Public-sector services and consultancy
The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) conducts research-based consultancy for the public sector concerning economic issues with regard to food, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, nature and environment. The consultancy is an integrated part of the Department's communication strategy and takes the form of written reports and analyses, and participation in committees and task forces.
The main users of those services include the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark and other ministries and institutions. This means that politicians and officials in particularly significant and complex cases have the opportunity to draw on research institutions' specialist knowledge and analytical competencies in order to provide the best possible knowledge for a later political decision.
The consultancy reports are used for the ministries' preparations for international negotiations and the preparing and evaluating of law propositions, action plans, etc.
The written outputs of the different consultancy assignments are published in the series IFRO Udredning (IFRO Commissioned Work). Usually, they are written in Danish.
The coordination is set up as an interdisciplinary function at IFRO to strengthen the collaboration with the central public authorities.
Public-sector services co-ordinator is Head of Section, Professor Berit Hasler.