Lantmännen in meetings with the Prime Minister and the Minister for Rural Affairs – talks on Food Strategy 2.0 and increased profitability for agriculture

News, 2024

 Lantmännen has had several meetings with ministers in March with the aim of developing Swedish food production and Swedish agriculture to become as strong, profitable and robust as possible.

Tuesday, March 12. Meeting with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for Rural Affairs Peter Kullgren. Per Lindahl, Chairman of the Board of Lantmännen and a farmer, met with the Prime Minister and the Minister for Rural Affairs for a discussion on increased competitiveness and profitability in agriculture. The meeting had several topics on the agenda, including more expensive external factors, food preparedness and last year's challenging weather conditions for agriculture. 

Wednesday, March 13. Meeting with Minister for Rural Affairs Peter Kullgren. Magnus Kagevik, CEO of Lantmännen, met with the Minister for Rural Affairs when the Food Policy Council met for the first time. The aim of the Council, which is made up of CEOs of some of the largest food industry companies and trade associations, is to capture thoughts and ideas on how to The Food Strategy 2.0 should be developed. Lantmännen and the other participants discussed the conditions for increasing food production and food exports – and thus a stronger agriculture and a more robust food preparedness.

As previously announced,  Lantmännen met with Minister for Rural Affairs Peter Kullgren during the major international food fair Foodex in Tokyo in early March. The discussions focused on how Sweden can succeed in increasing food exports, and the positive consequences that follow from this, including increased food preparedness. Lantmännen was represented by Per Arfvidsson, Deputy CEO of Lantmännen, and Lars-Gunnar Edh, Head of Lantmännen's Energy Sector.

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