Division of Food Production and Society

Division of Food Production and Society consists of leading national competences within core research areas such as micro- and macroeconomics, agricultural technology and system analysis, fruit and vegetables, plant production, animal husbandry and cultural landscape and biodiversity.

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The division provides knowledge, innovation and value creation throughout the entire value chain for agriculture and food production, including the blue-green sector. Applied knowledge is produced for administration, industry, and society in general.

The competence areas of agronomy, plant biology and ecology, biomarine value creation, system analysis, technology, climate, economy, and society are strategically important fields of knowledge for the institute. They form the basis for professional and scientific collaboration with other researchers nationally and internationally and with key actors in Norwegian industry and administration.

The division consists of eight departments with approximately 120 employees. The employees are spread over 14 different locations that cover the most important production areas for Norwegian agriculture, from Tromsø in the north to Grimstad in the south.