Future oriented since 1809

The Royal Norwegian Society for Development has a 200 year history of building communities and initiating innovation. I the years before 1814 the project was no less than placing the foundation for a new nation-state. Since then Norges Vel has played a part in building up countries in varied ways. Here you can find the most important issues that Norges Vel has worked to address through the 200 years.

1809

The Norwegian Society of Development is founded on the 29th of December in stiftes 29. desembe ... Read more

1809

The Norwegian Society for Development was established to strengthen the nation economically, politically and to develop a self-sufficient and independent economy on the premise of Norwegian nature.

Selskabet for Norges Vel ble etablert for å styrke nasjonen både økonomisk og politisk og å utvikle en selvforsynt, selvstendig og uavhengig norsk økonomi på den norske naturens premisser. 

Napoleonic war, trade blockages and famine

At the dawn of the 19th century Europe was characterised by war and unrest. On the continent the Napoleonic wars were raging. Denmark, that Norway was a part of, was trying to maintain neutrality.

In September of 1807 the British attacked Copenhagen with vast ammounts of firepower, before sailing away with the Danish-Norwegian fleet. Soon after the British put in place a trade blockade in the Skagerrak sea and Denmark was forced to side with England.

The blockade stopped almost all communcation between Denmark and Norway. The vital import of corn almost completely stopped, and Norway could no longer be managed from Copenhagen. 

Ved inngangen til 1800-tallet var Europa preget av krig og uro. På kontinentet raste Napoleonskrigene. Danmark, som Norge var en del av, forsøkte lenge å forholde seg nøytral.

I september 1807 angrep engelskmennene København med stor ildkraft, før de seilte vekk med den dansk-norske flåten. Straks etter innførte britene handelsblokade i Skagerrak og Danmark ble tvunget til å ta side mot England.

Blokaden hindret nesten all kommunikasjon mellom Danmark og Norge. Den livsnødvendige kornimporten stoppet fullstendig opp, og Norge kunne ikke lenger styres fra København. To remedy this the government created "The Royal interim Governmental -Commission for Norway" in Christiania, a temportary Norwegian govermental body. Fearing famine in Norway, the commission put in place a series of measures to import replacement food.

The governmental-commission would in many was set the foundation for what would become the policies of Norges Vel. The commission was interested in using the country's resources in the most efficient way possible in the desperate situation that had arisen. Not long after, the same men who were making waves in the commission got together to establish "The Norwegian Society for Development.", to "help and isolated and outmatched Norway."

Independence through knowledge

The establishment happened in December of 1809 at the goodbye party for the commissions foreman, prince Christian August. He was picked as the Swedish line of succession the same year, shortly after the Danish-Swedish war was over. In April the year after the company gained the right to call itself "The Royal Norwegian Society for Development" by King Frederik VI, at the same time as he took the company into his utmost protection". This protection from the Royal palace extends to today.

The founders of the company had expectations of quick economic growth, in step with the scientific research of the country. The goal was to strengthen the nation both economically and politically through a self-sufficient and independent Norwegian economy based on the premise of Norwegian nature.

Practically one expected the abundances of minerals were to be mined, the bogs were to be drained, forests to be used and waterfalls to be tamed. Common people were to be motivated to use so called "uncommon foods". Domestic production of vital items was to be stimulated, both on residential and industrial levels.

Norwegian deep state

The new company put thought into how the country's most pressing issues were to be solved at the same time as putting forth a plan for how Norway could develop an new and independent national economy within the constrictions of the trade blockade. There was a great deal of dedication to what we today call a nature and culture based business development. The measure that originally came about to stop famine, was hereby also an important political tool against the absolute Danish monarchy and a first step down the road towards an independent Norwegian state.

In the power vacuum that originated during the blockade Norges Vel, which quickly became a nation wide organisation, functioned as the voice of the Norwegian people and civil administration. Soon the company was taking steps to organise the economy, build roads and canals, maintain public transport, organise museums and parts of the board of education.

Professionally the company was organised in seven central classes, with a nation wide network of district commissions and parish companies as their subordinates. Many perceived Norges Vel to be almost functioning as a deep state for this period where the classes worked as departments that ran the local administrations. No one could represent the Norwegian populace with more weight or trustworthiness over Copenhagen.

