Hunger, agriculture and aid
Date: September 20, 2022
This event is hosted by the Expert Group on Aid Studies (EBA). Note that the event is in Swedish.
The number of hungry people, as well as the number of people living in extreme poverty in the world is increasing. Tackling this, broad and well-functioning food supply systems are required. To reduce poverty, agricultural development is central, especially in low-income countries. How does Swedish aid relate to these challenges? A new evaluation from Sida and a new report from the Expert Group for Aid Studies show that the focus on these issues is modest.
How should this be interpreted? Are analyses of, and support for, these areas insufficient? Or have the issues been integrated and become self-written parts of Sweden’s development cooperation? And, when such broad social problems are highlighted: is it reasonable to start from a specific economic sector, such as agriculture, for the design of aid?
Ian Christoplos, Lead Consultant, Glemminge Development Research
Ivar Virgin, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
Matilda Baraibar Norberg, Researcher, Economic history, Stockholm University
True Schedvin, Head of Unit Global Sustainable Economic Development, Sida
Arne Bigsten, Professor Emeritus, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
Sara Johansson de Silva, EBA
The event takes place in Stockholm. It is also possible to attend on Zoom, or through a YouTube livestream.