Agricultural land is an important and limited resource - we need it to produce food for an ever-increasing population. Earth resources, however, compete with other interests - such as housing construction, infrastructure, mining, energy, carbon neutralization and nature conservation. The reduction of agricultural land has consequences for both national and international food security. The challenges are complex and negotiated in a context of climate change and increased market speculation with agricultural land.
The purpose of FORFOOD has been to explore how culture, values, ethics, argumentation and reasons affect and have influenced the management of agricultural land in the past, present and future.