This division consists of 4 research groups: “Agricultural and Resource Economics”, “Safety and Function of Food”, “Biomass Conversion Science” and “Sustainable Agro-science”all of which ultimately focus on the sustainability of human societies and the biosphere. The main themes of this division are: (1) socio-economic research and education on agriculture and food production, and policies of bioresource utilization systems, (2)development of safe and functional foods for mankind from a biochemical perspective,(3)research into new production systems and advanced utilization of biomass, (4)research on the ecological relationships between microorganisms and plants, plants and animals, and mankind and the biosphere in order to enhance sustainable bio-production. Students possessing an extensive knowledge of ecology and agriculture will be educated according to the curriculum provided by this division.