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Apr 6th, 2017
On Tuesday April 11, 2017, Professor Brady Deaton will testify in...
Apr 6th, 2017
One of our first year Master of Science students, Travis Jansen, has been ...
Apr 6th, 2017
Debate Proposition: “None of the main centers of economic education convey...
Apr 6th, 2017
Prof. Getu Hailu, Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural...
Mar 2nd, 2017
The Agricultural Growth Act and Future of Crop Research in Canada Richard...

Meet Our Profs

Prof Alfons Weersink
Prof Alfons Weersink

Dr. Alfons Weersink is a professor in our Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. His research is focused on the effects of new technology and government policy on the decisions made by farmers and the resulting effect on agri-food markets and structure.

Brady Deaton
Brady Deaton

Dr. Brady Deaton is a professor in the FARE department and the McCain Family Chair in Food Security. His research focuses on land resources in food production, rural development and environmental quality.

Meet Our Grad Students

Liam Kelly explains his research in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His master's research focused on better understanding poverty and hunger in Haiti, and how economics can provide tangible solutions and policy alternatives.
Scott Biden explains his interest in the environmental benefits of genetically modified foods and how it led him to pursue his PhD in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics with a focus on international development at the University of Guelph.

FARE Institute

Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy

The Institute for the Advanced Study of Food and Agricultural Policy is housed within the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics, OAC, University of Guelph. The Institute is also part of the larger Food Institute at the University of Guelph.

The mission of the institute is to provide independent, credible, and timely policy analysis with respect to socially significant food and agricultural issues.

Find a collection of working papers, white papers and a series of podcasts that have been made public to help educate individuals on important food and agricultural issues. Visit FARE Institute.

FARE Talk

FARE Talk Radio

The Softwood Lumber War

Dr. Daowei Zhang and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss his thoughts about the contemporary and historic trade dispute between Canada and the United States regarding softwood lumber: i.e., "The Softwood Lumber Wars." More

The Meaning and Measure of Household Food Insecurity

Dr. Valerie Tarasuk and Dr. Brady Deaton discuss the meaning and measure of food insecurity in Canada and the United States. Our discussion orbits around two key publications that she has co-authored examining "Household Food Insecurity in Canada".    More