On the road to constitution and independence

Norges Vels «self-sufficiency project» during the blockade reinforced the Norwegian elite's views and requirements that Norway should have internal economic independence. When the Kiel peace came about in January 1814, there were few who doubted the country was capable of feeding itself even as a politically independent country. Scientific optimisim and belief in the countries economic potential that Norges Vel was the exponent for, showed that Norway had all the prerequisites to create a complex and multi-faceted economy that could provide for its people. This was the backdrop for the decision that crown-prince Christian Frederik and his inner circle made in the months after the peace treaty in Kiel, and led to the adoption of the constitution on the 17th of May 1814.

1810

Founds Norway's first book publisher for printing and distribution of own written work. ... Read more

1810

In addition to advancing business development, Norges Vel was dedicated to stimulating public education during the first years, among other things by starting gardening schools, organising public education trips and distributing different advisors for people in villages.

In 1810 Norges Vel creates a book trade commission for printing and distribution of their own texts, it is considered Norway's first publisher.At the same time Norges Vel initiated scientific education for craftspeople and fabricators in cities, and they organised a network of travelling teachers in agriculture.

The public education work was not without issue. When the the board of directors suggested training teachers for public schools it was the final straw for the monarchy. That sort of thing is left to the government and the company was briskly put it its place.

1810

For years Norges Vel functioned as the ministry's advisor in patent cases. During that period, patents on innovations were granted by the King, var i en årrekke departementets rå ... Read more

1810

Patent applications gradually increased in numbers and became more arduous to work through. In 1885 new legislation was introduced, and the cases were taken over by the newly created patent commission. Over the course of Norges Vel handling the cases, 3 511 patent cases were handled.

One of the applications was regarding an attack boat constructed of wood. Made by Mikkel Hallsteinsen Lofthus from Kjepso in Ullensvang. The boat was to rowed under what, and sink enemy ships by drilling into their hull and blowing them up. The submarine cause a big stir. Norway was at war and under blockade with vital supplies to Norway greatly reduced.

Norges Vel showed strong interest in the attack boat, and in the years of 1812 and 1813 there were attempts at following through with the idea. Looking at the plans from Lofthus, sceptisism is the natural reaction. The sub would be difficult to steer, the air intake was vulnerable and when you submerged there was no system for getting back to the surface.

In contrast to this, Jacob Mørch was luckier with his patent. He was also the first person to get a patent, by Royal resolution in 1842. The patent concerned a method of conserving lobster for inland transport.

Another example of a well known Norwegian invention from that time is the world's first grenade-harpoon that was created by Svend Foyn and patented during the 1873-1883 period.

1811

Starts the country's biggest collection drive for a Norwegian university, today the university of Oslo. ... Read more

1811

The King in Copenhagen had previously said no to a Norwegian university during the union, but a million riksdaler from the rich and poor made him reconsider his position.

Public education and self-sufficiency

In addition to advancing business development, Norges Vel was dedicated to stimulating public education during the first years, among other things by starting gardening schools, organising public education trips and distributing different advisors for people in villages.

Norges Vel also creates a book trade commission for printing and distribution of their own texts, it is considered Norway's first publisher.At the same time Norges Vel initiated scientific education for craftspeople and fabricators in cities, and they organised a network of travelling teachers in agriculture.

The public education work was not without issue. When the the board of directors suggested training teachers for public schools it was the final straw for the monarchy. That sort of thing is left to the government and the company was briskly put it its place.

These are reasons why it was not obvious that Norway was going to get a university in 1811. Norway had made efforts to get a university multiple times, The respective Danish kings said no every time. Last time was 1795. The official reason being that the finances were missing.

Demand of a university in Norway

In 1809 the demand of a Norwegian university was made again. count Wedel, a strong political figure in Norway, became the man at the center of the case of Norwegian university. Through the foundation of the Norges Vel in 1809, he made the university issue a core one of the company.

With departments and members all over the country, Norges Vel mobilised strongly for what would be the Norway's biggest collection drive throughout time. 

The 1st of September 1811 Norges Vel send an invitation to the collection event on a large scale: "Who among us is so cold, that he is not moved by the thought of seeing the Norwegian university with the red morning sun over Norway's mountains?" There were more than Riksdaler and the university at stake. Patriotism fared well with the people.

Collected a billion kroner

During the following time the companies members went for door to door to collect money for the university case. In Christiania tax assessment was done in preparation.

The issue engaged broadly and ended with the Royal King Frederik's University, which today is known as the University of Oslo, established in Christiania in 1811. The company also took the initiative for a country wide collection for resources for the new university.

