Department of Food and Environmental Economics

The courses and research programs in the Department of Food and Environmental Economics are focused on two areas that are closely and deeply connected to society—food production and environmental problems. These problems are examined on a national basis and also on a global scale to gain perspective on poverty in developing countries; the population problem; technology development and diffusion; trade of agricultural, forestry, and fisheries products; food safety; and the socioeconomics of rural villages dependent on agriculture, forestry, and fishing. The research and education focused on the question of how to shape a sustainable resource-recycling-based society that ensures conservation of the Earth’s limited natural resources is cross-disciplinary and comprehensive.