Ministry of Agriculture (Brazil)

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply
Ministry overview
Formed 28 July 1860
Headquarters Brasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budget R$ 10,5 billion (2015)[1]
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento, abbreviated MAPA) is a federal department in Brazil. The jurisdiction of this ministry is to formulate and implement policies for agribusiness development, integrating the aspects of market, technological, organizational and environmental care for the consumers of the country and abroad, promoting food security, income generation and employment, reducing inequalities and increasing social inclusion.

The Ministry was founded during the Brazilian Empire in 1860. Originally named Secretaria de Estado dos Negócios da Agricultura, Comércio e Obras Públicas, the body was extinguished in the early years of the First Brazilian Republic and re-established in 1909 as Ministry of Agriculture.[2]


Brazil is the world leader in producing agroenergy and the Ministry of Agriculture encourages policies which develop ethanol fuel production.[3]

See also


  1. Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 26. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. History of the Ministry of Agriculture (Portuguese)
  3. "Brazilian Agroenergy Plan 2006-2011" (PDF). Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. Embrapa Publishing House. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
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