3600 donators, particularly the rich, but also farmers pledged themselves to a combined amount of a million riksdaler. Well over a billion kroner in today's value. Among was count Wedel and Peder Anker.

In June of 1813 the Royal Kind Frederik's University was humming away in provisional premises.

More than 40 years later and after many years of planning. A university structure was raised on the parade street Karl Johan in company with the place. The raising was partly financed by the collection drive and the Ankerske fideikommiss.

1812

During the first few years Norges Vel took the initiative for many tasks needed for Norway forge its new identity and build itself as a nation. ... Read more

1812

  • Surveying
  • Agriculture
  • Farming tools
  • Canals
  • Salt production
  • Botanical garden
  • Antiquities
  • Travelling teachers
  • Keeping sheep
  • Keeping goats
  • Farming potatoes
  • Teachers in gardening
  • Apprenticeship organisation in farming and agriculture
  • Crafts

1820

«Sønner av Norge» (Sons of Norway) is announced as the winner of the Norges Vel's completition to make a new national anthem. ... Read more

1820

The song was made after Norges Vel announced a competition to write a new national anthem for Norway. Of 20 suggestions, «Sønner av Norge» was declared the winner in 1820. The lawyer and writer Henrik Anker Bjerregaar (1792-1842) wrote the text while the melody was composed by Christian Blom (1781-1861). Both received 100 spesidaler each as way of a prize.

In similarity with «Ja, vi elsker» it was never formally recognised as a national anthem, but established itself as such through practical use. As late as the turn of the 19th century both songs were used, but «Sønner av Norge» was used on more formal occastions.

Sønner av Norge, første vers

Sønner af Norges det ældgamle Rige,
Sjunger til Harpens den festlige Klang!
Mandigt og høitidsfuldt Tonen lad stige,
Fædrenelandet indvies vor Sang.
Fædreneminder herligt oprinder,
Hvergang vi nævne vor Fædrenestavn.
Svulmende Hjerter og glødende Kinder
Hylde det elskte, det hellige Navn.

Les mer og se hele sangen på Wikipedia

1829

Norges Vel restructures now putting more weight on agriculture as an important part of Norwegian societal development. ...

1829

1829

In the period 1829-1831 there were, under Norges Vel various household land companies to advance agriculture. ... Read more

1829

Agricultural companies go back to the private ones founded in Norway from the second half of the 18th century with a goal of advancing agriculture. The danish companies fron 1769 worked it Norway as well and became a model for the Norwegian companies.

The first were established in Sunnmøre 1773, and after a while there were companies established in most counties. There were city dwellers, officials and proprietaries that headed the companies, some worked to show good operations, get good breeding stock and new plant types, release texts etc.

From 1809 the Royal Norwegian Society for Development became a central operation for the household land companies. From 1860 the authorities started funneling money into the agricultural sector through the companies that after a while became public management bodies. In 1920 the companies were restructured and got the name agricultural companies.

Agricultural companies, organisations at the front of agriculture, earlier with management responsibilities for public measures within agriculture and gardening. The board for municipalities' agricultural companies earlier worked as the board for municipalities' agriculture for cases that had to do with the laws of the earth. Members were partly appointed by authorities, partly by agricultural organisations. The tasks that the agricultural companies had in management of agricultural policy that were at a municipal level, have now been transferred to the agricultural department with the county governor and to the politically elected municipal agriculture board.

Teksten er hentet fra Store norske leksikon, fagkonsulent Even Bratberg, "Landbruksselskap"

1839

Norges Vel worked actively to increase make potatoes widespread and to imrpove the cultivation methods for better harvests. ... Read more

1839

During the years of need in Norway during the Napoleonic wars there was the need for a speedy development of Norwegian potato cultivation. The blockade made corn less available from overseas and frost and rain were ruining domestic sources. Many replacements were used, the potato like the best tasting.

Norges vel was actively improving agriculture as a part of being self-sufficient and building of the nation. Vi worked actively with making potatoes as widespread as possible, and improving cultivation methods to get better yields.

In the 19th century the potato became very important. Because the gave big yields and made large population growth possible. Throughout the 19th century large numbers of children were raised on herring and potatoes. The potato was a source of vitamin C and together with swedes it was an important part of the diet and helped prevent rickets.

Deler av artikkelen er hentet fra Norgeshistorie.no, Hilde Sandvik, "Da poteten kom til Norge".

