Hanna E Svensson
ProjektledareContact Hanna E
A safe and secure supply of food and drinking water is essential for human life and health. It becomes even more vital during peacetime crisis, increased preparedness and times of war.
The food system is complex. It is based on well-functioning global trade with just-in-time production. Today half of all food – that is every second bite – is imported. Sweden is highly dependent on imports. In times of crisis and war, our nation’s survival is put to the test.
Food security is an important preparedness sector in civil defence. By strengthening civil defence, our ability to handle crisis will increase and our crisis preparedness is strengthened.
Food and drinking water in crisis preparedness and civil defense is about maintaining the sufficient supply to the country's population even when disruptions occur. In the event of a crisis caused by extreme weather, the consequence of, for instance, a closed port can mean interruptions or production losses in the food chain. When essential goods, chemicals, raw materials and inputs are prevented from reaching their destination, food production risks being stopped or reduced.
RISE contributes by supporting industry and the public sector with expertise linked to food and drinking water. In addition to promoting collaboration between different actors, we contribute with theoretical and practical expertise in a variety of areas, such as: