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Special Issue on the 10th Circumpolar Agriculture Conference

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13-15 March 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland


Dr. Päivi Soppela - Chair of Circumpolar Agriculture Association, Senior Scientist, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland
Dr. David Natcher - Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Torfi Johannesson -  Senior Adviser, Agriculture and Forestry, Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark


The conference is the tenth in line of international conferences organized within the framework of CAA (Circumpolar Agriculture Association), aimed at people involved in northern agriculture such as researchers, practitioners, administrators, managers, policy-makers and students. The conference will address a bottom-up approach and new thinking of local agriculture, food production and rural development in the northern areas. The goal is to open up and discuss versatile meanings of circumpolar agriculture and call for new thinking to address its topical challenges and opportunities. In accordance with the theme of Finland’s Chairmanship period of the Arctic Council, UN Sustainable Development Goals will be highlighted in the program. The sessions will examine among others best practices and resilient solutions in the utilization of animal and plant resources, local breeds, reindeer herding, small-scale farming and non-timber forest products. The conference will address the high quality of arctic foods, their local profitability and business opportunities. The importance of food security and sustainability in different regions and countries will also be discussed.


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The deadline for submission is 15th May 2019.