Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Norway)
|Landbruks- og matdepartementet|
|Formed||February 17, 1900|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Norway|
|Minister responsible||Sylvi Listhaug
The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Norwegian: Landbruks- og matdepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established on February 17, 1900, and is responsible for agriculture, forestry and food in Norway. It is since October 2013 led by Minister of Agriculture and Food Sylvi Listhaug (Progress Party). The department reports to the parliament (Stortinget).
The ministry is divided into the following sections:
- Political staff
- Communication unit
- Department of Administrative and Economic Affairs
- Department of Forest- and Natural Resource Policy
- Department of Food Policy
- Department of Agricultural Policy
- Department of Research, Innovation and Regional Policy
Under the ministry there are four administrative agencies and two state-owned companies:
- County Governor, or Fylkesmannen (official site) Regional authority of the Government, with a Governor in each of 18 counties.
- Norwegian Agriculture Authority, or Statens landbruksforvaltning (official site) Authority for the agriculture industry.
- Norwegian Food Safety Authority, or Mattilsynet (official site) Controls all aspects of food safety, including agriculture, import and trade.
- Reindeer Husbandry Administration, or Reindriftforvaltningen (official site) Authority for the reindeer husbandry industry.
- Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food. "The Ministry’s departments". Retrieved 2007-11-25.