Federal Institute
Agricultural Economics and Data Management

DI Dipl.-Päd. Ing. Josef HAMBRUSCH

Agricultural Economics and Data Management
Dietrichgasse 27
1030 Vienna
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Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Data Management at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Head of Department of Business Economics at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2016-2018)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2003-2018)
Research assistant at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Department of Economics, Politics and Law), Vienna/AT (2002-2003)
Studies of Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy at the Agricultural education academy, Vienna/AT (Dipl.-Päd. 2003)
Studies of Agricultural Economics at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (DI 2002).
Foreign Studies at the University of Aberdeen/GB (King’s College, Feb. – June 2001)
Higher Federal School for Alpine Agriculture Ursprung/Elixhausen, Salzburg/AT (A-levels 1994)

Main fields of work:

  • Farm business economics
  • Sector analysis – agricultural markets (e.g. sugar, fruit and vegetables)
  • Farm comparisons (agri-benchmark cash crops, IFCN-dairy farming)
  • Evaluations (measures of rural development programmes, national strategy of operational programms of producer organisations)
  • Risk management in agriculture; income stabilisation
  • Working groups – support of agricultural advisory/vocational training
  • Agricultural policy analyses

Participation in committees:

  • Economics
  • Member of the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN)
  • Member of the agri-benchmark network
  • Participation in working groups of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Tourism (e.g. evaluation)
  • Participation in international working parties (e.g. OECD)

BAB 072/24: Preparation, data management and evaluation of selected evaluation

topics of the Austrian CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027 and the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 Initial situation As in the previous funding periods, the evaluation measures in the...

BAB 070/24: Transparency of agricultural value chains

The crises of the recent past (war in Ukraine, SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, inflation rates) have once again highlighted the need for information and data on material flows within the value chains...

BAB 060/22: Converting Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) into Farm Sustainability Data Network (FSDN)

The Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) has been collecting economic data from agricultural holdings for decades. Due to the reorientation of EU agricultural policy with a focus on...

BAB 059/22: Regional agricultural value chains

Robust Food Supply Chains in Austria The reliable supply of high-quality food to the Austrian population has become the focus of public debate in recent years, not least due to the large number of...

BAB 057/22: Processing capacities for oilseeds and protein crops in Austria

Even before the current Covid-19 pandemic, the cultivation of protein crops in Austria, their development potential and the associated security of supply have become the focus of...

BAB 055/22: Study on the Austrian seed industry

Some parts of EU seed law date back to 1966 and need to be adapted to the changed framework conditions. After the legislative proposal drawn up by the European Commission (EC) to reform EU seed...

BAB 053/22: Sector analysis hemp

Hemp has been grown as a crop in Austria for centuries, but until now it has had the character of a niche crop. The demand for hemp products has been growing for several years, although the...

BAB 052/22: Flat rates for fruit and vegetable producer organizations

Initial situation Within the framework of the Common Market Organisation, recognised producer organisations (POs) have received or will receive access to public funding within the framework...

BAB 045/20: COVID-19 Lessons learnt

Context With the beginning of the Covi9-19 crisis in March 2020, weaknesses of the Austrian and global economic system became visible. The initiative for the research project was already taken in...

BAB 041/20: Standard working time requirements in Austrian agriculture

Initial situation The factor "labor" plays a key role in agriculture in addition to other production factors such as the capital employed or land from a business management perspective. Labour...

BAB 043/20: Vulnerability of Austrian food production to crises due to the consequences of Covid-19

Initial situation With the "measures" that the federal government has taken to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the food supply of the population, and thus the food value chain, has...

BAB 036/20: Calculation of the compensatory allowance for disadvantaged areas

Initial situation With the constitution of the expert groups within the framework of the design of the national CAP strategic plan, discussions on the reorientation of the compensatory allowance...
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