Economics of healthy animals, plants and food

This theme analyses management of animal and plant Production Pests and Diseases, which are typically managed at the farm level, such as Mastitis, as well as contagious and invasive diseases, such as Foot and Mouth Disease, which are managed at regional, national and supra-national level. Also, the research analyses the economic optimization of resources available for monitoring on food safety and human-animal related diseases by government agencies and agribusiness firms to safeguard food safety and quality on (e.g. feed producers and slaughterhouses).