Will we be able to feed the world in 2050?
Master study program „Agricultural and Food Economics“ (AFECO)
From farm to fork
Research at ILR covers the whole agricultural value chain
ILR staff
About us
Will we be able to feed the world in 2050?
From farm to fork
ILR staff

Institute for Food and Resource Economics

The Institute for Food and Resource Economics (ILR) is part of the University of Excellence Bonn. It is composed of eleven research groups dedicated to applied economic research on sustainable food and biomass systems. ILR was established on April 1, 2006, when the Institute of Agricultural Economics merged with the Institute of Agricultural Policy, Market Research, and Economic Sociology.

Cluster of Excellence - PhenoRob

PhenoRob performs world-leading research in robotics and phenotyping for sustainable crop production. Our vision is to transform crop production by optimizing breeding and farming management through developing and deploying new technologies. PhenoRob addresses a real-world problem with a technology-oriented approach. Our scientists have backgrounds in computer science, geodesy, robotics, plant science, soil science, economics, and environmental science. This interdisciplinary team forms the only DFG-funded Cluster of Excellence focusing on agriculture.


How to find us

Institute for Food and Resource Economics

Managing director: Prof. Dr. Monika Hartmann


+49 228 / 73-3538



Nußallee 21
53115 Bonn

Faculty of Agriculture

The faculty of agriculture is working on  the science of key challenges such as sustainable energy provision and food security, using its unique linkages between agricultural, nutritional, economic and food sciences and geodesy. 

Theodor-Brinkmann-Graduate School

The foundation was established in memory of the great Bonn agricultural economist Prof. Dr. Theodor Brinkmann.

It aims to promote the exchange of ideas between the Faculty of Agriculture and the Foundation and to support the transfer of knowledge between theory-based research and practice.

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ILR intranet

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