1840

Supports the creation of agricultural schools and the predecessir of NMBU in Ås. ... Read more

1840

In the 1840s Norges Vel supports the creation of multiple agricultural schools.

In addition to this we supported the creation of a central farmland cultivation seminar that will be the predecessor of Norways environmental and bioscientific university.

Supports translation and publishing of reading material within agriculture.

in 1849 the first general agriculture meeting was arranged in Christiania.

1851

Norges Vel brings in dairymen from Switzerland to teach farmers better animal husbandry and dairy production. ... Read more

1851

Until the end of the 19th century, animal handling was a down-prioritized field of work. It was common among Norwegian and Nordic farmers to have more animals than the winter feed would hold. The herds thus lived on hunger boundaries throughout the winter, and there was a calculated risk that some animals would starve to death before spring and the opportunity to let the animals run out in the field. Many animals gave a lot of fertilizer - which was important for grain farmers - and opportunities for income from sales during the harvest season. But the starving cows produced little milk.

Norges Vel decided to do something about this situation, and between 1850 and 1870 Swiss dairymen was recruited to Norway to teach Norwegian farmers better animal husbandry and dairy treatment.

  • 1850: Brought in skilled dairymen from Switzerland to Norway to teach farmers better animal husbandry and dairy treatment
  • 1856: Agriculture show were arranged to stimulate better livestock conditions
  • 1857: A pedigree of Telemark cattle was built at Mæla Agricultural School in Skien
  • 1858: Started two new cooperative dairies in Nord-Østerdal and one in Nittedal
  • 1860 and forward: Several cooperative dairies started, many of these with financial support from Norges Vel
  • 1865: The first dairy chief was appointed to travel round and give advice on dairy treatment 
  • 1866-1888: Norges Vel takes an active part in the creation and running of dairy schools

1852

Norges Vels first consultant is employed as a "travelling agronomist" to give advice on cultivation methods and tools. ... Read more

1852

Agronomist C. T. Christensen from Vollebekk in Ås was hired as an employee by Norges Vel's board of directors in 1852 with the task to "advise countrymen and start agricultural and start economical associations as well as collect material for descriptions.

in 1854 Norges Vel employed a swedish lady, mamsel Svenson, as a travelling teacher in dobbelspinning . Household crafts education was an important role and in 1887 the Norwegian association for household crafts was created.

In the period from 1857 to 1875 drainage technicians to be responsible for planning and execution of ditch work.

1856

Pushes to create Norway's first cooperative dairy in Rausjødalen. ...

1856

1860

Norges Vel starts the development of better fishing vessels and the hatching of fish, lobser and oyster. ...

1860

1861

In step with the spirit of the times we started awarding medals to recognise efforts to improve society. ... Read more

1861

This is how Norges Vel got its first medal, the Ceres medal in 1861. Made in gold, silver and bronze. It was mainly used in conjunction with exhibitions. In 1888 the medal for long and faithful service was introduced, which is still in use.

An honour for extra engagement in agricultural issues

In 1893 Norges Vel awarded a medal that was meant to reflect and increased engagement in agricultural issues. On the front the words ”Fædrelandets vel dets sønners ære” around a sitting woman in national garb, reaching out with a wreath in her right hand and holding a sheaf of corn in her left.

On the back you fin the Norwegian coat of arms and the words ”Det Kongelige Selskab for Norges Vel – stiftet 29de december 1809”. The back had to be redesigned after the dissolution of the union in 1905 and in 1906 a new medal with the new coat of arms was introduced.

The medal was designed by the architect Henrik Bull, modelled by sculptur Thornbjørn Alvåker and engraved by Ivar Throndsen at the Royal mint in Kongsberg.

1880

Norges Vel supports seed management at Haug in Biri, management was then moved to Oslo under the responsibility of Norges Vel. ...

1880

1884

Norges Vel contributes to the creation of a number of organisations within Norwegian food production. ... Read more

1884

Norges Vel contributes to the creation of a number of organisations within Norwegian food production. Associations become subdivisions of Norges Vel.

  • The Norwegian bee breeding association, now Norway Beekeeper association.
  • Association for poulty breeding in Norway, now Norwegian Poulty association.
  • Friends of garden cultivation from the 1939 garden association.

1888

The medal for long and faithful service to honour employees within agriculture and private hous ...

1888

1889

Establish a varied experimental business within plant cultures. ...

