Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (Ukraine)

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Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food
Міністерство аграрної політики та продовольства України
Logo of Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.svg
Agency overview
Formed 15 June 1917
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Agrarian Policy
Jurisdiction  Ukraine
Headquarters 24, Khreschatyk street, Kiev, Ukraine, 01001 [1]
Agency executive
Parent agency Cabinet of Ministers
Website Official website
Flag of the ministry

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (Ukrainian: Міністерство аграрної політики та продовольства) is a central executive authority of Ukraine in charge of country's agro-development. It is one of the oldest government agencies of Ukraine.

Ministry activity is coordinated by the Cabinet of Ukraine. Ministry is the main authority in the system of central government responsible for national agricultural policy supervising and implementation including policy on agriculture and food security, public policy in the fields of fishery and fishery protection, use and reproduction of aquatic resources, regulation of fishery and maritime security, veterinary medicine, species protection, land related questions, mapping and surveying, forestry and hunting, surveillance (monitoring) in agriculture.

History[edit]

The precursor of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine was the General Secretariat of Land Affairs, established on June 15, 1917 under the Government of the Central Council of Ukraine.

  • Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR
  • Ministry of Fruits and Vegetables of the Ukrainian SSR
  • Ministry of Rural Construction of the Ukrainian SSR
  • Ministry of Meat and Milk Industry of the Ukrainian SSR
  • Ministry of Food Industry of the Ukrainian SSR
  • Ministry of Preparations of the Ukrainian SSR
  • State Committee of the Ukrainian SSR on production and technical provision of agriculture
  • Main Administration in gardening, viticulture and wine industry of the Ukrainian SSR
  • State Agro-Industrial Committee of the Ukrainian SSR: 1986 - 1992[4] (part of the State Agro-Industrial Committee of the USSR)
    • Kolhosps (along with the Council of kolhosps of the Ukrainian SSR)
    • Ministry of Bread products of the Ukrainian SSR
    • Ministry of Amelioration and Water Management of the Ukrainian SSR
    • Ministry of Forestry of the Ukrainian SSR
    • Ukrainian Administration in Fishing
    • Ukoopspilka
  • State Committee on Social Development of Village: 1991 - 1993[5]
  • State Committee on Bread products: 1991 - 1993[6][7]
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food: 1992 - 1993[8]
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food: 1993 - 1998[9]
    • Administrations of agriculture and food
    • Administrations of agriculture and food in raion state administrations
    • Inspections on preparations and quality of agriculture products of regional state administrations
    • Inspections of state technical supervision on status of agricultural vehicles in regional state administrations
  • State Committee on gardening, viticulture and wine industry: 1994 - 1998[10]
  • Ministry of Fishing: 1995 - 1997[11]
  • Ministry of Agro-Industrial Complex (APK): 1997 - 2000[12]
  • State Committee of Fishing: 1997 - 2000[15]
  • State Committee in monopoly on production and circulation of alcohol, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products: 1998 - 2000[16]
  • Ministry of Agrarian Policy: 2000 - 2011[17]
  • Ukrainian State Concern in gardening, viticulture and wine industry: 2000–present[18]

Structure[edit]

Subordinate authorities[edit]

Subdivisions[edit]

  • Office of the support service of the Minister
  • Office of Inner Audit
  • Department of Legal and Legislative Work
  • Anti-Corruption Sector
  • Department of Economic Development of Agricultural Market
  • Department of financial and credit policy and accounting
  • Department of Foreign Economic Relations
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of livestock
  • Department of food
  • Department for technical support and Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Public Information, interaction with the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and consideration of appeals
  • Department of Personnel
  • Department of the Control
  • Department of Science and Education of Agro-industry and Rural Development
  • Department of communication with media, PR and Information
  • Office of Management of State Property
  • Operational-regime Office
  • Sector of Safety and Fire Safety.

Ministry Commission[edit]

  • Committee on Rural Development
  • Commission of the development of agricultural market of Ukraine
  • Committee on Land Relations

Scientific institutions[edit]

  • Agricultural higher education institutions
  • Research institutions
  • Subordinated organization
  • Other institutions of Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food

Advisory structures[edit]

As an advisory structure, under the Ministry acts a Public Council. Its activities are governed by the Regulations of the Public Council. Chairman of the Public Council is Leonid Kozachenko, president of the All-Ukrainian public organization "Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation".

