof. Dr. Insa Theesfeld

Phone: +49 345 55 22 510

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