South Greenland's Economy
South Greenland has a diverse economy. Many people work in the extensive service sector and maintain the region's infrastructure. Tourism is also gaining in importance, but a large segment of the population still works in more traditional areas like hunting, fishing and farming.
There are sheep farms scattered around South Greenland, some of them in very remote locations. Thousands of sheep are slaughtered every year, and the meat is destined exclusively for the local market.
As the earth’s climate continues to warm up, there is an increasing focus on the opportunities for agriculture in the Arctic. The agricultural research and training center in Upernaviarsuk, just a short boat ride from Qaqortoq, is exploring new crops and farming techniques for everything from broccoli to dairy products.