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Finding the regional strengths to create business opportunities for Arctic agriculture based on special plants (KO551)
Funded by Kolarctic ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The project’s aim was to improve the competitiveness of agriculture in the north, accomplishing this requires finding the strengths in the region that create business opportunities for arctic agriculture based on special plants growing on the region

Main activities

The project examines the effects of the local climate on five selected plant species that have commercial potential beyond the conventional food industry. Samples of the same origin were grown during two seasons at five different research stations in Norway, Finland and Russia, During the project, the plants were monitored and compared regarding phonology, morphology and chemical properties.


The project has increased competence in specific plant production and enhanced creation of new production lines. It has also helped to increase the information about the effects of climate change on plants in the North.

Basic information