Our research centers conduct innovative research which contribute information relating to key issues pertaining to food and nutrition, environmental sustainability and climate, domestic and international policy across a variety of agribusiness and other industry sectors.
Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center
The Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC) partners with industry, government agencies and other organizations to provide timely, unique, and professional research on a wide variety of issues relating to agriculture, food, and the nation. For over 40 years, our goal has been to to provide you with high-quality, objective, and relevant research to support decision-making at all levels of the supply chain from producers to processors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers.
Agricultural and Food Policy Center
The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) conducts analyses of the impacts of government policy proposals and/or implementation procedures on farmers, agribusinesses, taxpayers, and consumers. Its primary constituency is the U.S. Congress, particularly the Agriculture Committees. AFPC also conducts research and/or educational programs for government agencies, farm and agribusiness organizations, and agricultural leadership throughout Texas and the nation.
Center for North American Studies
The Center for North American Studies meets high-priority national needs to provide objective analyses for rapid, precise responses to emerging trade and international policy issues. Our aim is to respond to national and state priorities with economic impact analysis; identify and analyze crucial emerging international trade trends and issues; and develop and implement Extension programs to educate key business and policy leaders. The Center’s programs and activities are led by experts in the department, in partnership with faculty across The Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Human Behavior Lab
The Human Behavior Lab brings together leading scientists from many disciplines, bound together through a common interest: human behavior. The Human Behavior Lab helps answer questions about human decision-making and provides groundbreaking insights into health, education, and marketing tactics for a variety of fields and industry sectors. The lab can quickly and accurately collect biometric data, including eye-tracking, facial expression analysis (reading emotions), neural signals (electroencephalography), galvanic skin response (GSR), and heart and respiration rates. The result is a greater understanding of how context and emotions influence human behavior. This lab is now synergistic hub at Texas A&M University for cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary collaboration and unique high-impact learning experiences with increasing competitiveness for external funding.