Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

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Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国农业农村部
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Nóngyè Nóngcūnbù
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Agency overview
FormedMarch 19, 2018 (2018-03-19)
Jurisdiction People's Republic of China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
Parent agencyState Council

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国农业农村部; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國農業農村部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Nóngyè Nóngcūnbù) is a ministry of the government of the People's Republic of China which is responsible for agriculture and rural affairs in the country. The ministry is headquartered in Beijing. It was formed on 19 March 2018 as a replacement for its predecessor, the Ministry of Agriculture. Some of its additional responsibilities come from the agricultural investment projects of the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Land and Resources, and the Ministry of Water Resources.[2]

History[edit]

On March 19, 2018, the Government of the People's Republic of China announced that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has been created at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress. That same day, Han Changfu was elected Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs[3]

List of ministers[edit]

No. Name Took office Left office Notes
1 Han Changfu 19 March 2018 Incumbent [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China's new cabinet members endorsed". Chinadaily. March 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Yang Shisheng (March 16, 2018). 统筹20多个涉农资金的部门职能 农业农村部“财权”更大了. chinatimes (in Chinese).
  3. ^ 全国人大经投票表决 决定韩长赋为农业农村部部长. 163.com (in Chinese). March 19, 2018.
  4. ^ 韩长赋出任新组建的农业农村部部长. sina (in Chinese). March 19, 2018.