List of Ministers[edit]

Ukrainian People's Republic[edit]

Land Cultivation[edit]

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
General Secretariat of Land Affairs Borys Martos June 1917 August 1917
General Secretariat of Land Cultivation Mykhailo Savchenko-Bilskyi September 1917 December 1917
Bohdan-Oleksandr Zarudnyi December 1917 January 1918
Ministry of Bread Production Arystarkh Ternychenko January 1918 February 1918
Ministry of Land Affairs Mykola Kovalevskyi February 1918 April 1918
Vasyl Kolokoltsov May 1918 October 1918
Volodymyr Leontovych October 1918 November 1918
Sergei Gerbel November 1918 December 1918
Mykyta Shapoval December 1918 February 1919
Eugene Archipenko February 1919 April 1919
Mykola Kovalevskyi April 1919 May 1920
Isaak Mazepa May 1920 November 1920

Food[edit]

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
General Secretariat of Food Mykola Stasyuk June 1917 August 1917
Mykola Kovalevskyi November 1917 January 1918
Ministry of Food Dmytro Koliukh January 1918 March 1918
Yuriy Sokolovskyi April 1918 October 1918
Ministry of Food Affairs Borys Martos December 1918 February 1919

Western Ukrainian People's Republic[edit]

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
State Secretariat of Land Affairs Stepan Baran November 1918 December 1918
Mykhailo Martynets December 1918 Summer 1919

Ukrainian People's Republic of Soviets[edit]

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
People's Secretariat of Land Affairs Yevhen Terletskyi December 1917 March 1918
Vasyl Shakhrai March 1918 April 1918

In March-April of 1918 with the help of Central Powers, Ukraine was liberated from Bolsheviks.

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic[edit]

The following list relates to institutions of the previously created by Bolsheviks Ukrainian People's Republic of Soviets.[19]

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
People's Secretariat of Land Affairs Vladimir Meshcheryakov 1919 1919
occupation of Ukraine by the Russian monarchists
People's Commissariat of Land Affairs Dmitry Manuilsky 1920 1921
Miron Vladimirov (Scheinfinkel) 1921 1922
Ivan Klymenko 1922 1925
Yakym Dudnyk February 1925 December 1926
Alexander Schlichter 1927 1929
Nikolai Demchenko December 1929 February 1932
Oleksa Tryliskyi February 1932 October 1932
Aleksandr Odintsov October 1932 January 1934
Nykyfor Skalyha January 1934 May 1934
Lev Papernyi 1934 1937
Kostiantyn Moiseyenko March 1937 July 1937
Zinoviy Siderskyi July 1937 November 1937
Ivan Murza 1938 1940
Hryhoriy Butenko 1940 1941
Due to World War II, the government was evacuated to Saratov
Hryhoriy Butenko 1943 1946
Ministry of Land Affairs Hryhoriy Butenko 1946 1947
Ministry of Agrarian (Rural) Business Hryhoriy Butenko 1947 1949
Vladimir Matskevich 1949 1950
Nikifor Kalchenko April 1950 May 1952
Mark Spivak April 1952 May 1953
Ministry of Agrarian (Rural) Business and Preparations Mark Spivak 1953 1953
Ministry of Agrarian (Rural) Business Mark Spivak 1953 1965
Petro Doroshenko 1965 1971
Petro Pohrebnyak 1971 1976
Mykhailo Khoronzhyi February 1976 January 1985
Oleksandr Tkachenko January 1985 November 1985
State Committee of Agro-Industrial Business Yuriy Kolomiets November 1985 October 1989
??? October 1989 July 1990
Mykola Sydorenko July 1990 August 1991

Transitional period[edit]

On 21 May 1991 Oleksandr Tkachenko was appointed as a State Minister on issues of Agrarian Policy and Food – Minister of Agrarian (Rural) Business of Ukraine (until 24 August 1991 Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic).

