Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Norway)

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Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Landbruks- og matdepartementet
Agency overview
Formed February 17, 1900
Jurisdiction Government of Norway
Headquarters Oslo
Employees 190
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


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

State enterprises:

  • Statskog (official site) Manages the state owned forests and natural property.

Limited companies:

  • Staur Farm, or Staur Gård (official site) A farm.


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

External links

  • Official web site
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