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Invitasjon til seminar om OECDs landstudie av Norge

Landbruks- og matdepartementet inviterer til åpent seminar mandag 25. november klokken 10 til 16 i Akersgata 64 (Hovedbølet). Formålet med seminaret er å definere de viktigste problemstillingene som OECD må ta tak i når de skal i gang med denne studien. Seminaret vil foregå på engelsk.

Påmelding til seminaret skjer til [email protected].

OECD Food and Agricultural Innovation Review of Norway 
Inception seminar (25th November 2019)

OECD Food and Agricultural Innovation Review of Norway is part of the series of in-depth country reviews following the OECD Agro-Food Productivity-Sustainability-Resilience Policy Framework. It is undertaken with support and in close co-operation with Ministry of Agriculture and Food and is expected to be finalized by the end of 2020. This Review will examine Norway’s broad policy environment and conditions in which businesses operate and undertake innovation in the agriculture and food sectors to enhance the productivity, sustainability and resilience of the sector.

This seminar poses a set of questions designed to provoke the discussion and help the Secretariat identify the main policy issues to be addressed during the Review. The objective is to facilitate the informal discussion with the officials and stakeholders this inception seminar in Oslo on the 25th November, and during the first consultation mission. The questions are not intended to obtain official answers, but to find the honest vision and assessment of experts and stakeholders.

The kick-off discussants in each session are called to make short presentations direct to the point in terms of the main challenge for the sector according to their vision, and how to overcome this challenge.

General questions to all discussants and participants

  • What is your long-term vision of food and agriculture in Norway within the next few decades? Production, exports, rural landscape, safe and healthy food, integration in value chains…
  • Which are the major challenges for Norway’s food and agriculture in the medium to long-term future? Climate change, disease and pest, natural disaster, competitiveness and market opening, skills and labor, competition with other sectors for resources, acceptance of change and innovation…
  • What is your assessment of the productivity and environmental performance of agriculture in Norway? Which are the major environmental problem, are the major constraint to productivity growth and resilience of the sector?
  • What is your assessment of structural change and in novation in the agro-food sector? Are there indicators of change in farm and industry structures, in environmental practices in response to climate change and in innovation dynamics?
  • What is the role of policy to facilitate innovation for productivity, sustainability and resilience? In the medium to long-term, which policies may facilitate and which policies may hinder the required changes?

In addition to these general questions, specific questions are posed for each session in the following agenda.

Agenda

Time

Sessions

1000

Session 1: Setting the scene

  • What are the main questions we want to answer?
  • How can the OECD Agro-Food Productivity-Sustainability-Resilience Policy Framework help

Chair: Nils Øyvind Bergseth, Ministry of Agriculture

Speakers:

  • OECD
  • Ministry of Agriculture

Questions and Answers

1045

Session 2: Agricultural policies, productivity and the food system

  • What are the long-term vision and the challenges for the performance and needed structural change in the agriculture and food sector?
  • How can improved farm and industry structures contribute to enhance innovation, productivity and sustainability performance? 
  • What is the role of policy in different areas (agriculture, competition…) to make this long-term vision happen?

Chair: Kirsti Wensaas Anker-Nilssen, Ministry of Agriculture

Kick-off discussants:

  • Steinar Helgen/Viil Søyland, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Bjørn Gimming/Hildegunn Gjengedal, Norwegian Farmers Union
  • Klaus Mittenzwei, researcher at NIBIO

Questions and answers

1130

Lunch

1230

Session 3: Agricultural land use and forestry, climate change and resilience

  • What are the long-term vision of the sector and the challenges for a better use of land for agriculture, forestry and other purposes to increase productivity and sustainability?
  • How will the forestry sector compete and interact with agriculture and what are the challenges for emissions, environmental sustainability and resilience in the context of climate change?
  • What policy changes (agricultural, environmental, regulations…) will make a difference to achieve the long-term vision of a better use of land in Norway?

Chair: Harald Aalde, Ministry of Agriculture

Kick-off discussants:

  • Arne Bardalen, Special Adviser at NIBIO
  • Jon Magnar Haugen, Senior Adviser in The ministry of agriculture and Food (Agri environmental policies)
  • Olav Veum, chairman of the Norwegian Forest Owners Federation.

Questions and answers

1315

Session 4: Food and Agriculture Sustainability, agri-environmental policies and the circular economy

  • What are the long-term vision and the major challenges for the good environmental performance of the agriculture and food sector?
  • What role will the circular economy will play in this vision and which are the main challenges and opportunities?
  • Which are the key policy (agricultural, taxation …) and regulatory changes required to foster the innovative adoption of environment sustainable practices in agriculture and in the agro-food chain? 

Chair: Anine Norgren-Jahnsen, Ministry of Agriculture

Kick-off discussants:

  • Gry Færevik, Senior Adviser in The ministry of agriculture and Food (circular economy)
  • Sigridur Thormodsdottir, Head of Departement at Innovation Norway
  • Nina Edholm or Lajla Tunaal White from The Ministry of Climate and Environment.
  • Johanne Kjuus, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Orkla (International oriented Food Company)
  • Ev. NIBIO

Questions and answers

1400

Break

1415

Session 5: Integration of agriculture in the overall innovation system and performance

  • What are the long-term vision and challenges of the innovation system for the agriculture and food sector in Norway?
  • How the R&D and the whole innovation system need to evolve to contribute to the dynamics of adoption of technologies and practices that improve productivity and sustainability?
  • How will specific policies and regulations (on R&D, Intellectual Property Rights, digital…) and the role of farmers and private sector need to change to accomplish the vision?  

Chair: Nils Øyvind Bergseth, Ministry of Agriculture

Kick-off discussants:

  • Kjell Bruvoll, special advicer at Innovation Norway
  • Vidar Skagestad, Head of Departement Bioeconomy at the Norwegian Research Council
  • Ivar Pettersen, Senior advisor at NIBIO

Questions and answers

1500

Session 6: Rural and regional development and structural change

  • What are the long-term vision and the challenges for the economic and environmental performance and needed structural change in the rural and agricultural areas in Norway?
  • Which investments and which public and private services will make the difference to achieve this vision?
  • What will be the role of agriculture and food in this vision of the long-term territorial development?

Chair: Siri Lothe, Ministry of Agriculture

Kick-off discussants:

  • Judith Kortgård, senior adviser at the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
  • Olaf Godli, Secretary General at Norwegian Smallholders Union
  • Kristin Orlund, Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Questions and answers

1540

Session 7: Wrap up

  • What are the main issues learned?
  • Is there any issues that has been left out?
  • What are the next steps?

Chair: Nils Øyvind Bergseth, Ministry of Agriculture

Speakers:

  • Next steps by OECD and Ministry of Agriculture
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