Issues of Food (In) security in the Barents Region

  • Kamrul Hossain
  • Dele Raheem
  • Shaun Cormier


This chapter discusses how the Barents Cooperation has moved on from environmental sustainability to include other areas of cooperation that will help to better manage the resources in the Barents region. Food insecurity, as one of the threats to human security, is affected by external factors such as political and economic changes. These changes are likely to have pronounced effects on the land and aquatic and terrestrial resources in the Arctic-Barents region. Climate challenges are expected to lead to crises related to food supplies, with a rise in imported or market foods and less access to traditional foods. The consumption of more market foods at the expense of traditional foods has been reported to increase the risk of several diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases, in the region. In addition, due to increasing interests in the region, human activities, tourism and other commercial activities have resulted in increased environmental pollution, which this chapter presents as a concern related to food security in the region.


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

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