Farm and Household Economics

The Farm and household economics group at AFBI undertake research focusing on the economics of farm businesses and households. This includes, farm level analyses of the economic and environmental impacts of agricultural and rural development programmes, estimation of optimal livestock production systems under different market and policy conditions and drivers of farm business productivity. Beyond this, our research explores opportunities and drivers for farm and rural entrpreneurship and diversification.  Research also focuses on the study of farm households in relation to levels of educational attainment and skill, barriers to new entrant farmers and the impact of consumer behavioural choices on agricultural production.

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