With global population continuing to rise and climate change a major threat to food production systems, management of our natural resources and the environment is critical. An increasing prevalence of droughts and floods, shrinking irrigation aquifers and an on-going loss of biodiversity are challenges that requires careful economic analysis. The Land, Resources & Environment topic emphasizes theoretical and empirical analysis in an interdisciplinary framework to address these challenges.
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.