Økoringen Vest, which translates as the Ecoring West is a membership organisation for farmers and others in Sogn og Fjordane that have an interest in and want to promote organic farming.
The purpose of Økoringen Vest is to offer guidance and act as a consultant and researcher for their members. The organisation also offers educational material to promote organic agriculture, in other words an environmentally and resource friendly agriculture which prioritises the quality of products and a fertile earth without the use of artificial fertilisers and synthetic pesticides.
In later years ØV have also focused on developing local foods, especially organically produced food.
ØV was established in 1988 and now consists of approximately 130 members and 90 associated members. The association has one employee and has its office space in Kaupanger. http://okoringenvest.nlr.no
ØV is affilitated with “Norsk Landbruksrådgiving (NLR)”, the Organisation for Norwegian Agricultural Advice. Along with other advisors that work within organic agriculture, they are behind the paper “Økologisk Landbruk” which translates as organic agriculture. http://okologisklandbruk.nlr.no
ØV works closely with the Sogn School of Organic Agriculture and Horticulture (SJH) Oikois (Organic Norway) West. ØV and Oikos West also share a website: www.fjordvett.no
Unfortunately all of the above links lead to information in Norwegian only.