Responsibilities and tasks

The Ministry for Agriculture and Food is responsible for food policy and agricultural policy.

Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries. The policy objective is to safeguard the agriculture resource base, to extend the industry knowledge base and to enable nationwide economic growth and employment based on agriculture and agriculture-based products. 

The main framework for food and agriculture policiy are the overall economic policies, the market, trade guidelines according to the WTO treaty and EEA regulations, and  Parliamentary acts and readings of bills and reports.