Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (South Korea)

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Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
Republic of Korea
Nongnim Susan Sikpum-bu
Agency overview
Formed 1948
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Government of South Korea
Headquarters Gwacheon, South Korea
Agency executives
Website Official English Site [1]
Headquarters in Sejong City

The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was a cabinet-level division of the government of South Korea. It is headquartered at the national government complex in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province.[1] It was established with the founding of the First Republic of Korea in 1948. In 2013, it was succeeded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

In 2007, the minister was Park Hong-soo (appointed January 2005), a farm community advocate and former Uri Party parliamentarian from Namhae. The vice minister was Park Hae-sang. Under the "participatory government" of the Roh Moo-hyun administration, the MAF has been charged with helping to create a "Society of Balance Development".

The MFAFF was responsible for areas including crop insurance, land reclamation, agricultural statistics and the development of agricultural technology including genetically modified crops and environmentally friendly agriculture. It is also responsible for direct payments to rice farmers and for aspects of preparedness for natural disasters.

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  1. ^ "Location." (Archive) Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Retrieved on 31 December 2013. "3-108 Gwacheon Government Office Bldg, joongang 1, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi"

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