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
State Committee of Agro-Industrial Business Oleksandr Tkachenko May 1991 February 1992

Ukraine[edit]

Name of Ministry Name of minister Term of Office
Start End
Ministry of Agrarian (Rural) Business and Food Vasyl Tkachuk February 1992 December 1992
Yuriy Karasyk December 1992 August 1995
Pavlo Haidutskyi August 1995 June 1996
Anatoliy Khorishko June 1996 February 1997
Mykhailo Zubets February 1997 July 1997
Yuriy Karasyk July 1997 April 1998
Ministry of Agro-Industrial Policy Borys Supikhanov April 1998 July 1999
Mykhailo Hladiy July 1999 January 2000
Ministry of Agrarian Policy Ivan Kyrylenko January 2000 April 2002
Serhiy Ryzhuk April 2002 January 2004
Viktor Slauta January 2004 December 2004
??? December 2004 February 2005
Oleksandr Baranivskyi February 2005 August 2006
Yuriy Melnyk August 2006 March 2010
Mykola Prysyazhnyuk March 2010 December 2010
Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Prysyazhnyuk December 2010 February 2014
Ihor Shvaika February 2014 December 2014
Oleksiy Pavlenko December 2014 April 2016
Taras Kutovyi April 2016 present

State Committee of Agro-Industrial Business[edit]

In 1985 the Ministry was transformed into the State Committee on Agrarian and Industrial Economy of Ukraine (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic). The head of the committee was Yuriy Kolomiets who at the same time was the first deputy chairman of the council of ministers of the Ukrainian SSR. Oleksandr Tkachenko and Viktor Sytnyk were the first deputies of Kolomiets.

The State Committee (also known as Derzhahroprom) included number of other ministries and its regional branches.[20]

  • Ukrainian branch of the VASKhNIL
  • Central administration on production and processing of plants
  • Central administration of food industry
  • Central administration on material and technical supply
  • Central administration on human resources and external relations
  • Central administration on fruit-vegetable economy and potatoes
  • Central administration on production, preparation, and processing of products of animal husbandry
  • Central administration on mechanization and electrification
  • Central administration on capital construction project and reconstruction
  • Forest Ministry
  • Ministry of Amelioration and Water Management
  • Ministry of Bread Products
  • "Ukrholovrybhosp"
  • Ukoopspilka
  • Republican cooperative and state association on agrarian and industrial construction
  • Republican of scientific and production association on agro-chemical servicing of agrarian business
  • NASU Institute of Economy
  • Department of agrarian production management (Ukrainian science and research institute of economy and organization of agrarian business of Aleksandr Schlichter)
  • representatives of the Central administration of statistics (deputy chief), the Ministry of Finance (first deputy), the Derzhplan (first deputy director), the Derzhpostach (first deputy), the Ukrainian Office (Kontor) of Gosbank (deputy director)
  • regional branches of all oblasts of Ukraine

See also[edit]

  • Ukrainian production-technological support of agriculture
  • Agrarian Fund[21]
  • Grain elevators companies[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of the Ministry. Contact Us". 2017. 
  2. ^ New Cabinet formed in Ukraine, UNIAN (14 April 2016)
  3. ^ "Official website of the Ministry. Taras Kutovyi". 2017. 
  4. ^ About adopting regulations on the State Agro-Industrial Committee of the Ukrainian SSR.
  5. ^ About adopting regulations on the State Committee on Social Development of Village.
  6. ^ Issues of the State Committee on Bread products.
  7. ^ About adopting regulations on the State Committee on Bread products.
  8. ^ Issues of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
  9. ^ About adopting regulations on the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
  10. ^ Regulations on the State Committee on gardening, viticulture and wine industry.
  11. ^ Regulations on the Ministry of Fishing.
  12. ^ Regulations on the Ministry of Agro-Industrial Complex.
  13. ^ Regulations on the Committee of Food Industry.
  14. ^ Regulations on the Committee on gardening, viticulture and wine industry.
  15. ^ Regulations on the State Committee of Fishing.
  16. ^ Regulations on the State Committee in monopoly on production and circulation of alcohol, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco products.
  17. ^ Issues of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.
  18. ^ On creation of the Ukrainian State Concern in gardening, viticulture and wine industry.
  19. ^ Ministry of Agrarian Economy of the Ukrainian SSR (Мiнiстерство сiльського господарства УРСР). Central State Archives of Higher Bodies of Power and Administration of Ukraine.
  20. ^ About confirmation composition of the State Committee on Agrarian and Industrial Economy (Про затвердження складу Державного агропромислового комітету УРСР). Verkhovna Rada.30 December 1985
  21. ^ Agrarian Fund. Official website.
  22. ^ Grain elevators companies. Catalog.

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