Reindeer husbandry is a small industry on a national scale, but in Saami and local communities it is of great importance for the economy, employment and culture. The aim is to ensure that the Reindeer trade in Norway is ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable.
Reindeer husbandry as an industry, culture and way of life is unique, both nationally and internationally.
Reindeer trade economy
The Reindeer diet of wild herbs makes for a savoury and sophisticated contribution to the abundant cuisine of Norway.
Reindeer husbandry and indigenous peoples' rights
Reindeer husbandry policies are guided by two independent principles: economic policy and indigenous peoples' rights.
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Reindeer Husbandry. Old tradition - unique opportunities
05/04/2017: Ecological sustainability and increased production are the basis of the unique opportunities in reindeer husbandry. The Parliamentary White Paper presents strategies and measures the industry can adopt to better exploit its potential in a rational and market-oriented direction. Reindeer revenue should as far as possible be generated by selling in-demand products and services to market. This will secure the basis of the unique industry and cultural heritage carrier which reindeer husbandry is.