Circumpolar Agricultural Conference 2010
CAC 2010 Secretariat
Bioforsk
Arctic Agriculture and Land Use Division  Address:
Bioforsk Nord Holt,
Postboks 2284
9269 TROMSØ  Phone:
+47 971 61 555
+47 406 42 074 Fax:
+47 77  65 51 43  Mail: oystein.ballari@bioforsk.no

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Welcome to the Circumpolar Agricultural Association (CAA) website!

The Circumpolar Agricultural Association is a non-governmental organization concerned with northern agricultural science, practices and policies. It was founded in 1995 in Tromsø, Norway on the ideas set out at the 1st Circumpolar Agricultural Conference (CAC) which was held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada in 1992. 

This website is about CAA and the CAC 2010, held in Alta, Norway.


135 participants have joined the 7th CAC in Alta, with pre, mid and postconference tours.

Thank you to all participants, speakers, administrators, secretaries and partnes who made this arrangement possible!

 

The 8th CAC will find place in Fairbanks, Alaska, with Alberto Pantoja from USDA-ARS Subarctic Agricultural Research Unit as the new president of CAA.
 

 

  download conference program 2010 here

abstract booklet 2010 here

 


Proud Partners of the 7th  Circumpolar Agricultural Conference

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Natureng i nord. Foto: Odd-Arild Finnes

Furubergsfossen, Kvinnherad. Foto: Morten Günther.

Molte Foto: Inger Martinussen

Tørråte på undersiden av potetblad. Foto: E. Fløistad

groenn_blomkaal. Foto: Ulrike Naumann

Agriculture throughout all northern latitudes is facing mounting challenges but also opportunities due to the Global Climate change situation.

It is important to be aware of how farming will be affected and how to adapt to and combat climate change. Changes in amount and distribution of precipitation will influence agriculture in most regions in north.

Northern areas are rich of natural resources, and it is time to optimize the use of these - or even start to use them. Wild berries as bilberries, lingonberries and cloudberries represents a not much utilized resource, with opportunities for bioprospecting.

Global climate change may give some new challenges to agriculture. Some areas will have to handle with plant deseases which haven't been a problem earlier.

In a world with a growing population and shortage of arable lands, it is important to utilise also cold regions for horticulture. Some previous studies have shown that certain vegetables grown at high northern latitudes with cool summers, long photoperiods and special solar radiation develop different qualities than vegetables grown in the south.