Sections & Committees

Three sections and a unit for Library, Archive and Historical Projects

The Academy daily work is carried out within three sections:

  • the General section
  • the Agricultural section
  • the Forestry section

Each section consists of Swedish fellows, overseas fellows and honorary fellows. They follow the development in their fields of interest through boards, committees and working parties, and through meetings, conferences and seminars. Both Academy fellows and external forces are involved in the work and the Academy endeavours to gather the best available expertise for constructive debate.

In addition to these there is the Unit for Forest an Agricultural History which runs a library and an archive specializing in agrarian history.

The General section

deals at an overall level with questions concerning natural resources, nature conservation, environment, countryside, research policy, dissemination of knowledge, and social planning. The section also deals with industries and sciences that do not relate specifically to agriculture and forestry, such as fisheries and tourism, and other use of natural resources.
Chairman: Åke Clason, tel +46 70 662 76 07.
Secretary: Eva Ronquist, tel +46 8 54 54 77 06.

Committees of the General section

  • The Committee for landscape issues
  • The Committee for rural-urban relations
  • The Committee for technology in the green sector

The Agricultural section

deals with issues relating to production, processing and marketing in theory and practice, including specific educational and advisory questions within agriculture, horticulture and veterinary medicine as well as environmental issues that are associated with the responsibilities of this sector.
Chairman: Ann-Britt Karlsson, tel +46 708 16 10 01.
Secretary: Magnus J Stark, tel +46 8 54 54 77 24.

Committees of the Agricultural section

  • The Committee for agriculture’s climate adaption
  • The Committee for food production’s value chain, surplus values and competitiveness
  • The Committee for Swedish agriculture 2030

The Forestry section

deals with issues that directly relate to silviculture and utilisation of the forest as a natural resource, including pulp and paper mills and saw mills and marketing in theory and practice, together with specific educational and advisory questions, hunting and the environmental issues that are associated with the responsibilities of this sector.
Chairman: Tomas Lundmark, tel +46 70 631 74 12.
Secretary: Birgitta Naumburg, tel +46 8 54 54 77 07.

Committees of the Forestry section

  • The Committee for climate and land use towards 2030
  • The Committee for energy issues
  • The Committee for forest ecosystem services from concept to value

The unit Library, Archive and Historical Projects (BAHP)

specializes on historical projects, advice and publishing. The projects are run in association with historical researchers and fellows of the Academy.
Chairman of the Standing committee of the unit: Ulrich Lange, tel +46 31 786 63 41.
Academy librarians: Per Eriksson and Jimmy Lyhagen

Academy archivist: Per Thunström

Organisation 2017