LEI develops economic expertise for government bodies and industry in the field of food, agriculture and the natural environment. By means of independent research, LEI offers its customers a solid basis for socially and strategically justifiable policy choices.
LEI carries out its research in close consultation with clients and other concerned parties within society. Besides it collaborates with a great many scientific partners, both within the Netherlands and in other countries. The most structural way of cooperation is that with the Social Sciences Department of Wageningen University. Together with this department LEI forms the Social Sciences Group of Wageningen UR.