Responsibility area

The main objectives are to enhance the scientific knowledge, research cooperation, exchange of ideas and experiences among agricultural economists in the Nordic and Baltic countries in the fields of micro- and macroeconomics, food economics, resource and environmental economics and rural economic development. The section also tries to develop and strengthen our cooperation with other sections of NJF.

The strategic focus areas are identification and resolution of unique economic problems related to agriculture and the food industry in all the Nordic and Baltic countries, interdisciplinary cooperation with biological and social research teams and institutions, and cooperation with economists and economic research institutions in European and other countries.


Jarkko Niemi
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Economics and society
Kampusranta 9
FI-60320 Seinäjoki, FINLAND

Phone: +358 29 532 6392 

Members of Section Board

Karin Hakelius
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics,
Box 7013, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone: +46 18 67 17 45

Sigríður Ólafsdóttir
The Icelandic Agricultural Advisory Centre,
Höfðabraut 6, 531 Hvammstangi, Iceland
Phone: +354 5165041

Stine Hjarnø Jørgensen
Agro Food Park 15, Skejby, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Phone: +45 8740 5176
Mobile: +45 2936 7069

Rando Värnik
Estonian University of Life Sciences,
Kreutrzwaldi 1, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
Phone: +372 7313014
Mobile: +372 52 74 808

Baiba Rivza
Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics, 
Svetes iela 18 LV-3000 Jelgava, Latvia
Phone: +371 302 3739
Fax: +371 302 6980

Linas Stabingis
Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics and Management,
Universiteto 10, Akademija LT-53361 Kauno r., Lithuania
Phone: +370 377 52257