Magnar Forbord

Senior Researcher -

Magnar Forbord is educated as agricultural economist at Norwegian Agricultural College in 1984 (NMBU). He has a PhD from Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2003. Forbord’s research is largely related to various aspects of agriculture, such as co-operatives, development of new businesses, property management, public management, recruitment, rural tourism, bioenergy and bioeconomy. On these topics, he has published a number of articles in international journals, book chapters, research reports and chronicles. The doctoral thesis analyses the development of business networks to establish local processing in agriculture. In 2012 he was editor-in-chief of the book “Turisme i distriktene” published by Tapir Akademisk Forlag. Since 1994, he has led many projects at Centre for Rural Research (RURALIS), several of which where he has been central in the acquisition. Forbord has held a number of lectures for various audiences, such as farmers’ organizations, municipalities, county governors, ministries, directorates, and colleges and universities. Currently he is involved in research projects on bio economy, nature-based tourism and land fragmentation in agriculture.