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Arctic soils

As temperatures gradually rise, new opportunities for agriculture are emerging in South Greenland. The extent of available land and agricultural production is so far quite limited (there are approximately 1,000 ha of land available for crop cultivation compared to 250,000 ha for grazing). Sustainable farming in harmony with nature and the environment requires careful mapping of the soil and vegetation and their resilience in the context of protecting the soil and plants as a resource for Greenlanders.
Agricultural production supports Greenlandic heritage, settlement and employment in the settlements and contributes to self-sufficiency in quality Greenlandic food.

Read more about the section's activities in Greenland here.