Federal Institute
Directorate

DI M.Sc. Thomas RESL

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Director at Austrian Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna, since 2019
Director at Austrian Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna (2014-2018)
Member of the Cabinet of Minister Nikolaus Berlakovich at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management responsible for agriculture (2012-2013)
Generally sworn and court certified expert (since 2017)
Consulting engineer for Agriculture and agricultural technology as well as a business consultancy (since 2008)
Research associate at Gregor Mendel University in Brno and at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Vienna (2004-2006)
Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (MSc.) University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna / Austria (2004)
Master of Science in Economics and Management (MSc.) at Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno / Czech Republic (2004)

Main fields of work:

  • Management of the Federal Institute (research coordination and economic management)
  • Agricultural policy
  • Agricultural economics

Participation in committees:

  • Expert in the §7 Commission under the Agriculture Act
  • Rural Networks Assembly, European Commission
  • Austrian Association for Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science Research (ÖFAV)
  • Committee for Farm Accounting Data Network (FADN), European Commission
  • High Level Group on Biosphere Economy
  • Groupes de Bruges
  • Association for European Life Science Universities, ICA
  • AERIAS - the network of Agricultural Economics Research Institutes and Agencies

BAB 047/21: 50 years of agricultural policy in Austria

Initial situation The Ministry of Agriculture was founded in 1868 and has played a key role in the country's policy areas ever since. In 1967, the publication "100 Years of the Ministry of...

BAB 046/21: ERASMUS+ – Strengthening Social Capital in Rural Communities for Rural Development

Initial situation The concept of social capital has been an important component of rural development and local governance for some time. In Turkey, too, its importance has been...

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 In addition to the capital employed and, in agriculture, also the land factor, the factor "labor" plays a key role in business management. The use of labor in agriculture...

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...

BAB 019/19: Development of the organic market in Austria and other selected regions

Initial situation In recent years the share of organic farms in Austria has increased significantly. In addition to the traditionally high shares in grassland, there has recently also been a...

BAB 021/19: Preparation of a central data portal for agriculture

Initial situation Digitalisation and the internet are not only shaping our daily private and professional lives. Even in agriculture, it would be hard to imagine working without...

AWI 184/18: CAP beyond 2020

Initial situation The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is one of the EU's oldest and financially most important policies. Its objectives are in particular: i) to increase agricultural productivity...

AWI/183/18: Feeding protein balance

Imports of protein feed, especially in the form of soya and soya meal, are repeatedly the subject of discussions and criticism, especially from the environmental protection side, whereby the focus...

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...
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