NKJ cooperates with the following Nordic bodies under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers:
- Nordic Forest Research Co-operation Committee (SNS)
- Nordisk komité for veterinærvitenskapelig samarbeid (NKVet)
- Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF)
NKJ is a tool for strengthening the knowledge system in the agricultural and food sector in the Nordic counties. A continuous production and supply of knowledge from research is important to realize the sectors opportunities and potential in the future. This will also strengthen the Nordic region’s position as a pioneer in the agricultural and food research in accordance with the objectives of the EU’s 2020 strategy.
Nordic cooperation through the Nordic Council of Ministers is founded on the coordination of activities that may increase the value of national initiatives in the Nordic region. “Nordic added value” is an overarching objective for all forms of research that NKJ participates in and promotes. NKJ and the Nordic collaboration strive to support those areas where the Nordic countries have a unique position, where there are opportunities for research and areas where the Nordic countries have specific responsibilities.
Sweden holds the presidency during 2014-2017. The NKJ Chairmanship rotates between the Nordic countries for a period of four years. The members of NKJ are appointed by the Nordic national research councils and ministries responsible for agriculture and food research.
Niels Gøtke, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation
The Danish Council for Strategic Research
Stefan Källman, Ministry for Rural Affairs
Jan Svensson, Formas, Formas
Matthias Norrby, The Swedish Research Council Formas
Kirsti Anker-Nilssen, Norges Forskningsråd
Siri Anzjøn, Norges forskningsråd
Sveinn Margeirsson, MATIS
Suvi Ryynänen, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Nordic observers in NKJ
Mads Randbøll Wolff, The Nordic Council of Ministers
Committee of Senior Officials for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry Executive Committee (EK-FJLS Executive)
Roland Sigvald, The Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF)
Tore Tollersrud, The Nordic Committee for Veterinary Scientific Cooperation (NKVet)
Inga Bödeker, Samarbeidsnemden for Sam-Nordisk Skogforskning (SNS)
The NKJ Secretariat
The Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) secretariat is situated at NordForsk in Oslo, Norway.
The chairman of NJK is Jan Svensson, Formas, Sweden.
The secretary of NKJ is Per Hansson, SLU, Sverige.
Postadresse: NKJ c/o SLU, P.O. Box 49, SE-230 53 Alnarp, Sverige
Besöksadress: Rörsjövägen 1
Telefon: +46 40 41 50 80
Mobil: +46 70 672 75 44