The world is becoming increasingly complex, and all sectors are realizing that simple solutions do not work, as everything is connected to each other. In this course we were given a task to explore the complexity of food and fiber production in Trøndelag, using System Oriented Design (SOD) to suggest intervention to create a more sustainable region setting 2040 as “today”. This is a sneak peak of our delivery:
In 2020, the Norwegian degree of self-sufficiency in food was just below 50%. We were completely dependent on international trade. When the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, this dependency made us vulnerable due to a lack of international labor and transportation. In 2021 the government created The Commission of Food and Fiber Production. Their goal was to find a way to maximize provisioning services in the farming and forestry sector, while also providing ecological functionality in production zones. The project was settled to create interventions and change by 2040.
This ended up becoming The Norwegian Defense of Natural Resources (NDNR), situated in the municipality of Heim. The NDNR consists of seven troops, which are stationed in relevant municipalities to contribute to the local community and agricultural industry. The NDNR is intended to ensure regenerative agriculture and optimal utilization of resources. Food and fiber production should increase biodiversity and provide benefits for ecosystems.
Course: System Oriented Design Duration: 8 weeks With: Martin Hauge, Vilde Henningsen, Johanna Forss and Jenny Duus