Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Spain)
|Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca,
Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Isabel García Tejerina, current Minister of Agriculture and Fishing, Food and Environment
|Formed||4 November 2016|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Spain|
|Headquarters||Paseo de la Infanta Isabel, 1
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (Spanish: Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente) also known as MAPAMA is a ministerial department of the Government of Spain. Its headquarters is in the Ministry of Agriculture Building, an emblematic nineteenth-century edifice located in Madrid, Spain.
This department includes the tasks of the former Ministry of Environment and the former Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. It has an important role in the policies against climate change and in favour of sustainable development.
The Ministry is responsible for assigning Veterinary Surgeons to carry out checks in regard to the issuing of REGA Licences (Registro de Explotación) a requirement for the ownership of horses on Spanish property and small holdings.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment is a department of the General Administration responsible for:
- Making the state legislation in water, shores, environment, hills, meteorology and climatology affairs.
- Suggesting and carrying out the general guidelines of the Government about the agricultural, fishing and food policy.
- Managing the hydraulic, maritime and terrestrial public property.
- Representing the State at the international organizations belonging to these affairs, without prejudice to the competencies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
- Coordinating the actions, cooperating and setting up the design and the implementation of all the policies which affect the Autonomous Communities and the remaining public administrations' competencies sphere, promoting their involvement through the organizations and the suitable resources.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment is organised in the following superior bodies:
- The Secretary of State of Environment
- The Under Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Environment
- The General Secretary of Agriculture and Food, acting as an Under Secretary.
- The General Secretary of Fisheries, acting as an Under Secretary.
It also has some autonomous bodies which belong to the Ministry but they have their own budget:
- Information and Food Control Agency (AICA)
- Spanish Fund of Agricultural Guarantee (FEGA)
- State Organization of Agricultural Insurances (ENESA)
- Hydrographic Confederations
- State Meteorological Agency (AEMET)
- National Parks
List of Ministers of Agriculture
|Ministers of Agriculture|
|Second Spanish Republic (1931–1939)|
|16 December 1931||12 June 1933||Marcelino Domingo (2)||PRS|
|12 June 1933||19 September 1933||Marcelino Domingo (1)||PRS|
|19 September 1933||8 October 1933||Ramón Feced Gresa (1)||PRS|
|8 October 1933||4 October 1934||Cirilo del Río Rodríguez (1)||PRP|
|4 October 1934||3 April 1935||Manuel Giménez Fernández (1)||CEDA|
|3 April 1935||6 May 1935||Juan José Benayas (1)||PRP|
|6 May 1935||25 September 1935||Nicasio Velayos Velayos (1)||PA|
|25 September 1935||29 October 1935||José Martínez de Velasco (3)||PA|
|29 October 1935||14 December 1935||Juan Usabiaga Lasquivar (3)||PRR|
|14 December 1935||30 December 1935||Joaquín de Pablo-Blanco Torres (3)||PRR|
|30 December 1935||19 February 1936||José María Álvarez Mendizábal (3)||Independent|
|19 February 1936||19 July 1936||Mariano Ruiz-Funes García (1)||IR|
|19 July 1936||19 July 1936||Ramón Feced Gresa (1)||IR|
|19 July 1936||4 September 1936||Mariano Ruiz-Funes García (1)||IR|
|4 September 1936||1 April 1939||Vicente Uribe (1)||PCE|
|Dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1936–1975)|
|3 October 1936||30 January 1938||Eufemio Olmedo (4)|
|30 January 1938||9 August 1939||Raimundo Fernández-Cuesta (1)|
|9 August 1939||20 May 1941||Joaquín Benjumea Burín (5)|
|20 May 1941||18 July 1945||Miguel Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia (1)|
|18 July 1945||18 July 1951||Carlos Rein Segura (1)|
|18 July 1951||25 February 1957||Rafael Cavestany de Anduaga (1)|
|25 February 1957||7 July 1965||Cirilo Cánovas García (1)|
|7 July 1965||29 October 1969||Adolfo Díaz-Ambrona Moreno (1)|
|29 October 1969||12 December 1975||Tomás Allende y García-Baxter (1)|
|Reign of Juan Carlos I (1975-2014)|
|12 December 1975||5 July 1976||Virgilio Oñate Gil (1)|
|5 July 1976||4 July 1977||Fernando Abril Martorell (1)|
|4 July 1977||28 February 1978||José Enrique Martínez Genique (1)||UCD|
|28 February 1978||2 December 1981||Jaime Lamo de Espinosa (1)||UCD|
|2 December 1981||13 September 1982||José Luis Álvarez Álvarez (6)||UCD|
|13 September 1982||2 December 1982||José Luis García Ferrero||UCD|
|3 December 1982||12 March 1991||Carlos Romero Herrera (6)||PSOE|
|12 March 1991||13 July 1993||Pedro Solbes Mira (6)||PSOE|
|13 July 1993||6 May 1994||Vicente Albero Silla (6)||PSOE|
|6 May 1994||5 May 1996||Luis María Atienza Serna (6)||PSOE|
|6 May 1996||30 April 1999||Loyola de Palacio (6)||PP|
|30 April 1999||27 April 2000||Jesús Posada Moreno (6)||PP|
|28 April 2000||17 April 2004||Miguel Arias Cañete (6)||PP|
|18 April 2004||13 April 2008||Elena Espinosa Mangana (6)||PSOE|
|14 April 2008||20 October 2010||Elena Espinosa Mangana (7)||PSOE|
|20 October 2010||22 December 2011||Rosa Aguilar (7)||PSOE (independent)|
|22 December 2011||28 April 2014||Miguel Arias Cañete (8)||PP|
|28 April 2014||4 November 2016||Isabel García Tejerina (8)||PP|
|Reign of Felipe VI (2014)|
|4 November 2016||Incumbent||Isabel García Tejerina (9)||PP|
- (1) Ministry of Agriculture
- (2) Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce.
- (3) Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture.
- (4) Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Labour
- (5) Ministry of Agriculture and Labour
- (6) Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
- (7) Ministry of the Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs
- (8) Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment
- (9) Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment
- Official website (English) (Spanish)