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 department is organised in four sections and an administrative support unit.
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Head of Department
Professor Bo Jellesmark Thorsen is Head of Department since 1 August 2016. Bo Jellesmark Thorsen is Professor in Applied Economics. He has been part of the research management since 2001 and Head of Section for Environment and Natural Resources at IFRO since 2012. He has wide experience in working with IFRO's core areas, including public sector service.