Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of Germany

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Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
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Agency overview
Formed 1949, (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forests)
13 February 1919 („Reichsministerium für Ernährung“)
Jurisdiction Government of Germany
Headquarters Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Minister responsible Ilse Aigner, CSU,
Bundesminister für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
Website
www.bmelv.de/

The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection German: Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz (BMELV) is a ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its headquarters are in Bonn, but it has a second seat in Berlin.

The Ministry was formed on 22 November 2005.

Organisation[change | change source]

The ministry has two "parliamentary permanent secretaries", Dr. Gerd Müller, CSU and Ursula Heinen, CDU, and the top civil servant is Gert Lindemann. He is the "established permanent secretary".

The ministry’s work is done in six departments

  • Department 1: Central division
  • Department 2: Consumer protection, diet, and biological and genetic engineering
  • Department 3: Food safety, the veterinary surgeon
  • Department 4: Agricultural markets, planning bases
  • Department 5: Rural room, social system, vegetable production, forest and timber industry
  • Department 6: EU matters, international matters, fishing

The Federal Ministers[change | change source]

Food, Agriculture and Forests 1949 2001
No Name (life data.) Term start Term end Party
1 Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Niklas (1887-1957) 20 September 1949 20 October 1953 CSU
2 Heinrich Lübke (1894-1972) 20 October 1953 15 September 1959 CDU
3 Werner Schwarz (1900-1982) 14 October 1959 26 October 1965]] CDU
4 Hermann Höcherl (1912-1989) 26 October 1965 21 October 1969 CSU
5 Josef Ertl (1925-2000) 22 October 1969 17 September 1982 FDP
6 Björn Engholm (* 1939) 17 September 1982 1 October 1982 SPD
7 Josef Ertl (1925-2000) 4 October 1982 29 March 1983 FDP
8 Ignaz Kiechle (1930-2003) 30 March 1983 21 January 1993 CSU
9 Jochen Borchert (* 1940) 21 January 1993 26 October 1998 CDU
10 Karl-Heinz Funke (* 1946) 27 October 1998 12 January 2001 SPD
Consumer Protection, Food, and Agriculture 2001 2005
No Name (life data.) Term start Term end Party
1 Renate Künast (* 1955) 12 January 2001 4 October 2005 Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
2 Jürgen Trittin (acting) (* 1954) 4 October 2005 18 October 2005 Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection 2005
No Name (life data.) Term start Term end Party
1 Horst Seehofer (* 1949) 222 November 2005 27 October 2008 CSU
2 Ilse Aigner (* 1964) 31 October 2008]] incumbent CSU

Competition[change | change source]

The ministry organizes the nationwide competition "Our Village has a Future".