The Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften des Landbaues (Society for Economic and Social Sciences of Agriculture), founded in 1959, pursues the following aims
- to promote teaching and research in the field of economic and social sciences of agriculture,
- to foster the exchange of scientific knowledge and experience between the members of the Society and with institutions of a similar character in Germany and abroad, and
- to serve the discussion of scientific problems.
The Society has about 400 members. They are mainly active in science at universities and research institutes, in administration, companies with the focus on agricultural science as well as in consultancy and practice as agricultural economists and sociologists.