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Master of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics | MFARE

Advance your career in the global agri-food economics and policy sector.

The agri-food and natural resource sectors require leaders that can analyze and develop policy to improve life in our complex and constantly-changing world. U of G’s course-based Master of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (MFARE) is a professional graduate program that elevates your economic, policy development, business analysis and communications skills and provides you with hands-on learning to solve real-world challenges in the agri-food sector. Develop the knowledge and skills in economic analysis and quantitative methods, and their application to the food, agricultural and natural resource sectors. The flexible program allows you to complete a major research project or to act as a consultant and solve a complex challenge facing a real organization, further enhancing your expertise and career options.

 Customize your learning 

Tailor your studies to match your interests and career ambitions. Complete a major research project, apply your skills as a consultant for a real-world organization or undertake an internship in a business, government or not-for-profit sector.

 Specialize your degree

Focus your studies in either Agri-food sector and policy analysis or management analysis.

 Course-based options

Flexible format allows you to complete the program in three or four semesters.

 Reach your career goals

Gain the skills, experience and credentials needed to launch your career in the public, private or not-for-profit sector.

 Connected to employers

The program’s strong connections to agri-food and natural resource sector provide you with opportunities to connect with potential employers.

 World-class faculty

Tap into the world-renowned expertise and research of faculty in OAC’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. 


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More information on courses and admission requirements can be found here.

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Solve real-world challenges facing our global economy

Participate in a group consultancy project where you and your classmates collaborate with an organization to solve a real-world challenge facing the agri-food sector. This could include working with businesses and organizations such as OMAFRA, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), or community-based organizations and Indigenous communities. 

Apply your skills and expertise, gain leadership abilities and connect with a potential employer.

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I chose the MFARE program because I want to be a consultant in the agricultural sector. I hope to support communities and farmers around the world.

David Quecan Cortes, Graduate Student
Master of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics
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I have close to ten years of experience working in agriculture through government institutions, NGOs and even U.N. agencies. I'm really interested in gaining theoretical and practical skills to be a strong agricultural economist.

Meron Endale Hailu, Graduate Student
Master of Food Agricultural and Resource Economics
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How to Apply

Apply directly online through the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. 

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of a baccalaureate in a honours program (or the equivalent) in a relevant field of study from a recognized university or college with an average standing of at least a 'B' (70%) average. Undergraduate upgrading prior to applying may be necessary to ensure sufficient background.

All applications will be reviewed by the MFARE Program Committee and will be evaluated based on: 

  • Two (2) referee assessments 

  • A statement of interest in the program and/or career goals 

  • Work experience in appropriate and related fields 

*You are still eligible to apply if you have an honours bachelor's degree in an unrelated field of study but have taken courses in related areas and/or gained relevant work experience since completing the degree. 


  • International applications are due by April 15th (for September/Fall entry)*
  • Domestic applications are due by April 30 (for September/Fall entry)

*We encourage international applicants to apply well in advance of the posted deadline to allow sufficient time to arrange for any necessary documentation i.e., transcripts.


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Additional Food and Agricultural Resource Economics Program Options

You may also be interested in the MSc Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics (thesis-based) program.

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