Compared to many other countries, Norway has limited areas of arable land. Safeguarding food production requires strong soil protection measures, combined with better utilization of available farmland.However, soil conservation must be balanced against other requirements. Facing future challenges, therefore, requires a comprehensive soil protection strategy.
Soil conservation aims to safeguard that it is possible for the population, now and in the future, to grow their own food on their own soil.
Sometimes it is necessary to reallocate agricultural land in order to meet other national requirements.
Agriculture contributes to the upkeep and preservation of cultural landscapes, a significant national asset, characterized by cultural and natural diversity.