Minister of Agriculture and Food (Norway)

The Minister of Agriculture and Food (Norwegian: Landbruks- og matministeren) is a councilor of state and chief of the Norway's Ministry of Agriculture and Food.[1] The ministry is responsible for issues related to agriculture, forestry and food. Major subordinate agencies include the Norwegian Agriculture Authority, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and Statskog.[2] The position was created on 31 March 1900, along with the ministry, and Ole Anton Qvam was the inaugural officeholder. Fifty people from eight parties have held the office. During the German occupation of Norway from 1940 to 1945, the office was both held by a German puppet government and an elected government in London.[3]

Minister of Agriculture and Food of Norway
Landbruks- og matministeren
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Incumbent
Sandra Borch

since 14 October 2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member ofCouncil of State
SeatOslo
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
with approval of Parliament
Term lengthNo fixed length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Norway
PrecursorMinister of the Interior
Formation31 March 1900
First holderOle Anton Qvam
DeputyState secretaries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food
WebsiteOfficial website

Until 2004 the position was known as the Minister of Agriculture. The longest-serving officeholder is Hans Ystgaard, who served for more than ten years under Prime Minister Johan Nygaardsvold, who himself holds the shortest tenure, of sixteen days. Gunhild Øyangen has served for more than nine years, and was also the first female to hold the position; while Gunnar Knudsen held it for more than eight, both in the course of two terms. Håkon Five has been appointed a record four times, serving for nearly five years. Jens Hundseid served in the office while being Prime Minister.[3]

The current minister is Sandra Borch, who assumed the position in 2021.

KeyEdit

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Agrarian / Centre Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Conservative Party
  Labour Party
  Free-minded Liberal Party
  Liberal Party
  Moderate Liberal Party
  National Unification
  Progress Party
  Independent

MinistersEdit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
  Ole Anton Qvam Liberal 1 April 1900 6 November 1900 219 days Steen II [4]
  Wollert Konow (H) Liberal 6 November 1900 8 June 1903 2 years, 214 days Steen II
Blehr I
[5][6]
  Gunnar Knudsen Liberal 9 June 1903 22 October 1903 135 days Blehr I [6]
  Christian Mathiesen Conservative 22 October 1903 26 September 1904 340 days Hagerup II [7]
  Johan E. Mellbye Conservative 26 September 1904 11 March 1905 166 days Hagerup II [7]
  Aasmund Halvorsen Vinje Moderate Liberal 11 March 1905 6 November 1906 1 year, 240 days Michelsen [8]
  Sven Aarrestad Liberal 6 November 1906 19 March 1908 1 year, 134 days Michelsen
Løvland
[8][9]
  Hans Konrad Foosnæs Liberal 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 1 year, 320 days Knudsen I [10]
  Wollert Konow (SB) Free-minded Liberal 2 February 1910 1 March 1910 27 days Konow [11]
  Bernt Holtsmark Free-minded Liberal 1 March 1910 20 February 1912 1 year, 356 days Konow [11]
Erik Enge Free-minded Liberal 20 February 1912 31 January 1913 346 days Bratlie [12]
  Gunnar Knudsen Liberal 31 January 1913 12 December 1919 6 years, 315 days Knudsen II [13]
  Håkon Five Liberal 12 December 1919 21 June 1920 192 days Knudsen II [13]
  Gunder Anton Jahren Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Bahr Halvorsen I [14]
  Martin Olsen Nalum Liberal 22 June 1921 26 July 1921 34 days Blehr II [15]
  Håkon Five Liberal 26 July 1921 6 March 1923 1 year, 223 days Blehr II [15]
  Anders Venger Conservative 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days Bahr Halvorsen II
Berge
[16][17]
  Håkon Five Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I [18]
  Ole Bærøe Conservative 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 323 days Lykke [19]
  Johan Nygaardsvold Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud [20]
Hans Jørgensen Aarstad Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II [21]
  Jon Sundby Agrarian 12 May 1931 25 February 1932 289 days Kolstad [22]
  Ivar Kirkeby-Garstad Agrarian 25 February 1932 14 March 1932 18 days Kolstad [22]
  Jens Hundseid Agrarian 14 March 1932 3 March 1933 354 days Hundseid [23]
  Håkon Five Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 17 days Mowinckel III [24]
Hans Ystgaard Labour 20 March 1935 25 June 1945 10 years, 97 days Nygaardsvold [25]
Tormod Hustad National Unification 9 April 1940 15 April 1940 6 days Quisling I [26]
Rasmus Mork Independent 15 April 1940 25 September 1940 163 days Administrative Council [26]
Thorstein Fretheim National Unification 25 September 1940 21 April 1945 4 years, 208 days Terboven
Quisling II
[26]
Trygve Dehli Laurantzon National Unification 21 April 1945 8 May 1945 17 days Quisling II [26]
  Einar Frogner Agrarian 25 June 1945 5 November 1945 133 days Gerhardsen I [27]
Kristian Fjeld Labour 5 November 1945 19 November 1951 6 years, 14 days Gerhardsen II [28]
Rasmus Nordbø Labour 19 November 1951 22 January 1955 3 years, 64 days Torp [29]
  Olav Meisdalshagen Labour 22 January 1955 14 May 1956 1 year, 113 days Gerhardsen III [30]
Harald Johan Løbak Labour 14 May 1956 24 April 1960 3 years, 346 days Gerhardsen III [30]
Einar Wøhni Labour 24 April 1960 28 August 1963 3 years, 126 days Gerhardsen III [30]
Hans Borgen Centre 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng [31]
Leif Granli Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 17 days Gerhardsen IV [32]
- Bjarne Lyngstad Liberal 12 October 1965 21 August 1970 4 years, 313 days Borten [33]
Hallvard Eika Liberal 21 August 1970 17 March 1971 208 days Borten [33]
Thorstein Treholt Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I [34]
  Einar Moxnes Centre 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald [35]
Thorstein Treholt Labour 16 October 1973 15 January 1976 2 years, 91 days Bratteli II [36]
Oskar Øksnes Labour 15 January 1976 14 October 1981 5 years, 272 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[37][38]
Johan C. Løken Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 237 days Willoch I [39]
Finn T. Isaksen Centre 8 June 1983 4 October 1985 2 years, 118 days Willoch II [39]
Svein Sundsbø Centre 4 October 1985 9 May 1986 217 days Willoch II [39]
Gunhild Øyangen Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II [40]
Anne Vik Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse [41]
Gunhild Øyangen Labour 3 November 1990 25 October 1996 5 years, 357 days Brundtland III [42]
  Dag Terje Andersen Labour 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 357 days Jagland [43]
  Kåre Gjønnes Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I [44]
  Bjarne Håkon Hanssen Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [45]
  Lars Sponheim Liberal 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 364 days Bondevik II [46]
  Terje Riis-Johansen Centre 17 October 2005 20 June 2008 2 years, 247 days Stoltenberg II [47]
  Lars Peder Brekk Centre 20 June 2008 18 June 2012 3 years, 364 days Stoltenberg II [47]
  Trygve Slagsvold Vedum Centre 18 June 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 120 days Stoltenberg II [47]
  Sylvi Listhaug Progress 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 2 years, 61 days Solberg [1]
  Jon Georg Dale Progress 16 December 2015 31 August 2018 2 years, 258 days Solberg [48]
  Bård Hoksrud Progress 31 August 2018 22 January 2019 145 days Solberg [49]
  Olaug Bollestad Christian Democratic 22 January 2019 14 October 2021 2 years, 265 days Solberg [50]
  Sandra Borch Centre 14 October 2021 present 295 days Støre [51]

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