Ministry of Agrarian Development (Brazil)

Not to be confused with the similarly-named Ministries of Development and Social Development.
Ministry of Agrarian Development
Ministry overview
Formed 25 November 1999
Headquarters Brasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budget R$ 5,6 billion (2015)[1]
Minister responsible
  • Osmar Terra

The Ministry of Agrarian Development (Portuguese: Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário, abbreviated MDA) is a cabinet-level federal ministry in Brazil. The current Minister of Agrarian Development is Osmar Terra.

The MDA was established in 1999 to oversee land reform in Brazil and promote sustainable practices. The agency oversees the Center for Agrarian Studies and Rural Development (NEAD) and the National Institute for Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Incra).[2]

See also


  1. Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 26. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. The German Academic Exchange Service. "Ministry of Agrarian Development". Accessed 20 September 2013.

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