Ministry of Agriculture (Lithuania)

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublikos žemės ūkio ministerija) is a government department of the Republic of Lithuania. Its operations are authorized by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, decrees issued by the President and Prime Minister, and laws passed by the Seimas (Parliament). Its mission is to prosecute state policy realization and coordination in ranges of land, food, fishery, village development, agriculture.[3] The current head of the Ministry is Kęstutis Navickas.

Ministry of Agriculture
Žemės ūkio ministerija
(in Lithuanian)
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Ministry overview
Formed11 November 1918; 104 years ago (1918-11-11)
JurisdictionGovernment of Lithuania
HeadquartersGedimino 19, Naujamiestis,
01103 Vilnius
Employees287 permanent employees
(January 2022)[1]
Annual budget€1.157 billion (2022)[2]
Minister responsible
Websitezum.lrv.lt
Map
54°41′15.6″N 25°16′38.9″E / 54.687667°N 25.277472°E / 54.687667; 25.277472

MinistersEdit

Ministry of Agriculture and State Wealth
Term Minister for Agriculture and State Wealth
(Born-Died)
Office Political Party Cabinet Primer Minister
Start date End date Duration
1 Juozas Tūbelis
(1882-1939)
11 November 1918 26 December 1918 45 days Nationalist Union 1st Cabinet Augustinas Voldemaras
2 Juozas Tūbelis
(1882-1939)
26 December 1918 5 March 1919 69 days Nationalist Union 2nd Cabinet Mykolas Sleževičius
3 Aleksandras Stulginskis
(1882-1939)
12 April 1919 2 October 1919 173 days Christian Democratic Party 4th Cabinet Mykolas Sleževičius
4 Juozas Tūbelis
(1882-1939)
7 October 1919 15 June 1920 252 days Nationalist Union 5th Cabinet Ernestas Galvanauskas
5 Jonas Pranas Aleksa
(1879-1955)
19 June 1920 18 January 1922 1 year, 213 days Independent 6th Cabinet Kazys Grinius
6 Jonas Pranas Aleksa
(1879-1955)
2 February 1922 22 February 1923 1 year, 20 days Independent 7th Cabinet Ernestas Galvanauskas
7 Jonas Pranas Aleksa
(1879-1955)
22 February 1923 28 June 1923 126 days Independent 8th Cabinet Ernestas Galvanauskas
Ministry of Agriculture
Term Minister for Agriculture
(Born-Died)
Office Political Party Cabinet Primer Minister
Start date End date Duration
8 Mykolas Krupavičius
(1885-1970)
29 June 1923 17 June 1924 354 days Independent 9th Cabinet Ernestas Galvanauskas
9 Mykolas Krupavičius
(1885-1970)
18 June 1924 27 January 1925 223 days Independent 10th Cabinet Antanas Tumėnas
10 Mykolas Krupavičius
(1885-1970)
4 February 1925 19 April 1925 74 days Independent 11th Cabinet Vytautas Petrulis
11 Mykolas Krupavičius
(1885-1970)
25 September 1925 31 May 1926 248 days Independent 12th Cabinet Leonas Bistras
12 Mykolas Krupavičius
(1885-1970)
15 June 1926 17 December 1926 185 days Independent 13th Cabinet Mykolas Sleževičius
13 Jonas Pranas Aleksa
(1879-1955)
17 December 1926 19 April 1929 2 years, 123 days Independent 14th Cabinet Augustinas Voldemaras
14 Jonas Pranas Aleksa
(1879-1955)
23 September 1929 8 June 1934 4 years, 258 days Independent 15th Cabinet Juozas Tūbelis
15 Jonas Pranas Aleksa
(1879-1955)
12 June 1934 6 November 1935 1 year, 147 days Independent 16th Cabinet Juozas Tūbelis
16 Stasys Putvinskis
(1898-1942)
6 September 1935 24 March 1938 2 years, 199 days Independent 17th Cabinet Juozas Tūbelis
17 Stasys Putvinskis
(1898-1942)
24 March 1938 1 November 1938 222 days Independent 18th Cabinet Vladas Mironas
18 Vladas Mironas
(1880-1953)
1 November 1938 5 December 1938 34 days Independent
19 Juozas Skaisgiris
(1901-1977)
5 December 1938 27 March 1939 112 days Nationalist Union 19th Cabinet Vladas Mironas
20 Jurgis Krikščiūnas
(1894-1947)
28 March 1939 21 November 1939 238 days Popular Peasants' Union 20th Cabinet Jonas Černius
21 Juozas Audėnas
(1898-1982)
21 November 1939 15 June 1940 207 days Popular Peasants' Union 21st Cabinet Antanas Merkys
People's Commissariat of Agriculture
Term People's Commissioner for Agriculture
(Born-Died)
Office Political Party Cabinet Primer Minister
Start date End date Duration
22 Matas Mickis
(1896-1960)
15 June 1940 31 January 1941 230 days Communist Party 22nd Cabinet Mečislovas Gedvilas
23 Bronius Pušinis
(1888-1967)
31 January 1941 22 June 1941 142 days Communist Party
24 Jonas Laurinaitis
(1900-1981)
7 January 1944 10 September 1945 1 year, 246 days Communist Party
25 Vladas Vildžiūnas
(1909-1962)
10 September 1945 24 April 1946 226 days Communist Party
