Minister for Rural Affairs
"It should be attractive to live and work in rural areas. I see the green sector, rural development and regional growth as important components in creating jobs and growth throughout the country."
News from Sven-Erik Bucht
The agricultural sector and the drought
The extreme drought of recent months has had an impact on the Swedish agricultural sector. The Government has presented a national crisis package valued at more than SEK 1.2 billion, primarily to cover the fodder shortage and other loss of income that farmers are experiencing due to the drought. The Government and government agencies have also made it possible for farmers to receive some regulatory relief in this difficult situation.
A long-term food strategy for Sweden
Swedish food creates jobs, sustainable growth and values for society as a whole. In addition to meeting the demand for food, we gain open landscapes and lively rural communities. The national food strategy will help strengthen competitiveness and to ensure the potential of Swedish food production is fully realised to the benefit of actors and stakeholders throughout the entire food supply chain – from primary production all the way to the consumer.
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