Swedish Board of Agriculture

Last changed: 22 April 2022
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The Swedish board of agriculture publish calls for proposals and tenders within the rural development program and the marine and fishery programs.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture is responsible for the management of agriculture, fishing, reindeer husbandry and rural areas in Sweden, promoting the capacity of Sweden to produce food in a sustainable and profitable way, as well as contributing to good animal welfare and a high quality of life in rural areas. The Swedish Board of Agriculture primarily works towards three aims:

  • That Sweden should have a competitive, sustainable, profitable and increasing food production.
  • That Sweden should achieve its environmental goals and that production should be more resource-efficient.
  • That Sweden should have good protection of animals, plants and health.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture is in addition responsible for distributing money from EU funds to various beneficiaries, including the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund, and is further responsible for crisis prevention and management in the agricultural sector.

Types of funding

The Swedish Board of Agriculture funds research and innovation, but also launches regular calls for cooperation projects and skills development. In the vast majority of cases, the funding from the Swedish Board of Agriculture is distributed through one of the following programs:

  • The Swedish rural development programm
  • The marine and fisheries program
  • The regional and social fund program for rural development
  • Agricultural support that is fully funded by the EU

The Swedish Board of Agriculture also publishes thematic calls for support, which are best followed via the authority's website "Temporary support and calls", see link below.

Project calculator, co-funding & financial reporting

Project calculator
Contact department economist for support with budgeting in SLU´s project calculator.

General rules are at ”Jordbruksverkets krav för ansökan och redovisning av projekt (word)". Calculation of indirect costs 2021-2023 are in Ekonomimeddelande 2024:3.

Financial reporting
Questions about using SLU´s financial system for financial reporting to SBA can be put to projektekonomi@slu.se

How to apply

Applications to the Swedish Board of Agriculture are submitted via the authority's own “e-tjänst”.

Since applications to the Swedish Board of Agriculture do not follow any specific template, the format and content of the application need to be adapted to the instructions given for each type of support or individual call.

Templates for budgeting and making calculations of indirect costs can be downloaded via the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s web pages, often directly linked from the relevant page for each form of support or call text. The call text usually also contains information about the assessment criteria that will be used to evaluate the application.

Support with your application

Grants Office is happy to answer your questions and give advice.

Managing a project

Clear instructions for the management and reporting for all types of support is available at the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s web site.