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Nordic workshop for interested in reindeer health and welfare

Welcome to the 1st TARANDUS workshop 23-24 November in Kiruna, Sweden.   The first lunch to lunch workshop within the TARANDUS network will focus on animal health and welfare, coordinated by the National Veterinary Institute (SVA). We have preliminary booked conference room, meals and accommodation at hotel Ripan in Kiruna, Sweden, 23-24 November 2021. If …

The epidemiology of pathogenes on apples in focus

Symtoms and defence reactions were in focus of the first network meeting of the NKJ-funded Nordic Apple Network May 18-19, 2021.     First on the agenda was an update on the current situation of fruit quality after storage and storage losses, presented by the representatives from the industry from all four participating countries. This …

Reindeer and forestry – new film focuses on solutions

Reindeer herding has a long history in Sápmi, the northernmost region of Norway, Sweden and Finland. But the reindeer husbandry is under pressure.   Svensk text längre ner på sidan Mining, hydropower dams, windmills, roads, tourism and not least forestry have all made old migration routes, resting places and pastureland for reindeer herders decrease or …

A Nordic cooperating body within agricultural and food research

The primary objective of the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) is to strengthen research and innovation systems in the agriculture and food sector in the Nordic countries. 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 agricultural and food research in accordance with the objectives of the EU’s 2020 strategy.

NKJ operates within  four areas:

  • Policy advise and analysis
  • A meeting place
  • Coordination
  • Funding