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 twelve 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.

Anyone Keen to Introduce the Bioeconomy Will Have to Get People on Board First

Innovative production methods are needed in order to tackle global challenges such as climate change, population growth and ecosystem loss. This has put strategies for a sustainable bioeconomy that place greater emphasis on using renewable raw materials firmly on the political agenda, both in Europe and around the world. When pursuing strategies of this kind, however, it is important to get the people who will be affected on board first. This is the finding from a study that three researchers from the Institute for Food and Resource Economics at the University of Bonn have recently published in the journal “Technology in Science.”

AFEPA meets AFECO: Field trip to a Bioland farm in Much

On June 10th, a group of AFEPA and AFECO students visited an organic farm in the region of Bonn.

AFECO Students on a Field Trip to Northern Germany

During the Pentecost week, our students could gain practical insights along the whole agri-food value chain - from animal husbandry to food production, trade, markets and marketing.


How to find us
© Michael Kneuper

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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