Rural affairs

The land and water-based or green industries are important primary industries. They account for a significant share of land use in rural areas and have a unique role in the management of the landscape’s natural and cultural values. This provides conditions for conducting other forms of business activities in rural areas, such as activities related to experiences and recreation. The policy area also includes issues relating to livestock, fisheries, hunting and game management, agriculture, forestry and food.

Responsible for rural affairs

Responsible minister

Minister for Rural Affairs Sven-Erik Bucht
Sven-Erik Bucht Minister for Rural Affairs

Responsible ministry


News about rural affairs

  • Water and food security in a future that is not what it used to be

    Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

    In the Swedish FAO Committee’s discussion paper, the significance of water for food security is discussed. The paper presents examples of new forms of collaboration around the world. According to the authors the human rights to water and food must be implemented so that the basic needs of vulnerable groups can be met.

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