Agricultural Economics and Natural Resource Management

We are a dynamic group of 19 people (50/50 gender parity) that brings together senior, associate and training researchers of different nationalities. We carry out our work at the School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering and at the Center for Studies and Research for the Management of Agricultural and Environmental Risks (CEIGRAM) of the Technical University of Madrid. Furthermore, we are integrated into two clusters of the Campus of International Excellence in Moncloa (CEI Moncloa): the Global Change and New Energies cluster and the Agri-Food and Health cluster.

Lines of work:

  • Analysis and evaluation of agricultural and rural development policies.
  • Economy and management of natural resources.
  • Mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector.
  • Economic analysis of drought plans.
  • Analysis and management of risks in agriculture.

The group participates very actively in scientific and technical research projects awarded, fundamentally, in competitive public calls. Likewise, it collaborates in public-private projects, through agreements between universities and companies, and provides advice and specialzed knowledge to international organizations, associations, professional agricultural organizations and other institutions and companies.

We are involved both nationally and internationally, especially in European projects, but also we have extensive experience working in developing countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

The group organizes and imparts specialization and improvement courses, postgraduate courses, seminars, conferences and other activities of a similar nature. In addition, in the educational field, they are involved in experiences of innovation and educational research promoted by the Technical University of Madrid.