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Seminar: From New Nordic Food to New Rural Economy
18 Jun 2012 - 18 Jun 2012
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

JW Marriott Hotel, Avenida Atlantica 2600, Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, 22041-001

This seminar will discuss an important global challenge: how to develop the rural economy in order to tackle sustainability issues related to food security, rural development, genetic resources/biodiversity and climate change. It will use the experiences and philosophy behind the New Nordic Food movement to explore this issue.

The Nordic Council of Ministers aims to bring people and organisations together from different levels: international, regional and local, including strategic operators as well as practitioners, and by doing so forming a meeting platform for global dialogue.

With its focus on consumer demands New Nordic Food has a potential to play a strong role in securing new and stronger rural economies.

Establishing new rural economies can be supported by push and/or pull strategies. Iin this respect New Nordic Food acts as a pull strategy that by securing the demands gives room for establishing sustainable food societies.

From local produce to sustainable economy:

So this seminar does attempt to showcase the succes of New Nordic Food, but to put focus on how pull strategies can work in different regional and national contexts in order to strengthen the rural economy.

At Rio+20 the aim for a New Nordic Food focus is to couple the ideas of the Nordic region with the potential of South America and other areas of the world, showing how demands for local produce can initiate and promote the development of new and sustainable rural economies.

Furthermore the aim is also be to show that food culture, production structure and society faces the same kind of challenges following the increased globalization. This applies both for developing countries and developed countries, or for exporting or importing countries.

The need to strengthen the local rural economy in order to secure a sustainable development and food security is a global issue.

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