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.

Former doctoral student of the Chair of Economic and Agricultural Policy wins Japan Award

Dr. Martin Paul Tabe-Ojong - a former PhD student of the Department of Economics and Agricultural Policy wins the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2023.

More animal welfare or more environmental protection?

Which sustainability goals do people in Germany find more important: Animal welfare? Or environmental protection? Human health is another one of these competing sustainability goals. A team of researchers from the Department of Agricultural and Food Market Research at the University of Bonn have now found that consumers surveyed in their study would rather pay more for salami with an “antibiotic-free” label than for salami with an “open barn” label that indicates that the product promotes animal welfare. The results have now been published in the journal “Q Open.”


How to find us
© Michael Kneuper

Institute for Food and Resource Economics

Managing director: Prof. Dr. Jan Börner


+49 228 73 - 3039



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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