Food (In)security in the Arctic

– Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North

The project addresses food (in)security among the Arctic population. The expected results from the project will help to identify obstacles to food security, impacting on the enjoyment of basic human rights among the most vulnerable groups of people of the Arctic.

Facts will be gathered from the local people on the effects of these changes through academic research on how they experience access to food and food safety, and seek ways to minimize the accumulation of contaminants in these traditional foods. The project did receive funding in 2017 and has already kicked off the cooperation with satisfying progress.

The project team has already conducted two workshops – first one was in October 2017 in Stockholm, and the second one was in October 2018 in Umeå, Sweden. A third workshop is being planned in the year 2019. The results of the project will be compiled in an edited volume published by Routledge in 2020.

More information about the project will be available from the link:

Read the latest project update here (published in April 2019)

Source: ARCTIC CENTRE – University of Lapland