The government is to inject SEK 50 million into organic food production in response to growing demand. The initiative is expected to create some 10,000-15,000 jobs in the industry, according to Sven-Erik Bucht, the minister for rural affairs.
The total value of sales of organic food amounted to SEK 3.9 billion in 2016, an increase of 18 per cent. This corresponds to 8.7 per cent of total food sales, reports Ekoweb.
The government’s goal is for 30 per cent of Sweden’s agricultural land to be organically-managed by 2030. Sweden currently has an organic share of farming of around 18 per cent.
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