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Welcome investments in organic from the government

Organic Sweden, Ekologiska Lantbrukarna and KRAV welcomes the continued investments in organic in Sweden. The Government announced today that the Swedish Board of Agriculture will receive SEK 25 million per year 2021–2023 for continued work with the coordination function for organic foods as part of the food strategy. In this way, funds are now provided for continued work to achieve the economic goals set for 2030.

- There is a large consumer group who choose organic, but who also want the food to be Swedish. With these investments, we can continue to strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish organic farmers and food companies in relation to imported food, says Charlotte Bladh André, CEO of Organic Sweden.

- For Swedish organic farmers, this means that more can be done together to increase the demand and prices for the farmer for the organic food, so that the organic goals can be achieved in balance with the market, says Sofia Sollén-Norrlin, operations manager at Ekologiska Lantbrukarna.

In recent years, organic farming has been highlighted in more and more contexts as a tool for sustainable food production. Several reports from UN institutions such as the FAO, IPBES and the IPCC highlight them ekologiska lantbrukarnas methods as examples of sustainable agriculture. In EU strategies "Farm to Fork"Like"EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy”There are ambitious goals for 2030 with a bearing on organic production. Among other things, the target of 25 percent organic agricultural land within the EU by 2030.

The Swedish government has also set ambitious economic targets for 2030 and is now also investing funds to achieve these targets. This is important not least from the following perspective:

  • Organic is a tool for achieving several of our Swedish environmental goals as well The UN's global sustainability goals.
  • Organic and KRAV-marked are established market concepts that strongly contribute to both profitability and competitiveness.
  • Organic production is also less vulnerable, which has become an important issue when Sweden's self-sufficiency ability is discussed in the wake of the Corona crisis.

For the industry, the investment is an important proof that ecology is seen as a central part of the solution to society's challenges in sustainability.

- We are pleased that the recently established budget has given priority to organic, which is an important means of driving sustainable development in the food sector, says Anita Falkenek, CEO of KRAV.