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Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Finland)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM, Finnish: maa- ja metsätalousministeriö, Swedish: jord- och skogsbruksministeriet) is one of the 12 ministries in the Finnish Government. Natural resources and their sustainable use are in the focus of this ministry.[2] It also makes sure that Finland is self-sufficient in its food production even in a time of crisis, and that the food production and use of natural resources is sustainable, economically beneficial, and good for the well-being of the nation's citizens.[3]

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Finnish: maa- ja metsätalousministeriö
Swedish: jord- och skogsbruksministeriet
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Finland) logo.png
Ministry overview
JurisdictionFinland
HeadquartersHallituskatu 3 A
Helsinki
Employees250[1]
Annual budget€2.595 billion
Minister responsible
Ministry executive
  • Jaana Husu-Kallio
Websitemmm.fi

For 2018, the MMM's budget is 2,594,529,000.[4] The ministry has about 250 employees.[5]

HistoryEdit

The predecessor of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry was founded by Alexander II in 1860, 57 years prior to Finland's independence. "Forestry" was added to the name and task of the ministry in 1971.

In 1983, environmental matters were moved to newly-founded Ministry of the Environment.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö" (in Finnish). Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry". Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Task and objectives". Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Valtionbudjetti.fi: talousarvioesitys 2018 visualisoituna". Valtionbudjetti.fi. Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  5. ^ "Ministeriö". Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  6. ^ "Maa- ja metsätalousministeriön historiaa" (in Finnish). Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Retrieved 20 January 2017.

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