Department of Food and Resource Economics - IFRO – University of Copenhagen


NEW IFRO RESEARCH ARTICLE:
Veterinarians’ role in clients’ decision‑making regarding seriously ill companion animal patients

(abstract) ... Different preferences are likely to exist amongst both veterinarians and clients about veterinary involvement in clients’ decision-making, and such preferences may vary according to the situation. It is suggested, that one way to handle this challenge is to include respect for client preference on veterinary involvement under a wider understanding of respect for autonomy, and to apply models of shared decision-making to veterinary practice. more >>



NEW IFRO RESEARCH ARTICLE:
Quality of life assessment in dogs and cats receiving chemotherapy: a review of current methods

(abstract) This study aimed to review currently reported methods of assessing the effects of chemotherapy on the quality of life (QoL) of canine and feline patients and to explore novel ways to assess QoL in such patients in the light of the experience to date in human pediatric oncology. A qualitative comparative analysis of published papers on the effects of chemotherapy on QoL in dogs and cats were conducted. more >>

Latest defended PhD Theses

Ranaivo Andriarilala Rasolofoson
defended the thesis 30 May 2016:
Impacts of Community Forest Management and strictly protected areas on deforestation and human well-being in Madagascar

Anna Filyushkina
defended the thesis 23 May 2016:
Ecosystem Services and Forest Management in the Nordic Countries

Aleksandrs Smilgins
defended the thesis 7 April 2016:
Allocation Problems and Market Design

Ahmad Romadhoni Surya Putra
defended the thesis 15
March 2016:
Transfer of Biogas Technology to Support the Mixed Crops and Livestock Farming System in Indonesia

Kia Ditlevsen
defended the thesis 25 February 2016:
Tracing early interventions on childhood overweight

See earlier defended PhD theses at IFRO

Tax on unhealthy fats

In a recent article in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from the Department of Food and Resource Economics together with colleagues from Oxford show that the Danish saturated fat tax did have a positive impact on the nation’s health, despite what has been said by its critics. Go to the University of Oxford to read more >>

The bushmeat trade in Africa

Read Martin Reinhardt Nielsens comment based on research results about the bushmeat trade in the Kilombero Valley of Tanzania. He asks: is strict law enforcement towards poachers the answer to the complex problem where the bushmeat trade threatens wildlife populations in many parts of Africa compromising the integrity of protected areas, conservation of biodiversity and the future of rural households that depend on wildlife as a source of income or protein? Read the comment here >>