The Arctic as a food producing region
The aim of the “Arctic food” project has been to assess the potential for increased production and value creation of food produced in the Arctic areas of Norway. The overall goal is to contribute to economic development in Arctic communities.
01. Aug 2015
30. Nov 2019
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs|The Nordic Council of Ministers
Nibio, Norway. Matis, Iceland. The University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
ReportsThree reports have been developed in the project, which can be downloaded from the link below. The Arctic as a Food Producing Region. Phase 1: Current status in five Arctic countries This report is the output from the first phase of the project, providing a description of the main food production and examples of conditions for food production in the Arctic areas of the countries involved. This will form the basis for further analysis of opportunities, driving forces and barriers for further development of arctic food production, in the next phase of the project. Status, verdi og utfordringer for matproduksjon i Arktisk Norge – Rapport 2 «Arktis som en matproduserende region» (Norwegian language) Final report «The Arctic as a Food Producing region». Februar 2019.
Follow-up project: Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic region
A follow-up project of Arctic as a food producing region is the “Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic region” project, where the overarching aim is to promote increased use and value of marine resources in the Arctic.
The project considers status, opportunities and possible challenges for the development of the Blue Bioeconomy in the Arctic region, with a focus on balancing economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.
Read the report: Blue bioeconomy in the Arctic region