Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Norway)

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Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Landbruks- og matdepartementet
Agency overview
FormedFebruary 17, 1900
JurisdictionGovernment of Norway
Minister responsible

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:[1]

  • 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

Political staff[edit]


Under the ministry there are four administrative agencies and two state-owned companies:

State enterprises:

Limited companies:


  1. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food. "The Ministry's departments". Retrieved 2007-11-25.

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