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 Agriculture 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: Mats Denninger, tel +46 70 560 52 60.
Secretary: Eva Ronquist, tel +46 8 54 54 77 06.
Committees of the General section
- The Committee on Landscape Issues
- The Committee on Rural-urban Relations
- The Committee on Technology in the Green Sector
The Agriculture 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: Åke Rutegård, tel +46 70 528 88 99.
Secretary: Linda Cederlund, tel +46 8 54 54 77 24.
Committees of the Agriculture section
- The Committee on Food Production’s Value Chain
- The Committee on 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: Monika Stridsman, tel +46 70 960 37 50.
Secretary: Birgitta Naumburg, tel +46 8 54 54 77 07.
Committees of the Forestry section
- The Committee on Climate and Land Use towards 2030
- The Committee on Wildlife Management
The unit Library, Archives 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