4.2 Agrarian change in the Nordic countries
Cecilia Waldenström, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Cecilia.email@example.com
Camilla Eriksson, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
During the past decade the farmers in northern Europe have been struggling with profitability due to a combination of decreasing policy support and volatile agricultural markets – one example being the abolition of the EU’s milk quota system and the Russian import ban for dairy products that has resulted in a drawn-out milk crisis. This working group focuses on agrarian change in the Nordic countries with an emphasis on household/farm level studies. Farm level papers can, for instance, focus on issues such as changes in production, farming households’ livelihoods, changing gender relations in farming or how farmers make decisions or reflect over developments in the sector. We especially welcome longitudinal studies comparing farm trajectories and changing contextual preconditions in different regions or locations.
Traditional presentations with extended abstracts (approx. 4 pp) distributed to group participants in advance