About Ingrid Petersson

Ingrid Petersson is currently the Inquiry Chair of two Swedish inquiries; the Inquiry on enhanced food security and the Inquiry on research and innovation funding. For the last nine years, between 2013 and 2022, she has been the Director-General for Formas – a Swedish research council for sustainable development. Ingrid’s previous includes Science Relations and Collaborations at AstraZeneca and she has also been State Secretary at the Ministry for Agriculture. She is also on the board of the National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Forest Agency and has previously been on the Board of the Swedish Agricultural University and Stockholm Environment Institute and chaired the Swedish Agenda 2030-delegation. In 2021 Ingrid left as Vice-President of Science Europé after six years in this position.


March 22, 14:25

The Swedish food system – how can we become more resilient and sustainable?

This session will be broken into two parts. Firstly, the unexpected crisis in the global food supply chains and the consequences for Sweden. This will take an international outlook on the global food chains that Sweden depends on and explore how the outside world affects Sweden and our food preparedness. The second part will discuss blue food – a key to sustainable food in the future. Seafood can make a substantial contribution to our future food supply. Blue food is a seafood center that brings together research and a diversity of Swedish actors to build the conditions for Swedish production of the seafood of the future.