What Types of Foods Are Available in the Arctic-Barents Region?

  • Kamrul Hossain
  • Dele Raheem
  • Shaun Cormier


To measure its food security, it is important to explore what types of foods are available in the Arctic-Barents region and what is being produced in the region. The information on available food products identifies possible areas of novel developments that can stimulate the economic growth of the region. It is hoped that best practices can be shared through cross-border collaborations, especially by stimulating the small and medium enterprises that engage in the traditional food business. It is equally important that the available foods in the region are well managed to ensure security; the key factor is to add value to these foods in such a way that it makes a difference to the living standard of the population in the region. Given that there are other factors that will influence food security and its governance in the Barents region, accurate statistical data on the common foods that are grown, harvested or fished are beneficial. The production figures for cereal grains and potatoes in the region are lower in comparison to those obtained in the southern region of the four countries in the Barents region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamrul Hossain
    • 1
  • Dele Raheem
    • 1
  • Shaun Cormier
    • 1
  1. 1.NIEMUniversity of Lapland NIEMRovaniemiFinland

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