26 Kazimieras Liaudis
(1901-1989)
13 March 1947 17 July 1950 3 years, 126 days Communist Party
27 Vladas Augustinaitis
(1898-1976)
29 July 1950 23 April 1953 2 years, 268 days Communist Party
28 Vladas Augustinaitis
(1898-1976)
1 January 1954 19 April 1956 2 years, 109 days Communist Party
29 Vytautas Vazalinskas
(1910-1984)
10 May 1956 25 March 1962 5 years, 319 days Communist Party 23rd Cabinet Motiejus Šumauskas
30 Medardas Grigaliūnas
(1925-2014)
7 April 1965 14 April 1967 2 years, 7 days Communist Party
31 Medardas Grigaliūnas
(1925-2014)
14 April 1967 16 January 1981 13 years, 277 days Communist Party 24th Cabinet Juozas Maniušis
32 Medardas Grigaliūnas
(1925-2014)
16 January 1981 18 January 1985 4 years, 2 days Communist Party 25th Cabinet Ringaudas Bronislovas Songaila
33 Medardas Grigaliūnas
(1925-2014)
18 January 1985 11 March 1990 5 years, 52 days Communist Party 26th Cabinet Vytautas Sakalauskas
Ministry of Agriculture
Term Minister for Agriculture
(Born-Died)
Office Political Party Cabinet Primer Minister
Start date End date Duration
34 Vytautas Knašys
(Born 1937)
17 January 1990 10 January 1991 358 days Homeland Union 27th Cabinet Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė
35 Vytautas Knašys
(Born 1937)
10 January 1991 13 January 1991 3 days Homeland Union 28th Cabinet Albertas Šimėnas
36 Rimvydas Survila
(Born 1939)
13 January 1991 21 July 1992 1 year, 190 days Homeland Union 29th Cabinet Gediminas Vagnorius
37 Rimvydas Survila
(Born 1939)
21 July 1992 17 December 1992 149 days Homeland Union 30th Cabinet Aleksandras Algirdas Abišala
38 Rimantas Karazija
(1936-2012)
17 December 1992 31 March 1993 104 days Independent 31st Cabinet Bronislovas Lubys
39 Rimantas Karazija
(1936-2012)
31 March 1993 26 September 1994 1 year, 179 days Independent 32nd Cabinet Adolfas Šleževičius
40 Vytautas Einoris
(1930-2019)
26 September 1994 19 March 1996 1 year, 175 days Democratic Labour Party
41 Vytautas Einoris
(1930-2019)
19 March 1996 10 December 1996 266 days Democratic Labour Party 33rd Cabinet Laurynas Mindaugas Stankevičius
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Term Minister for Agriculture and Forestry
(Born-Died)
Office Political Party Cabinet Primer Minister
Start date End date Duration
42 Edvardas Makelis
(Born 1954)
10 December 1996 10 June 1999 2 years, 182 days Independent 34th Cabinet Gediminas Vagnorius
Ministry of Agriculture
Term Minister for Agriculture
(Born-Died)
Office Political Party Cabinet Primer Minister
Start date End date Duration
43 Edvardas Makelis
(Born 1954)
10 June 1999 11 November 1999 154 days Independent 35th Cabinet Rolandas Paksas
44 Edvardas Makelis
(Born 1954)
11 November 1999 9 November 2000 365 days Independent 36th Cabinet Andrius Kubilius
45 Kęstutis Kristinaitis
(Born 1961)
9 November 2000 12 July 2001 245 days Independent 37th Cabinet Rolandas Paksas
46 Kęstutis Kristinaitis
(Born 1961)
12 July 2001 21 September 2001 71 days Independent 38th Cabinet Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas
47 Jeronimas Kraujelis
(Born 1938)
3 October 2001 14 December 2004 3 years, 72 days New Union 39th Cabinet Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas
48 Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė
(Born 1943)
14 December 2004 18 July 2006 1 year, 216 days Popular Peasant's Union 40th Cabinet Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas
49 Kazimira Danutė Prunskienė
(Born 1943)
18 July 2006 9 December 2008 2 years, 144 days Popular Peasant's Union 41st Cabinet Gediminas Kirkilas
50 Kazimieras Starkevičius
(Born 1956)
9 December 2008 13 December 2012 4 years, 4 days Homeland Union 42nd Cabinet Andrius Kubilius
51 Vigilijus Jukna
(Born 1968)
13 December 2012 11 July 2014 1 year, 210 days Labour Party 43rd Cabinet Algirdas Butkevičius
52 Virginija Baltraitienė
(Born 1958)
17 July 2014 13 December 2016 2 years, 149 days Labour Party
53 Bronius Markauskas
(Born 1960)
13 December 2016 14 May 2018 1 year, 152 days Farmers and Greens Union 44th Cabinet Saulius Skvernelis
54 Giedrius Surplys
(Born 1980)
15 May 2018 7 August 2019 1 year, 84 days Farmers and Greens Union
55 Andrius Palionis
(Born 1975)
7 August 2019 11 December 2020 1 year, 126 days Social Democratic Labour Party
56 Kęstutis Navickas
(Born 1970)
11 December 2020 Incumbent 2 years, 46 days Homeland Union 45th Cabinet Ingrida Šimonytė


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