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Your food - Their Water Crisis? Peruvian asparagus industry causes lack of water and labour rights abuses: what can Swedish companies and consumers do? Har passerat

Torsdag 15 november 2018 13:30 - 14:00 Globala scenen

Talare: Georg Andrén , Malena Wåhlin

Swedish food retailers source asparagus and other vegetables from Peru. These are popular products among Swedish consumers. While the agro exporting companies in Peru use 90 per cent of the groundwater, local population has access to water at best a couple of hours a day and at worst only once every two or three weeks. According to new research conducted by Diakonia and Swedwatch, lack of water causes diarrhea and other diseases to spread, small-scale farmers to leave their lands and sometimes violent conflicts to occur. 

Please join us at the launch of a new Diakonia- Swedwatch report, to watch a short documentary from Peru and discuss the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders.


Diakonia, Swedwatch


Etniska minoriteter, Konflikt, Mänskliga rättigheter, Naturresurser, Ojämlikhet, Trakasserier, Urfolk



Prioriterade målgrupper

Gymnasieelever, Studenter vid högskola/universitet, Civilsamhälle, Tjänstepersoner vid kommun , Tjänstepersoner vid landsting/region, Tjänstepersoner vid statliga myndigheter/departement, Förtroendevalda, Näringsliv, Media






Georg Andrén Talare

Diakonias generalsekreterare

Malena Wåhlin Talare

Researcher at Swedwatch