Ministry of Agrarian Development (Brazil)

The Ministry of Agrarian Development (Portuguese: Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário, abbreviated MDA) was a cabinet-level federal ministry in Brazil.

Ministry of Agrarian Development
Ministry overview
Formed25 November 1999
Dissolved12 May 2016
HeadquartersBrasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budgetR$ 5,6 billion (2015)[1]

The MDA was established in 1999 to oversee land reform in Brazil and promote sustainable practices. The agency oversees the Center for Agrarian Studies and Rural Development (NEAD) and the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra).[2] After taking office as Acting President, Michel Temer fused the ministry with the Ministry of Social Development.

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  1. ^ Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 26. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ The German Academic Exchange Service. "Ministry of Agrarian Development". Accessed 20 September 2013.

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