AFECO Week 2022
Welcome at Campus Poppelsdorf
AFECO Week 2020
AFECO week 2019
at Pfeifer & Langen GmbH & Co. KG
AFECO week 2019
at Experimental farm for Organic Farming "Wiesengut"
AFECO Week 2022
AFECO Week 2020
AFECO week 2019
AFECO week 2019

MSc Study Program on Agricultural and Food Economics (AFECO)

Will we be able to feed the world in 2050? How do farmers handle the economic challenges and opportunities of globalized world markets in times of climate change? How do producers and processors react to permanently increasing requirements of consumers regarding food safety and sustainability? How can natural resources be preserved by a competition oriented and sustainable agrifood sector? Agricultural economics provide answers to these and other questions – a growing global population, increasing land use conflicts, changing consumer behaviour and ongoing climate change will demand this type of expertise in the future. The Master study program „Agricultural and Food Economics“ (AFECO) of the University of Bonn provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills for analysis and development of economic activities and related policies from fork to food, i.e. along the value chain from production on farms, via processing and trading, up to the consumption of food. Active learning by participating in research projects is part of our curriculum. We offer an international program with state-of-the-art teaching which qualifies you for manifold leadership activities in business, public administrations and research institutes. Holders of an AFECO degree find their employment opportunities in service companies like insurances and consulting firms, in business companies, in associations, non-profit organisations and public authorities of the agricultural and food sector, of environmental protection and of development cooperation.

Master AFECO Application
Deadline April 30th (each year)


February 10, 2022
Theodor Brinkmann Foundation funding for a Master's thesis

September 15, 2021
Theodor Brinkmann Foundation funding for a Master's thesis

September 1-14, 2021
First course registration period for the 2021/22 winter semester courses 

September 2021 - January 2022
Winter semester 2021/22 deadlines

February 25, 2021
AFECO Timetable Summer 2021

November 09-10, 2020
Final course registration period for the 2020/21 winter semester courses

October 12-18, 2020
First course registration period for the 2020/21 winter semester courses

August 4, 2020
AFECO Timetable Winter 2020

June 30, 2020
Final examination registration in summer term 2020

June 19, 2020
Online seminar "Go to Communications: Kommunikation und Präsentation in der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft" (registration until June 12)

June 3, 2020
GWP-Förderpreis 2020 – to AFECO student Romina True

May 20, 2019
Extended Memorandum of understanding between Wageningen University and University of Bonn 


Dr. Nicolas Gerber

Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR)
University of Bonn
Nußallee 19

Phone: +49 228 73-3036

Office hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9.30 – 11.30
appointment by e-mail:

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