Federal Institute
Agricultural, Environmental and Food Systems

Mag.a PhD Karin HEINSCHINK

Agricultural, Environmental and Food Systems
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Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2013-2018)
Research associate at the Institute for Public Social Responsibility, Vienna/AT (2012)
Research associate at the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin/IE (2008-2011)
Studies of Agricultural Economics at University College Dublin/IE (PhD 2014)
Studies of International Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business/AT (Mag.rer.soc.oec. 2008)

Main fields of work:

  • business economics
  • income stabilisation
  • risk management
  • food security
  • agricultural policy
  • model system

Participation in committees:

  • Award of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics for researchers under 35 years (2014)
  • Award of the Reinhold Polster Foundation (2017)

BAB 038/20: Cultural innovation in the agricultural context

Types and effects of art activities in rural areas on the individual, farm and regional level Initial situation Since ancient times, agricultural activities and "cultivations" have had a...

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 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 035/20: Calculation of premiums of the agri-environmental program

Initial situation With the constitution of the expert groups as part of the design of the national CAP strategic plan, discussions on the realignment of the agri-environmental and climate...

BAB 031/19: Reports on and simulation of revenues and costs subject to changes in prices and quantities

Initial situation In Austria there are currently market-based solutions (options, futures, other derivatives) for stabilising the producer prices of certain agricultural products. However,...

AWI 185/18EU: LIVERUR – The Living Lab concept in rural areas

Initial situation Against the background of the Europe 2020 Strategy (smart, sustainable, inclusive growth) and the challenges of migration from rural regions as well as a high average age of the...

AWI 180/17: Options for stabilising income of agricultural holdings

Initial situation The income of a farm fluctuates because the components of income (volumes, prices, agricultural payments, etc.) also fluctuate. Various influencing factors are cited in...

BAB 011/05: Preparation of the bases for the Green Report and FADN as well as its sci-entific further development

Objective In the current Federal Institutions Act, the scope of the Federal Institute for Agricultural and Mining Economics includes cooperation in the preparation of the Green Report. The...

BAB 009/04: Development of a model system

Initial situation In the course of reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) or with the help of agricultural policy measures, certain goals are pursued, such as securing farm incomes or...
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