Achieving food security has been a varying challenge across diverse Arctic communities, but Covid-19 has laid bare particular challenges associated with supply chain disruption and access to food and conveyed the urgency of addressing these issues within a larger resilience framework.
Through brief presentations and discussion this session will highlight the unique challenges and opportunities for producing and ensuring access to high-quality, culturally relevant food for Arctic communities, as well as examine innovative case studies. Specific topics to be featured include Aleut perspectives, Russia’s new Food Security Doctrine, Iceland’s use of geothermal energy in food production, local food system resilience in Finnish Lapland, innovative research at Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk on bio-monitoring and agroforestry, and more.
Russian translation is available for this and all Arctic Resilience Forum sessions, thanks to the support of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
The Arctic Resilience Forum: Food Security today Oct.14th from 11:30am – 1:00pm (Eastern Time).
The Arctic Resilience Forum will be convened every Wednesday from 11:30am – 1:00pm (Eastern Time) over a series of ten weeks. The online series will engage the broadest audience possible in conversations about how to build the resilience of Arctic communities and ecosystems across a variety of focus areas.
This October 14th Session, the second in the series, will focus on Arctic Food Security, an issue which lies at the foundation of resilience as it relates to caloric and nutritional needs as well as important cultural practices around food production, harvesting, and consumption.
Source: The Belfer Center for Science and Internationals Affairs
Photo credit: Traditioanl fish dish of Dolgan People, Taymir, Russia