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About the department

Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) has its origins in the traditions and methodology developed in the Danish agriculture, forestry and food production sectors, in which the close consultative relationships developed between the private sector, public authorities and research institutions contributed significantly to positive outcomes.

Research, education, research-based public-sector services and broader dissemination are IFRO's main tasks, particularly within the fields of environment, natural resources, global development, food and agriculture as well as consumption, bioethics and governance.

The head of the department is Bo Jellesmark Thorsen. Read more about the management of IFRO.

The department is organised in four sections and an adminitrative support unit.
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