How Does Permaculture Stack Up in the Real Economy?


Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir is Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the University of Iceland. Her research pertains to sustainability in its widest context including nature protection, economics, society and wellbeing. Kristín is working on soil sustainability indicators, undertaking a fertility study of conventional versus organic farming and establishing a framework for a sustainable financial system.

She has been a member of grant panels for the EC (Brussels), NERC (UK), NSF (USA) and ESA (Netherlands). She was the chair of the Schumacher Society, a board member of the Balaton Group, Scientific Adviser to Health Empowerment Through Nutrition and a Trustee of the Ecological Sequestration Trust.

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Institute of Earth Sciences

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