1889

1890

Norges Vel recognises the need for education opportunities for women by starting household school. ...

1890

1891

Multiple newly formed associations enter as subdivisions of Norges Vel. ... Read more

1891

  • The Norwegian Animal Association (from 1926 The Norwegian Veterinary Association)
  • The Norwegian Dairy Association (now Norwegian Milkproducers National Association)
  • The Norwegian Crafts Association
  • The Norwegian Forst Association

1895

Opens museum for agricultural tools on Kongsgård, Bygdøy. ...

1895

1897

Takes the initiative to push public testing of agricultural tools. ... Read more

1897

Norges vel started with the public testing of agriculture machines in 1897 and kept it going for 4 years. It was then temporarily then permanently ended du to lack of interest.

The government rekindled the measure in 1911 with the creation of the machine test institution at Norway's agricultural high school.

1899

From 1899 Norges Vel had started 14 tending schools all over the country. ...

1899

1905

Starts pilot projects to do research on cultivated pastures and shieling farming. ...

1905

1906

Plant breed committee is established and stem seed breeding through seed breeding and treatment of seeds is central. ...

1906

1908

Establishes "The company for minimising immigration's effect" to reduce people leaving the country. ...

1908

1908

Works with soil research and fertiliser experiments. Gives the description of soils in different districts. ...

1908

1910

Business committee is appointed to advance businesses. ...

1910

1911

In 1911 a series of systematic studies were done on agriculture's working conditions and economy. ...

1911

1917

In 1917 Norges Vel appoints a techincal committee who will look into the utilisation of electricity in agriculture. ...

1917

1921

Established "Norwegian Agriculture week" with 18 other members ...

1921

1926

Starts the National exhibition of sowing goods ...

1926

1928

Appoints the housekeeping committee among other this they work with housewife schools and new food law. ...

1928

1930

Buys Apelsvoll farm in Østre Toten to do grazing experiments. ...

1930

1936

4H-organisation established in Norway. ...

1936

1941

In the years 1941 to 1977 Norges Vel organises and runs a consultancy for grazing. ...

1941

1942

Peter Øverland leaves all his properties in Bærum to Norges Vel. ...

1942

1947

Buys Hellerud farm in Skedsmo and starts attempts to breed elite species with seeds and potatoe ...

1947

1955

Starts village sociological research ...

1955

1959

Arranges the agriculture anniversary exhibition on Ekebergsletta in Oslo with 850 000 attendees. ...

1959

1960

Appoints technical agricultural committee and establishes consultancy for neighbourhood cooperatives. Starts experiments with feed conservation. ...

1960

1961

Project with main point being science around root growth. ...

1961

1965

Education project «Youth and industrial measures in the village», from 1970 «increasing business activity in villages». ...

1965

1966

Project with main point being the science behind grass growth. ...

1966

1967

Appointed committee for Collaboration between craft businesses, smaller industry and the tourist sector ...

1967

1968

Consultation and help to organise Norway's fish farming sector as well as working as the secretary for the Norwegians fish farming association. ...

1968

1968

The action "Hosts by the road" was created to improve the standard of dining places along the roads. ...

1968

1968

Starts the "Keep Norway Clean" action for better hygiene and nature conservation along country roads. ... Read more

1968

From 1969 to 1977 the "Keep Norway clean" action was put into effect in all municipalities.

Kjell Aukrust was given the mission to make a figue that could accompany the campaign. therefore the worried and sluggish hedgehog called Ludvig was created.

1971

Cooperation with the institute for livestock breeding at Norway's agricultural school about a research station for fish on Sunndalsøra. ...

1971

1978

Moving main office from Oslo to the new administrative building at Hellerud. ...

1978

1978

Building and running a school farm for education of children about farming and forestry on Hellerud farm in Skedsmo. ...

1978

1978

Started projects in developing nations with Norad and cooperative organisations. ...

1978

1979

Work to establish research and education about cooperatives at high schools and universities. ... Read more

1979

The education project in cooperatives "Together" was introduced in 1984.

1980

Project "increase the utilisation of inland fish". ...

1980

1980

Takes over responsibility of stem breeding of seeds and opens a seed center for treatment and storage at Hellerud. ...

1980

1981

Goes into cooperation with the international cooperative alliance, ICA about training and capacity gains in a cooperative. ...

1981

1982

Takes part in the kitting out of a Norwegian agriculture museum. ...

