The Communication Unit manages all Ministry information and communication tasks. The main responsibilities of the unit include research and analysis, strategy planning and counsel to the ministry's political and administrative management. Responsible of all publication through the government web site, regjeringen.no.
Department director: Head of Information Ottar Løvik
The department of Administration and Financeis responsible for developing and operating the administrative functions of the Ministry, including administrative support for the political leadership and the Secretary General.
Department director: Director General Hanne Yssen
The department of Forestry and Resource Policy main task is to establish a long-term forestry and resource policy for economic growth, for the environment and for sustainable industry development.
Department director: Director General Pål Vidar Sollie
The Department of Food Policy main task is to promote safe food production, animal welfare and plant and animal health.
Department director: Director General Gunnar Hagen
The department works mainly on developing and facilitating sustainable agricultural production and processing industry, providing a basis for nationwide economic growth and employment.
Department director: Director General Anne Marie Glosli
The Research, Innovation and Regional Policy Division is responsible for research policy, the overall innovation policy and regional and district policy issues under the remit of MAF.
Department director: Director General Wenche Østrem