Nofima reports

The Arctic as a Food Producing Region. Phase 1: Current status in five Arctic countries

Elde, Silje; Kvalvik, Ingrid; Nøstvold, Bjørg Helen; Rødbotten, Rune; Dalmannsdottir, Sigridur; Halland, Hilde; Uleberg, Eivind; Reykdal, Ólafur ; Árnason, Jón; Pálsson, Páll Gunnar; Halldórsdóttir, Rakel; Hilmarsson, Óli Þór; Þórðarson, Gunnar; Valsdóttir, Þóra; Knudsen, Rebekka; Natcher, David; Sidorova, Daria

Publication details

Publisher: Nofima AS

Issue: 10/2018

Number of pages: 99

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 978-82-8296-544-6

Open Access: green


The aim of the "Arctic as a food producing region" - project is to assess the potential for increased production and added value of food from the Arctic region, with the overarching aim of improving economic and social conditions of Arctic communities. 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. The project has participation from Canada, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia, and is endorsed by the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).