1982

1983

Arranges the first agriculture week on our own ground on Hellerudsletta in Skedsmo. ...

1983

1984

Coarse feed center at Hellerud is done. Combined reseach and service center that is run with Norwegian dairies, Norway's agricultural school and NOFO AS. ...

1984

1985

Enters international cooperative projects in Gambia, Nicaragua and Zambia. ...

1985

1985

Takes part in the foundation of the Norwegian Bio-energy forum (NOBIO) to advance development and use of bio-energy. ...

1985

1987

Progess in taking the use of cooperatives to new areas. ...

1987

1988

Starts environmental work: Establishing an experiment and demonstration facility in Hellerud and run consultancy on evironmentally friendly agriculture. ...

1988

1991

Working to establish "Norwegian relief teams and machine rings". ...

1991

1992

Actively working to establish village services. ...

1992

1994

Project collaboration in Palestine and Guatemala after Norway-initiated peace processes. ...

1994

1995

Establishing marking systems for Norwegian products and analysed course feed. ...

1995

1996

Organisation of farmers and fishermen in Tanzania in cooperation with Norway's raw fish team and cooperative college. ...

1996

1997

Initiating the study program "cooperation in the Village" and starting the project "living summer farms" ...

1997

1997

Establishing Max Haavelar as a marking scheme for a fair trade, now "Fairtrade Norway", together with other organisations. ...

1997

2000

Creating a national network called "The farm as an educational resouce." ...

2000

2000

Opens Exporama-center at Hellerudsletta exhibition area. ...

2000

2002

After the wars in the Balkan, Norges Vel aids in strengthening agriculture in Kosovo and Macedonia through cooperatives and education. ...

2002

2002

Developing a new value chain project to develop the rapeseed oil Odelia and Norsk Matraps SA. ...

2002

2003

Organises Global congress for cooperatives, International Cooperative Alliance in Oslo. ...

2003

2004

Established a larger alga farming project in Madagascar financed by Norad. ...

2004

2006

Norges Vel opens a regional office in Bergen. ...

2006

2006

Established a shared farming system at Øverland farm in Bærum. ...

2006

2007

Opens Norges Vel office in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and contributes to establishing the Tanzanian developmental organisation RUDI. ...

2007

2008

Developing "Business development on the farm" together with the Norwegian agriculture consultancy. ...

2008

2009

Opens an exhibition centre for salmon and brown trout in Øygarden. ...

2009

2009

200-year anniversary with a large anniversary even at the Norwegian people museum in Bygdøy, where HRH Queen Sonja was present. ...

2009

2010

Starts work developing algaculture into a strong, new and sustainable costal industry for Norway. ...

2010

2011

Developing a model for an organisation of farming of the freshwater fish tilapia on Madagascar. ...

2011

2012

The Norges Vel initiated development organisation RUDI receives a prestigious award for their development work in Africa. The award is handed over by Kofi Annan. utviklingsorganisa ... Read more

2012

In the end of September RUDI was given an award for their work as a bridge builder and competency development organisation during the The African Green Revolution Forum in Arusha, Tanzania. Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general and board leader in Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa, awarded the recognition.

2012

Establishes collaboration with Brynild group, Felleskjøpet and IKURU about the direct import o ...

2012

2013

Commited as secretary general of the Norwegian solar power association and is responsible for the day to day running of the association. ...

2013

2013

A new focus are for Norges Vel is contributing to the integration of immigrants through food qu ...

2013

2014

Takes over the property Varghiet woods in Sør-Trøndelag and strengthens their commitment to business development in the area. ...

2014

2015

Norges Vel becomes a leading partner in Craft Read, a business development project where crafts businesses in the North-Atlantic region are convertet to economuseums, becoming livi ...

2015

2015

Valuechain project with Norsk Matbygg / Duga has a new and healthy type of corn being released ...

2015

2016

Giving out a handbook on the establishment and management of farm based bio-gas plants in addit ...

2016

2016

The Norwegian embassy in Mozambique invites Norges Vel to develop a fish farming project on the basis of the success of the Madagascan project. ...

2016

2017

Norwegian kelp farming association is created on the foundation of a network of kelp farmers th ...

2017

The Royal Norwegian Society For Development

phone +47 64 83 20 00

e-mail norgesvel@norgesvel.no

contact Postboks 115, 2026 Skjetten

address Bråteveien 200, 2013 Skjetten

fabric Org.nr.: 965208739