Field in Jutland, Denmark
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Seven new projects to research sustainable agriculture

Kyösti Lempa, special advisor at NordForsk, says: 

“The scientific quality of the applications was very high, and the programme committee has now selected the seven projects that will receive funding. The projects will help to ensure sustainable agriculture in the Nordic-Baltic region. These projects are focused on the viability of agricultural land, alternative cropping systems and how to deal with rapid changes in the climate, satisfy climate change mitigation requirements, and maintain the quantity and quality of food production. This programme is an excellent example of how nine funding organisations from six like-minded countries can develop and implement a timely and ambitious initiative in sustainable agriculture.” 

The seven new projects that have been awarded funding feature researchers from all five Nordic countries in addition to Lithuania, Estonia, the UK and the US. 

There are eight financiers in addition to NordForsk: The Academy of Finland, the Research Council of Norway, the Estonian Research Council, the Swedish Research Council (Formas), the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland, the Ministry of Agriculture in Lithuania, and the Research Council of Lithuania. 

Find out more about the background of NordForsk’s research programme Sustainable agriculture and climate change 

The total budget available for the projects is NOK 60 million. 

Funded projects


Kyösti Lempa

Kyösti Lempa

Special Adviser
Bjørnar K

Bjørnar Solhaug Komissar

Senior Adviser