List of Ministers of Agriculture of the Netherlands

The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Dutch: Minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit) is the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. The current Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality is Carola Schouten of the Christian Union, who has been in office since 26 October 2017 and who also serves as Third Deputy Prime Minister.[1]

Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands
Minister van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit
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Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten
Incumbent
Carola Schouten

since 26 October 2017
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
StyleHis/Her Excellency
Member ofCouncil of Ministers
AppointerMark Rutte
as Prime Minister
Formation9 September 1905; 114 years ago (1905-09-09)
First holderJacob Veegens
(as Minister of Agriculture,
Commerce and Industry)
Salary157,287 (As of 2017)
(including 4,193 of expenses)
WebsiteMinister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

List of Ministers of AgricultureEdit

Minister of Agriculture,
Commerce and Industry
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Jacob Veegens
(1845–1910)
1 July 1906 –
12 February 1908
Free-thinking
Democratic League
Theo de Meester
(De Meester)
[2]
  Syb Talma
(1864–1916)
12 February 1908 –
29 August 1913
Anti-Revolutionary Party Theo Heemskerk
(T. Heemskerk)
[3]
  Willem Treub
(also Minister of Finance
1914)

(1858–1931)
29 August 1913 –
19 November 1914
[Appt]
Free-thinking
Democratic League
Pieter Cort van
der Linden

(Cort van der Linden)
[4]
  Folkert Posthuma
(1874–1943)
19 November 1914 –
9 September 1918
Independent
Liberal

(Conservative Liberal)
  Hendrik van IJsselsteyn
(1874–1942)
9 September 1918 –
13 September 1922
[Res]
Independent
Christian Democrat

(Protestant)
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck
(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck I)
[5]
  Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Prime Minister)
(1873–1936)
13 September 1922 –
1 January 1923
[Ad interim]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck
(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck II)
[6]
Minister of the Interior
and Agriculture
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
1 January 1923 –
4 August 1925
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck
(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck II)
[6]
  Jonkheer
Dirk Jan de Geer
(1870–1960)
4 August 1925 –
8 March 1926
Christian Historical Union Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn I)
[7]
  Jan Kan
(1873–1947)
8 March 1926 –
10 August 1929
Independent
Liberal

(Social Liberal)
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer I)
[8]
  Jonkheer
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
10 August 1929 –
1 May 1932
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck
(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck III)
[9]
Minister of Economic
Affairs
and Labour
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Timotheus Verschuur
(1886–1945)
1 May 1932 –
8 June 1933
Roman Catholic
State Party
Charles Ruijs de
Beerenbrouck

(Ruijs de Beerenbrouck III)
[9]
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II)
[10]
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Timotheus Verschuur
(1886–1945)
8 June 1933 –
17 April 1934
[Res]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn II)
[10]
  Dr.
Hendrikus Colijn
(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
17 April 1934 –
25 June 1934
[Ad interim]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
  Max Steenberghe
(1899–1972)
25 June 1934 –
6 June 1935
[Res]
Roman Catholic
State Party
  Dr.
Henri Gelissen
(1895–1982)
6 June 1935 –
2 September 1935
Roman Catholic
State Party
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Laurentius Nicolaas
Deckers

(1883–1978)
2 September 1935 –
24 June 1937
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn III)
[11]
  Max Steenberghe
(also Minister of Economic
Affairs
)

(1899–1972)
24 June 1937–
25 July 1939
Roman Catholic
State Party
Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn IV)
[12]
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Hendrikus Colijn
(Prime Minister)
(1869–1944)
25 July 1939 –
10 August 1939
Anti-Revolutionary Party Hendrikus Colijn
(Colijn V)
[13]
  Max Steenberghe
(1899–1972)
10 August 1939 –
10 May 1940
Roman Catholic
State Party
Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
[14]
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Aat van Rhijn
(1892–1986)
10 May 1940 –
1 May 1941
[Appt]
Christian Historical Union Dirk Jan de Geer
(De Geer II)
[14]
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy I)
[15]
  Max Steenberghe
(also Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
and
Minister of Finance (1941)

(1899–1972)
1 May 1941 –
17 November 1941
[Res]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
[15]
  Dr.
Jan van den Tempel
(also Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
and
Minister of Social Affairs)

(1877–1955)
17 November 1941 –
8 January 1942
[Ad interim]
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
  Piet Kerstens
(also Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Shipping
)

(1896–1958)
8 January 1942 –
31 May 1944
[Dismissed]
Roman Catholic
State Party
Minister of Commerce,
Industry
and Agriculture
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Johannes van den Broek
(also Minister of Finance)
(1882–1946)
31 May 1944 –
23 February 1945
Independent
Liberal

