The Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute is an independent scientific and research centre with 60 years of scientific achievement and experience in analysing economic and production processes in the Polish agriculture and food economy. It was established in 1950 as the Agricultural Economics Institute. In 1983 it merged with the Food Industry Economics and Organisation Institute and since then it has operated under the name of the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics. By way of the Decision of the Council of Ministers, dated October 2004, it obtained the status of the state research institute and since 1 January 2005 it has operated as the Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute (IAFE-NRI).
IAFE-NRI is an institution open to cooperation with all scientific and economic circles, both in the country and abroad. The experience and scientific output of the Institute is the paragon of high quality work and cooperation.