Can we feed the planet with 2000m2?

Congratulations to Rosendal’s Garden for being nominated for the ‘Änglamark’ prize for their project ‘Experiment 2000m2’! The project brings their scientific and practical knowledge to the forefront and illustrates their incredible commitment and innovative ideas. 

About ‘Änglamarkspriset’

The ‘Änglamarks’ prize was established in 2002 by the Coop. The aim of the prize is to encourage and highlight good environmental and ecological initiatives. It is awarded to those people or organisations who demonstrate the importance and joy in eating sustainably. They must also make valuable environmental and ecological contributions here in Sweden.

Experiment 2000m2

Experiment 2000m2 takes on the incredibly difficult but exciting challenge of cultivating a good and healthy food culture that also considers its impact on the planet and the Baltic Sea. Rosendal’s Garden has been working with new ways of cooking and different types of plants for a long time. This is with the aim of minimising the environmental impact.

Good-quality, healthy and sustainable food

2000m2 is around about how much farmland we each have per year for our food supply. This is based on the land being divided between as many people as we believe to be on the planet. Currently, the average Swede’s food supply accounts for around twice as much as this. The aim of the 2000m2 experiment is to make it possible to produce high-quality, healthy and sustainable food. That is, enough for every person, using a space of 2000 square metres. Research says that we can produce food sustainably for the 9.5 billion people expected to be on earth come 2050. However, this requires a substantial overhaul of the food systems we have today.

The project requires co-operation on a large scale; researchers, chefs, farmers, artists, communication and trade representatives have all come together to work on the project.

Experiment 2000m2 is a concrete example of how climate-friendly food can reduce CO2 emissions by 85%. Together we can turn research on sustainable development into a reality.

Experiment 2000m2 promotes and sets an example in sustainable food production (12.1,2,8)

The project demonstrates how climate-friendly food reduces CO2 emissions (13.2)

Experiment 2000m2 reduces over-fertilisation of the Baltic Sea (14.1)

It aims to protect ecosystems and promote biodiversity (15.5)

Experiment 2000m2 is a collaboration between a number of different parties across a variety of industries (17.17)

The project takes on the challenge of finding a cultivation method that does not exceed the earth’s resources (2.4)