(Classical Liberal)
Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy II)
[15]
  Hans Gispen
(1905–1968)
23 February 1945 –
25 June 1945
Anti-Revolutionary Party Pieter Sjoerds Gerbrandy
(Gerbrandy III)
[16]
Minister of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food Supplies
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Sicco Mansholt
(1908–1995)
25 June 1945 –
1 January 1958
[Appt]
Social Democratic
Workers' Party
Willem Schermerhorn
(Schermerhorn–Drees) [17]
Labour Party Louis Beel
(Beel I) [18]
Willem Drees
(Drees–Van SchaikIII) [19][20][21]
Willem Drees
(Drees III)
[22]
  Kees Staf
(Minister of War)
(1905–1973)
1 January 1958 –
13 January 1958
[Ad interim]
Christian Historical Union
  Dr.
Anne Vondeling
(1916–1979)
13 January 1958 –
22 December 1958
Labour Party
  Kees Staf
(also Minister of War)
(1905–1973)
22 December 1958 –
19 May 1959
Christian Historical Union Louis Beel
(Beel II)
[23]
Minister of Agriculture
and Fisheries
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Victor Marijnen
(1917–1975)
19 May 1959 –
24 July 1963
Catholic People's Party Jan de Quay
(De Quay)
[24]
  Barend Biesheuvel
(Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Suriname
and Netherlands Antilles
Affairs
)

(1920–2001)
24 July 1963 –
5 April 1967
Anti-Revolutionary Party Victor Marijnen
(Marijnen)
[25]
Jo Cals
(Cals)
[26]
Jelle Zijlstra
(Zijlstra)
[27]
  Pierre Lardinois
(also Minister for Suriname
and Netherlands Antilles
Affairs
1972–1973)

(1924–1987)
5 April 1967 –
1 January 1973
[Appt]
Catholic People's Party Piet de Jong
(De Jong)
[28]
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel I)
[29]
Barend Biesheuvel
(Biesheuvel II)
[29]
  Jaap Boersma
(Minister of Social Affairs)
(1929–2012)
1 January 1973 –
11 May 1973
[Ad interim]
Anti-Revolutionary Party
  Tiemen Brouwer
(1916–1977)
11 May 1973 –
1 November 1973
[Res]
Catholic People's Party Joop den Uyl
(Den Uyl)
[30]
  Fons van der Stee
(also Minister for Netherlands
Antilles Affairs
1977–1981)

(1928–1999)
1 November 1973 –
5 March 1980
[Appt]
Catholic People's Party
Dries van Agt
(Van Agt I)
[31]
  Gerrit Braks
(1933–2017)
5 March 1980 –
11 September 1981
Catholic People's Party
Christian Democratic Appeal
  Jan de Koning
(also Minister for Netherlands
Antilles Affairs
)

(1926–1994)
11 September 1981 –
4 November 1982
Christian Democratic Appeal Dries van Agt
(Van Agt IIIII)
[32][33]
  Gerrit Braks
(1933–2017)
4 November 1982 –
7 November 1989
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[34][35]
Minister of Agriculture,
Nature and Fisheries
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Gerrit Braks
(1933–2017)
7 November 1989 –
18 September 1990
[Res]
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[36]
  Dr.
Bert de Vries
(Minister of Social Affairs
and Employment
)

(born 1938)
18 September 1990 –
28 September 1990
[Ad interim]
Christian Democratic Appeal
  Piet Bukman
(born 1934)
28 September 1990 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal
  Jozias van Aartsen
(born 1947)
22 August 1994 –
3 August 1998
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Wim Kok
(Kok I)
[37]
  Haijo Apotheker
(born 1950)
3 August 1998 –
7 June 1999
[Res]
Democrats 66 Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[38]
  Klaas de Vries
(Minister of Social Affairs
and Employment
)

