Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Sweden

In series:OECD Food and Agricultural Reviewsview more titles

Published on June 08, 2018

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Agricultural innovation in Sweden has sought to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the agri-food sector by ensuring a high level of environmental and animal welfare standards, while raising the productivity and financial viability of farms. The policies enacted to date have contributed to a high level of consumer confidence in the quality and methods of food production, but challenges remain. These include adapting new technologies that will further strengthen the high environmental, animal welfare and food standards within a more balanced regional and open trading system. In view of the high production costs in Sweden, there is a need to continue with structural adjustments and better targeted investments in the agri-food sector, as well as to improve the level of interactions between research institutions and farmers to ensure that innovative techniques are adopted by all participants.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Overall assessment and recommendations
Context and challenges facing the Swedish food and agriculture sector
The economic and institutional environment for entrepreneurship and investment in Sweden
Capacity building and public services in Sweden
Agricultural policy in Sweden
The Swedish agricultural innovation system
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