Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Poland)

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Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi
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Headquarters ul. Wspólna 30, Warsaw
Agency executive Marek Sawicki, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Parent agency Council of Ministers
Website www.minrol.gov.pl
Building of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
One of the entrances to the Ministry's main building

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Ministerstwo Rolnictwa i Rozwoju Wsi) was formed on October 1999, from transformation of Ministry of Agriculture and Food Economy of Poland; the ministry can trace its history to 1944.

The Ministry's 1999 incarnation was because development of rural regions was Poland's greatest political, economic, and social challenge that was uncontested by both coalition and opposition politicians.[1]

The ministry is concerned with various aspects of Polish agriculture and improving its rural areas.

The current minister is Marek Sawicki.

List of ministers[edit]

Minsters of Agriculture in communist Poland (1944-1989)[edit]

Ministers of Agriculture and Food Economy (1989-1999)[edit]

No. Name Term of Offices Party Served under
1 Czesław Janicki 20 December 1989 - 6 July 1990 United People's Party/Polish People's Party Tadeusz Mazowiecki
2 Janusz Byliński 14 September 1990 - 14 December 1990 Polish People's Party - People's Agreement Tadeusz Mazowiecki
3 Adam Tański 12 January 1991 - 5 December 1991 None Jan Krzysztof Bielecki
4 Gabriel Janowski 23 December 1991 - 8 April 1993 Polish People's Party - People's Agreement Jan Olszewski, Waldemar Pawlak, Hanna Suchocka
Janusz Byliński (acting) 8 April 1993 - July, 1993 Conservative People's Party Hanna Suchocka
Jacek Janiszewski (acting) July, 1993 - 26 October 1993 People's Christian Party Hanna Suchocka
5 Andrzej Śmietanko 26 October 1993 - 1 March 1995 Polish People's Party Waldemar Pawlak
6 Roman Jagieliński 4 March 1995 - 10 April 1997 Polish People's Party Józef Oleksy, Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
7 Jarosław Kalinowski 24 April 1997 - 17 October 1997 Polish People's Party Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz
8 Jacek Janiszewski 31 October 1997 - 26 March 1999 Conservative People's Party Jerzy Buzek
9 Artur Balazs 26 March 1999 - 19 October 1999 Conservative People's Party Jerzy Buzek

Ministers of Agriculture and Rural Development (1999-present)[edit]

No. Name Term of Offices Party Served under
1 Artur Balazs 19 October 1999 - 19 October 2001 Conservative People's Party Jerzy Buzek
2 Jarosław Kalinowski 19 October 2001 - 3 March 2003 Polish People's Party Leszek Miller
3 Adam Tański 3 March 2003 - 2 July 2003 None Leszek Miller
4 Wojciech Olejniczak 2 July 2003 - 31 May 2005 Democratic Left Alliance Leszek Miller, Marek Belka
5 Józef Jerzy Pilarczyk 31 May 2005 - 31 October 2005 None Marek Belka
6 Krzysztof Jurgiel 31 October 2005 - 5 May 2006 Law and Justice Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz
7 Andrzej Lepper 5 May 2006 - 22 September 2006 Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Jarosław Kaczyński
Jarosław Kaczyński (acting) 22 September 2006 - 16 October 2006 Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński
8 Andrzej Lepper 16 October 2006 - 9 July 2007 Self-Defense of the Republic of Poland Jarosław Kaczyński
Jarosław Kaczyński (acting) 9 July 2007 - 31 July 2007 Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński
9 Wojciech Mojzesowicz 31 July 2007 - 16 November 2007 Law and Justice Jarosław Kaczyński
10 Marek Sawicki 16 November 2007 – 26 July 2012 Polish People's Party Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk (acting) 26 July 2012 - 31 July 2012 Civic Platform Donald Tusk
11 Stanisław Kalemba 31 July 2012 - 17 March 2014 Polish People's Party Donald Tusk
12 Marek Sawicki 17 March 2014 - present Polish People's Party Donald Tusk

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