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Our mission is to give research-based advisory and knowledge support to Norwegian Authorities in addition to support innovation and development of sustainable bioeconomic production. 

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15 new research projects


15 new research proposals have been granted financial support during December 2020. These are all relevant research projects either led by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute or NVI participating as a partner. The overall budget to cover the contribution of the NVI is approx. 50 million NOK.

How to avoid new and perhaps more serious pandemics?


Experts gathered by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warn in a report launched on 29 October 2020 that there may be more and worse pandemics than covid-19 in the future. The experts give advice on how we can both reduce and manage the risk of new and worse crises.

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) identified in a wild reindeer at Hardanger Plateau


On Thursday evening 10th of September, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute notified the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of a confirmed case of CWD in a wild reindeer shot during the ordinary hunt on the Hardanger plateau in central southern Norway. Material from a lymph node tested positive, while brain tissue was negative.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute contributes to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will arrange between 27-31st July, a workshop on biodiversity and pandemics in light of the recent and ongoing corona outbreak. Carlos das Neves from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute has been appointed as a participant and contributor to the workshop and the subsequent report. IPBES is the intergovernmental body, which assesses the state of biodiversity, and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.

Collaborating towards sustainable development in Africa


In January 2020, a team of three employees from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) visited Ethiopia and Malawi to map potential areas for collaboration within animal health and one health between the NVI and sister institutions in the two African countries. 

Strengthening the collaboration between Norway and Mongolia


On Tuesday 28th January, Carlos das Neves, Director for Research and Internationalisation at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute presented the NOR-MON-HEALTH report to the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, and the President of Mongolia. The report indicates that Norway and Mongolia can strengthen their cooperation within animal health and food safety.

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