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Arctic farmer defies icy conditions to grow vegetables

On the icy Norwegian islands of Svalbard, located well above the Arctic Circle, the maximum temperature was just 13°C last year and the minimum temperature a frosty -24°C. For more than three months of the year, the sun doesn't even rise over Svalbard. And yet, one farmer and chef has taken it upon himself to try to grow food there. FRANCE 24's team went to meet him.

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This report was produced with the support of Norwegian.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Emerald Maxwell.

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