01.10.2020 12:00 Age: 1 year

IFAMA presents Fellow Award to Professor Vera Bitsch

Category: Award, Research

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association has awarded a Fellow Award to Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch from the TUM School of Life Sciences.

Fellow-Award for Prof. Vera Bitsch

Fellow-Award for Prof. Vera Bitsch (Picture: IFAMA).

Only active supporters of the association who have made outstanding contributions to the management of the food and agricultural industry in at least two of the four following categories are appointed as a Fellow:  Practice of management in the food and/or agricultural industry, research and scholarship, teaching and/or academic administration, and service to the IFAMA.


The IFAMA homepage states: “Since its inception, the IFAMA has been successful thanks to the vision, hard work, and creative efforts of a few key individuals.  These individuals have distinguished themselves as leaders in the food and agricultural industries as well as in the service of the IFAMA”.


Professor Vera Bitsch mainly conducts research with qualitative approaches in the field of agricultural economics and management.  She is also active in method development and in the national doctoral program in agricultural economics.  In July 2020, she was appointed to the Future Commission on Agriculture by the Federal Cabinet.  She is also a member of the Hans Eisenmann Forum for Agricultural Sciences, which is a central institute of the TUM.


About the IFAMA:

The IFAMA is an international non-profit management organisation with members in 50 countries.  It brings together current and future leaders from business, academia, government, and other industry stakeholders to improve the strategic focus, transparency, sustainability, and responsiveness of the global food and agribusiness system.


The IFAMA was established to promote strategic thinking across the full spectrum of the global food system.  Today, the IFAMA is an effective, globally networked organisation brings together be the agribusiness community, researchers, educators, governments, consumer groups, and non-governmental organisations. 


The IFAMA’s main activities include the publication of the high-level journal, The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), which is published six times a year, and the IFAMA Annual World Conference, which includes a student case competition, an academic symposium, and a world forum - where industrial leaders, academics, and students come together to discuss groundbreaking developments in food and agribusiness management.


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Scientific contact:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vera Bitsch
Chair of Economics of Horticulture and Landscaping
E-Mail: vera.bitsch[at]tum.de
Tel. : 08161 71 2532 (Secretariat: Eva de Carné)