Food markets have become highly segmented due to rapidly growing consumer interest in locally and sustainably sourced food and continued reliance on complex global food supply chains. Regulations that address health claims on product labels, policies that address obesity and food-related diseases and trade deals that aim to lower the cost of food for consumers require an economics framework for meaningful analysis. The Food Markets and Development topic area provides this framework.
The Food and Resource Economics program provides a novel program structure, interesting course options and exciting career prospects. The program is a second-year entry program which accepts students who are keen learners and who have taken courses in math and economic principles in their first year.