(born 1943)
7 June 1999 –
9 June 1999
[Ad interim]
Labour Party
  Laurens Jan Brinkhorst
(born 1937)
9 June 1999 –
22 July 2002
Democrats 66
  Dr.
Cees Veerman
(born 1949)
22 July 2002 –
1 July 2003
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende III)
[39][40]
Minister of Agriculture,
Nature and Food Quality
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Cees Veerman
(born 1949)
1 July 2003 –
22 February 2007
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IIIII)
[40][41]
  Gerda Verburg
(born 1957)
22 February 2007 –
14 October 2010
Christian Democratic Appeal Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende IV)
[42]
Office merged with the Minister of Economic Affairs as
Minister of Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Minister of Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Maxime Verhagen
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1956)
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[43]
Name changed back to the Minister of Economic Affairs
Minister of Economic Affairs Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Henk Kamp
(born 1952)
5 November 2012 –
26 October 2017
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[44]
Office separated from the Minister of Economic Affairs back
to Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Minister of Agriculture,
Nature and Food Quality
Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Carola Schouten
(Deputy Prime Minister)
(born 1977)
26 October 2017 –
Incumbent
Christian Union Mark Rutte
(Rutte III)
[45]
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Ad interim Served ad interim.
Appt Appointment: Sicco Mansholt appointed European Commissioner; Pierre Lardinois appointed European Commissioner; Fons van der Stee appointed Minister of Finance.

Living former Ministers of AgricultureEdit

Minister of Agriculture Term Age
Bert de Vries 1990 (1938-03-29) 29 March 1938 (age 82)
Piet Bukman 1990–1994 (1934-02-07) 7 February 1934 (age 86)
Jozias van Aartsen 1994–1998 (1947-12-25) 25 December 1947 (age 72)
Haijo Apotheker 1998–1999 (1950-06-05) 5 June 1950 (age 70)
Klaas de Vries 1999 (1943-04-28) 28 April 1943 (age 77)
Laurens Jan Brinkhorst 1999–2002 (1937-03-18) 18 March 1937 (age 83)
Cees Veerman 2002–2007 (1949-03-08) 8 March 1949 (age 71)
Gerda Verburg 2007–2010 (1957-08-19) 19 August 1957 (age 62)
Maxime Verhagen 2010–2012 (1956-09-14) 14 September 1956 (age 63)
Henk Kamp 2012–2017 (1952-07-23) 23 July 1952 (age 67)

List of State Secretaries for AgricultureEdit

State Secretary for Agriculture
and Fisheries
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Ad Ploeg
(1927–1994)
• Environmental Policy
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Environmental Remediation
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
8 November 1982 –
14 July 1986
People's Party for
Freedom and Democracy
Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers I)
[34]
Vacant
State Secretary for Agriculture,
Nature and Fisheries
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dzsingisz Gabor
(born 1940)
• Environmental Policy
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Environmental Remediation
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
28 September 1990 –
22 August 1994
Christian Democratic Appeal Ruud Lubbers
(Lubbers III)
[36]
Vacant
  Geke Faber
(born 1952)
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
3 August 1998 –
22 July 2002
Labour Party Wim Kok
(Kok II)
[38]
  Jan Odink
(1944–2018)
• Fisheries
• Animal Welfare
22 July 2002 –
27 May 2003
Pim Fortuyn List Jan Peter Balkenende
(Balkenende I)
[39]
Vacant
State Secretary for Economic Affairs,
Agriculture and Innovation
Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Henk Bleker
(born 1953)
• International Trade
• Export Promotion
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Environmental Remediation
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
[Title]
14 October 2010 –
5 November 2012
Christian Democratic Appeal Mark Rutte
(Rutte I)
[43]
State Secretary for Economic Affairs Portfolio Term of office Party Prime Minister
(Cabinet)
  Dr.
Co Verdaas
(born 1966)
• Postal Service
• Tourism Affairs
• Nature Policy
• Agricultural Management
• Food Policy
• Rural Development
• Environmental Remediation
• Fisheries
• Forestry
• Animal Welfare
[Title]
5 November 2012 –
6 December 2012
[Res]
Labour Party Mark Rutte
(Rutte II)
[44]
  Sharon Dijksma
(born 1971)
18 December 2012 –
5 November 2015
[Appt]
Labour Party
  Martijn van Dam
(born 1978)
3 November 2015 –
1 September 2017
[Res]
Labour Party
Vacant
Source: (in Dutch) Kabinetten 1945-heden Parlement & Politiek
Res Resigned.
Appt Appointment: Sharon Dijksma appointed State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment.
Title Allowed to use the title of Minister while on foreign business.

Living former State Secretaries for AgricultureEdit

State Secretary for Agriculture Term Age
Dzsingisz Gabor 1990–1994 (1940-03-14) 14 March 1940 (age 80)
Geke Faber 1998–2002 (1952-08-05) 5 August 1952 (age 67)
Henk Bleker 2010–2012 (1953-07-26) 26 July 1953 (age 66)
Co Verdaas 2012 (1966-08-05) 5 August 1966 (age 53)
Sharon Dijksma 2012–2015 (1971-04-16) 16 April 1971 (age 49)
Martijn van Dam 2015–2017 (1978-02-01) 1 February 1978 (age 42)

See alsoEdit

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