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Ove Nilsson (Photo: Anne Honsel)

On their meeting on the 12th of December 2019, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA) elected 30 new fellows. Ove Nilsson, director of UPSC and professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, will be one of eight new fellows that will join the Forestry section of the academy. The fellows are chosen because of their outstanding knowledge and experience in their respective field of work. They are expected to actively participate in the activities of the Academy.

The Forestry section of the Academy works with questions regarding forest management and usage of the forest as natural resource including industrial and market aspects. It takes up specific education and counselling questions and questions related to hunting as well as environmental issues that are associated with the liability of the industry sector. Among the eight new Forestry sector fellows are six Swedish citizens and two foreign fellows. 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA) was founded in 1811. Apart from the Forestry section, it comprises two other sections, a General section and an Agricultural section. The Academy is a free and independent network organization working with issues related to agriculture, food, forestry, fishing and hunting. Its independent position shall create a unique opportunity for meetings and constructive discussions, which can be used as starting point for taking initiatives on measures or activities that stimulate development in the respective focus areas. 

Link to the announcement of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (in Swedish)