The project addresses the issues of food (in)security amongst the Arctic population and identifies the contribution of traditional and local foods in alleviating food (in)security in the region. As the traditional food supply is threatened by societal, environmental, technological and economic changes witnessed by European High North communities, the project promotes research-based knowledge by having included a group of scholars from diverse disciplines, and from all across the Arctic regions. The expected results from the project will help identify obstacles to food security causing the effect on human rights and human security among the most vulnerable groups of people of the Arctic including its indigenous population.
The project is funded within the framework of the Arctic Cooperation Program of the Nordic Council of Ministers, and supported by the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law and is led by the University of Lapland. The partners involved in the project are the University of Umeå, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Southern Denmark University, University of Greenland, Altai State Technical University, French National Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Murmansk Arctic State University, Northern Arctic Federal University, Arkhangelsk, University of Montreal and the University of Toulouse.
The results of the project will be compiled in an edited volume published by Routledge in 2020.