Ministry of Agriculture (Hungary)

The Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture (Agrárminisztérium) is a cabinet-level government department headed by the Minister of Agriculture. It was founded in 1848 as the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Trade

HistoryEdit

  • 1848, founded as Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Trade (Földművelésügyi, Ipari és Kereskedelmi Minisztérium)
  • 1889, renamed as Ministry of Agriculture (Földművelésügyi Minisztérium)
  • 1919, briefly, People's Commissariat of Agriculture during the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic
  • 1967, renamed as Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Mezőgazdasági és Élelmezésügyi Minisztérium)
The ministry added the duties from the Ministry of Foodstuffs (EM), the National Forestry Directorate-General (OEF) and the State Surveying and Cartography Office (ÁFTH) to the ministry's scope.[1]
In 1988 the National Water Bureau was transferred from Agriculture to the newly created Ministry of Environment and Water.[2]
  • 1990, renamed as Ministry of Agriculture (Földművelésügyi Minisztérium)
The scope of duties remained unchanged.[1]
  • 1998, renamed as Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Földművelésügyi és Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium)
  • 2010, renamed as Ministry of Rural Development (Vidékfejlesztési Minisztérium)[3]
In 2011 the Ministry of Environment and Water was abolished and the duties returned to Agriculture.
  • 2014, renamed as Ministry of Agriculture (Földművelésügyi Minisztérium)
  • 2018, renamed as Ministry of Agriculture (Agrárminisztérium)
The scope of duties remained unchanged.[4]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mezőgazdasági és Élelmezésügyi Minisztérium: 1949-1990: Scope and content" (in Hungarian). Archives Portal Europe. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome!". Ministry of Environment and Water. 2005. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Ministry of Rural Development". Website of the Hungarian Government. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Megváltozott a Minisztérium neve" (in Hungarian). Főldhivatali Portal. 28 May 2018. Archived from the original on 21 August 2018.