Access to food in Sweden remains good

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In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Minister for Rural Affairs Anna-Caren Sätherberg, Swedish Food Agency Director General Annica Sohlström and Swedish Board of Agriculture Director General Christina Nordin held a press briefing on 22 March on food security in Sweden.

“I know that there is concern. That’s why I want to make it clear that food security in Sweden is good. Our Swedish government agencies do not see a risk of lack of food products or access to food in Sweden,” says Ms Sätherberg.

Sweden has little trade exposure to Russia, and this also applies to the food sector. However, Ukraine is a major producer of grain, and the war is affecting market access and price trends.

Food security in Sweden is good, but it is important that the Government and our government agencies continuously monitor and analyse developments.