Trygve Haugeland graduated from the
Agricultural College of Norway in 1937. From 1946 up to 1953
he was headmaster of Lyngdal jordbruksskole, an
In 1963-1966 Haugeland was hired by the Norwegian Lutheran
Mission Society to establish an agricultural school in
Ethiopia. He later worked for the Methodist Church and
Norwegian Church Aid in Liberia and Sudan, and was a member
of the board of NORAD (The Norwegian Agency for Development
Cooperation) in 1968-1972.
Haugeland was a member of the Storting in 1957-1961 and was
Minister of Environmental Affairs in a coalition government
in 1972-1973. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel
Committee in 1974-1984.