• David Ortega poses with a Chinese farmer in Fujian Province, China, in 2011.

    Chinese consumers and food safety studied by AFRE assistant professor

    Published on December 18, 2013

    Troubled by a spate of recent food safety scares but buoyed by rising affluence, urban Chinese consumers appear willing to pay for a safer food supply, says David Ortega.

  • Capitalizing on social capital

    Published on December 18, 2013

    We usually don’t think of economics as a warm and fuzzy discipline dealing with human intangibles such as feelings and relationships.

  • AFRE course project informs investment decisions

    Published on December 18, 2013

    Financial management in ABM 435 covers balance sheets, income statements and capital budgets. But its culmination in a real-world scenario analysis can have six-figure impacts on Michigan agribusinesses.

  • MSU AFRE Quarterly Food Security International Update - October 2012

    Published on November 15, 2013

    The MSU AFRE Quarterly Food Security Update reports highlights of research and outreach accomplishments of AFRE projects operating in a number of develping countries.

  • Position Announcement

    Published on November 5, 2013

    Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and Development Economics

  • Steve Hanson

    From the Chairperson

    Published on August 27, 2013

    Since the 1960s, the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) has worked in many of the world’s poorest countries in an effort to increase incomes and improve nutrition.

  • 2013 Farm Bill debate

    Published on August 27, 2013

    The 2013 Farm Bill appears stuck in a logjam with no means of breaking loose.

  • Green Power at MSU? AFRE students analyze and answer

    Published on August 27, 2013

    Could a wind farm be built on the campus of Michigan State University? How about a solar array encompassing hundreds of acres, or even a small-scale nuclear reactor that could provide clean power to the sprawling campus?

  • West African native returns home to field questions

    Published on August 27, 2013

    As a young woman growing up in Cote d'Ivoire, Ramziath Adjao, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE), often visualized herself on a career path in international development.

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