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Debate: Food production in Norway in the future

17 August 2021 @ 18:00 19:00

Climate Futures event 18-19 at Torvscenen, Arendalsuka

All actors from research, growers, distributors and politicians need to prepare for what we can grow in Norway in the future will change. Can we pick apples in Hardanger or will the climate be too wet? How about cereals and potatoes: Will it be too dry in Eastern Norway? Can we develop an agriculture on Varanger peninsula towards the Barents Sea? And will Frosta be Norway’s entire kitchen garden?

The fact is that we need to acknowledge that there will be changed conditions for what kind of food we can grow in Norway in 50 years.

In Climate Futures we co-produces better methods and practices for managing climate risk. The breath of the Climate Futures consortium, which covers agriculture, aquaculture, renewable energy, shipping, insurance and risk management, shows that the need for these services is great.

At our event taking we will focust most on food from land, but the problems also affect aquaculture and fisheries. Increasing temperatures and altered weather along the coast also affect this part of our food production.

Anne Ekornholmen, political editor or Nationen, is the moderator.

* Kristin Wallevik, CEO, NORCE
* Erik Kolstad, Researcher at NORCE and director of Climate Futures
* Anne Ekornholmen, Political Editor, Nationen
* Ida Riis-Johansen, Bondelaget
* Muath Alsheikh, Research Leader, Graminor
* Ellen-Margrethe Hovland, R&D- and head of innovation, Gartnerhallen
* Olaug Bollestad, Minister of Agriculture, Kristelig Folkeparti
* Ruth Grung, Parliamentary representative, Arbeiderpartiet
* Harald Moskvil, County representative / farmer, Miljøpartiet De Grønne

The event will be in Norwegian, and will be streamed live here.