2000m2 Baltic - Co-creating food culture and innovation

Transforming food systems on a global scale is one of the single most important things that need to happen in order to meet Agenda 2030 goals and to steer away from the worst climate change scenarios.

This transformation needs to be guided by scientific knowledge about boundaries of ecosystems on different scales. In BSR, we need for example to be aware of the planetary boundaries and the boundaries of the Baltic sea. We also need to take into account the need to use less arable land/person and year for food production if, to make it possible to feed the growing world population. Sharing arable land equitably provides each person with 2000m2 for food production.

The Eat Lancet commission, an international research initiative on sustainable food systems, recently communicated “No single solution is enough to avoid crossing the planetary boundaries. But when the solutions are implemented together, our research indicates that it may be possible to feed the growing population sustainably.” As pointed out by Ellen McArthur foundation this year in Davos, new systems need to be founded on three principles “source food grown regeneratively, and locally where appropriate; make the most of food (use by-products more effectively, prevent waste); design and market healthier food.” The Ellen McArthur foundation report presents a synthesis of current scientific knowledge on sustainable development and concludes that not only do we know enough to act, there is also a momentum for change that opens up possibilities for a big transformation of the food systems.

Translating these scientific general principles into new, local, attractive food cultures created in a dialogue between stakeholders from farm to fork is one of the most significant things we can do to make Agenda 2030 successful.

Lead partner and coordinator

Swedish Biodynamic Research Institute / Stiftelsen Biodynamiska forskningsinstitutet (SBFI)


Research Centre of Organic Farming of Estonian University of Life Sciences EULS RCOF (Eesti Maaülikooli Mahekeskus); Estonia

Estonian Organic Farming Foundation, (EOFF); Estonia

Stanisław Karłowski-Foundation/ FSK (Fundacja imienia Stanisława Karłowskiego); Poland

Rosendals trädgård; Sweden

We had our intital partner at Rosendal trädgård, Stockholm in August and are now working in each country to find local partners and networks.

Om detta projekt i Ytterjärna forum av Staffan Nilsson 2000 kvadratmeter – så kan vi odla och äta gott inom planetens gränser

En konkret bild av vad hållbar produktion och konsumtion av god mat egentligen innebär – om vi håller oss inom vad planeten tål. Det är en av grundtankarna bakom 2000m2-experimentet som skapats av ledande hållbarhetsforskare tillsammans med kockar och odlare på Rosendals Trädgård i Stockholm.

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