Secured Food Supply

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Sofia BJÖRNSSON
Federation of Swedish Farmers

I work for the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF) and at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked intensively to secure food supply. Within LRF and our members, we have a structure for farmers in need. If a farmer falls ill, there are care groups who can help them with the animals or other practicalities during the illness. This system was set in motion rapidly in March.

LRF has also tried to help businesses match staff. One example of this was a vegetable producer employing people from a nearby hotel and there are many other examples. Initially, there was a shortage of staff in the vegetable and forest sectors but this has now more or less been resolved.

One very practical example is that the LRF office in Stockholm donated foils from overhead projectors to make protective visors for use in the healthcare system.