Agricultural aid is a low priority in Swedish aid, but the Africa Groups' secretary general, Louise Lindfors, believes that it is central to development in southern Africa. Photo: Department of foreign affairs and trade/Africa groups. Source: Flickr/Africa groups.
Of: Amanda Rossling
a revolutionary time for Sweden's civil society organisations. restructuring as the Swedish government has done in aid has meant both cuts to developing countries and to civil society in Sweden.
April 12, 2023, Interview
Climate change is forcing winegrowers in France to adapt to heat waves and drought. Photo: Jill Wellington. Source: Pixabay.
Of: Vendela Permat's Hammarbäck
Rising temperatures as a result of climate change affect food and food security throughout the world. Winegrowers in France are noticing the climate changes - and many have been forced to adapt their vineyards in order to maintain the same quality of the wine.
- You are constantly worrying about what the weather will be like, says a wine grower to Utvecklingsmagasinet.
April 3, 2023, FUF-correspondents, Report
Millions of people have suffered from hunger this year alone due to the increases in food prices in the world. Photo: Oxfam East Africa. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Of: Sandra Duru
21 million people in East Africa of hunger due to global food price increases, according to Hanna Nelson, policy manager at Oxfam Sweden. Regulating speculation on food prices and long-term aid can mitigate the consequences of food insecurity in the future – especially for girls and women who are hit hardest.
July 25, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report
Wheat is an important source of nutrition for millions of people. Photo: Yura Khomitskyi. Source: Unspalsh
Of: Idun Eklind
In total, Ukraine and Russia account for 30 percent of global wheat production and 20 percent of world corn production. As long as the conflict and fighting in Ukraine continue, the grain in the country will be both difficult to sow and harvest. Wheat and maize are the primary food for billions of people, and now the war in Europe's granary risks contributing to increased food security in countries in Africa and the Middle East.
April 28, 2022, News
The variety of terms such as “best before”, “sell by”, “eat by”, “expires on” need simplification and tailoring to regional contexts to help reduce food waste. Photo: mnplatypus / Pixabay
Of: Alexandru Mocanu
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is calling for halving the global food waste. Although high-income economies are generally assumed to display more wasteful patterns, food waste hits the Global South the hardest.
April 26, 2021, Chronicle, English, Magazine
Of: Fanny Skarborg Butler and Lynn Rabe
World food consumption today accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions and Sweden must switch to agriculture, but the opposite is happening at EU level. We need a policy that supports a sustainable and fair conversion of the agricultural system for food sovereignty, write Fanny Skarborg Butler and Linn Rabe from Framtidsjorden.
April 6, 2021, Debate
Of: FUF Lund
One of the global goals for sustainable development is to eradicate world hunger. But how will it become a reality? Listen to our interview with Anne Poulsen on the UN's food program WFP.
May 16, 2019, Interview
Of: Karin Klerby
Three years ago, it was decided that the whole world would work together towards Agenda 2030. A global agenda that includes 17 sustainability goals, the sixth of which is to ensure sustainable water use and sanitation for all. During Almedalen Week, many actors gather to discuss water. Water is a local asset, but you look up a […]
July 30, 2018, Almedalen - article