Divergent development trajectories: Tvøroyri and Vágur in the Faroes

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Abstract

The two municipalities of Tvøroyri and Vágur on the island of Suðuroy represent the
Faroese cases in this study on sustainable value chains and community resilience.
The focus in the text is on changes in the most important value chains for these two
communities during the period between 2000 and 2020. Tvøroyri and Vágur are
interesting in a comparative perspective because of their proximity and similar
circumstances, and yet divergent developmental trajectories. This has become
particularly evident in the past decade during which the municipality of Vágur has
consciously sought to forge a development path towards a more diversified and
experience-based economy, while in Tvøroyri large investments have been made in
the pelagic fisheries industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValue Chains and Resilient Coastal Communities in the North Atlantic
Subtitle of host publicationA report from the project Sustainable Value Chains in Nordic Coastal Communities (NorValue)
EditorsGestur Hovgaard, Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers
Chapter4
Pages72-97
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-893-7437-8
ISBN (Print)978-92-893-7222-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameTemaNord
PublisherNordic Council of Ministers

Keywords

  • Coastal communities
  • Resilience
  • North Atlantic
  • Value Chains
  • Fisheries
  • Municipalities

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