Inquiring socio-economic issues
of food and agriculture and lives in rural communities

For creating a comfortable society and sustainable development

Creative research deeply rooted in the food, agriculture and rural communities

The Department of Agricultural Economics provides education and research on food, agricultural production, and rural communities in Japan and overseas from a social science perspective, and develop human resources who contribute to society by providing practical solutions.

The important topic in agricultural economics is "how to ensure people around the world, including us, enjoy the stable supply of food." A wide range of knowledge and understanding of economic theories such as the flow of agricultural products including trade, processing, and distribution, consumer needs, agricultural policies, the functions of rural communities, the role of related industries, environmental issues, and historical perspectives are required to address these challenges.

At present, the share of agriculture in the industry has become much smaller. Has the food issue become insignificant? Judging from the decline in Japan's food self-sufficiency ratio, one can understand the importance of learning about the agricultural economy for our daily lives. Although these are familiar topics in our lives, they are the research subjects not only in Japan but also on a global scale.

Seminar class
Seminar class
Farm research training
Farm research training

The course curriculum (excerpt)

Lectures Experiment and practices

<Compulsory subjects>

  • Introduction to agronomy and environmental science
  • Introduction to natural resources science
  • Introduction to economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Agricultural core training
  • First year seminar

<Compulsory subjects>

  • Strategic management
  • Macroeconomics

<Specialized subjects>

  • Agricultural economics
  • Farm management
  • Rural sociology
  • Marketing
  • Japanese economic history
  • Public finance
  • Basic seminar of agricultural economics I, Ⅱ
  • Accounting
  • Advanced economics
  • Agricultural internship Ⅰ
  • Agricultural policy
  • Agricultural history
  • Food System
  • Agribusiness
  • Contemporary agricultural policy
  • Comparative theory of agricultural structure
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Agricultural law
  • Econometrics
  • Seminar of applied agricultural economics
  • Exercise of agricultural economic analysis
  • Field Survey in rural area
  • Agricultural internship Ⅱ, Ⅲ
Senior Graduation thesis