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.
An enhanced emphasis on consumer economics adds depth to our research on the behavioral and social aspects of health, nutrition, and food safety. Through our research endeavors, outreach programs, and industry collaboration, we have become a leading source of knowledge on how food reaches consumers efficiently and contributes to safe and healthy lives.
Through our research, we enhance the flow and quality of information along the farm-to-consumer market channel to improve decision-making and enhance the competitive position of our clients in national and global markets. Specific areas of research emphasis include:
- Agricultural input and commodity markets
- Agricultural, food, and fiber marketing and distribution
- Supply chain management and analysis
- Strategic management and planning
- Pricing strategies and the price discovery process
- Generic and branded advertising and promotion programs
- Concentration and industrialization in agribusiness, food, and fiber industries
- Globalization, international trade, and trade policy
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Consumer economics and behavior
- Health and nutrition economics
- Food safety economics
- Food and fiber sector implications of environmental and resource issues
In the News
Avocado shortage spotlights need for bilateral supply chain
AFCERC experts discuss the recent ban on Mexican avocado importation into the U.S. In a recent report, we highlight the importance of a strong bilateral supply chain that promotes economic growth and prosperity for both countries.
Food availability depends on agricultural imports and exports
Economic activity related to the importation and exportation of agricultural products benefits consumers and helps stimulate both the Texas and U.S. economy, according to AFCERC experts.
Connect with us
Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
600 John Kimbrough Blvd. Suite 371
College Station, Texas 77843-2124
firstname.lastname@example.org | (979) 845-5911