The Swedish government is looking at the possibility of giving a trade aid package worth 2.5 billion kronor ($3.1 billion) to help feed a growing population, Swedish media reported Wednesday.
The proposal is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at addressing the country’s growing population crisis.
Sweden is among the European Union countries that have faced food shortages due to a global pandemic.
Swedes are expected to reach the 10 million mark by 2030, and the country is currently facing a severe food shortage caused by the lack of adequate food supplies.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said in December that Sweden would give a package of about 1.2 billion krone ($2.2 million) worth of aid to assist in the reconstruction of the country.
Switzerland, the largest country in Europe, has been among the countries most generous donors in recent years.
Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann has also pledged to provide a total of 2.8 billion krons ($3 billion) in aid for the country in the coming years.
In recent years, Switzerland has become a global destination for foreign aid, and some of its members have begun to offer aid to other countries as well.