SWEDEN - FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE
In 2010, Sweden spent US$235 million on agriculture, which accounted for 4.6% of total ODA; agriculture is not a core priority of Swedish development assistance. 50% or US$117 million were channeled multilaterally with the other half handled bilaterally by Sida.
Swedish bilateral ODA to agriculture increased to US$139 million in 2011. The largest amounts of funds were allocated to rural development (25.2%), agricultural development (14.9%), agricultural research (11.9%) and agricultural extension (10.7%).
The largest multilateral recipients included the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA, 42.3%), the EU Institutions (30.4%) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Sweden contributed US$58 million to the IFAD between 2010 and 2012, and pledged US$73 million to the IFAD’s Ninth Replenishment (2013—2015). In 2012, Sweden contributed US$6.7 million to the FAO and US$95 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Sub-Saharan Africa received 52.7% of all contributions to agriculture in 2011. The largest share by far of Swedish bilateral ODA to agriculture in 2011 went to Kenya (14.6%), followed by Mozambique (8%), Bolivia (5.9%) and Ethiopia (4.8%). Swedish contributions to the special food initiative in connection with the food crisis totaled US$13.88 million (SEK 100 million) in 2009, which was followed up and extended in 2010 and 2011.
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