2000m2 Baltic; Co-creating food culture and innovation

The project will contribute to a transformed food system, in order to meet the Agenda 2030 goals and avoid the worst climate change scenarios. The idea of 2000 m2 Baltic is to create new, local and attractive food cultures, through dialogues between researchers and other stakeholders such as NGOs, farms, gardens and chefs.

A series of meetings and dialogues will be held in Estonia, Poland and Sweden. The participants will formulate future solutions to the problems of the current food system. They will address challenges such as nutrient leakage, eutrophication and biodiversity loss in the region. Activities also include field trips and visits to restaurants, farms, schools, etc.

A food culture in the Rosendal 2000 square meter studio in Sweden will be developed. The concept of this studio will demonstrate how to create sustainable food production in a small, limited area. The goal is to produce enough food for one person for a year on 2000 m2 which is about as much arable land available for food supply if the land is shared equally between the expected population in the future.

At least 50 participants from four different sectors in four countries in the Baltic region will get together; attractive examples of new food cultures will be shared, and at least one food innovation that could leverage change in the food system in the region will be presented.

The project offers a platform where different stakeholders can experience the concept of recycling agriculture and develop a new food culture within planetary boundaries. One of the expectations, after the conclusion of the project and the implementation of the 2000 m2 concept, is that further collaboration with other countries in the region should be possible.