Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (Denmark)

Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark (Danish: Minister for Fødevarer, Landbrug og Fiskeri) is the politically appointed head of the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and a member of the Cabinet. Since 27 June 2019, Mogens Jensen, from the social democratic party Socialdemokratiet, has served as Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in the Mette Frederiksen I cabinet, as well as being Minister for Gender Equality and Minister for Nordic Cooperation.

Minister for food
Fødevarerminister
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Incumbent
Mogens Jensen

since 27 June 2019
Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark
AppointerPrime Minister Mette Frederiksen
Term length4 years
PrecursorJakob Ellemann-Jensen
Formation22 May 1896; 124 years ago (1896-05-22)
First holderKnud Sehested [da]
Salary1.259.498,26 DKK a year
Websitehttps://en.mfvm.dk/the-minister/

The ministry and the minister post was created in 1896; the ministry was originally named the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1929 the Directorate of Fishing was spun off into the separate Ministry of Shipping and Fishing, but that ministry was reabsorbed in 1935, and the name changed to Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing. In 1947 the Ministry of Fishing was created again, and the name changed to the Ministry of Agriculture, and this time it lasted until 1994 where it was again folded into the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing. On 30 December 1996 the name of the ministry was changed to the current Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, often just called the Ministry of Food.

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