Hunger, agriculture and aid

Wheat field. Photo: Erik-Jan Leusink / Unsplash

Date: September 20, 2022
Date: September 13, 2022
Time: 10:00
Start date: September 20, 2022
Event summary: The Expert Group for Aid studies organizes a seminar to launch two reports on food, aid and agriculture.

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.