Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (South Korea)

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Republic of Korea
Nongnim Chucksan Sikpum-bu

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Agency overview
Formed 17 July 1948
Preceding agency
Jurisdiction  Republic of Korea
Headquarters Sejong City, Republic of Korea
Agency executives
Child agency
Website Official English Site
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) is a cabinet-level division of the government of South Korea. It is headquartered in the Sejong Government Complex in Sejong City.[1] It was established as Ministry of Agriculture, with the founding of the First Republic of Korea in 1948.

The MAFRA is responsible for areas including crop insurance, land reclamation, agricultural statistics and the development of agricultural technology including genetically modified crops and environmentally friendly agriculture. It is also responsible for direct payments to rice farmers and for aspects of preparedness for natural disasters.






Vice Minister

Inspector General

Planning & Coordination Office

Policy Planning Bureau

Rural Policy Bureau

Agricultural Policy Bureau

Food Grain Policy Bureau

International Cooperation Bureau

Livestock Policy Bureau

Food Industry Policy Office

Food Industry Policy Bureau
Marketing Policy Bureau
Customer & Science Policy Bureau


Name Name (Korean) Name (漢字) Took Office Left Office
61 Lee Dong-phil (ko) 이동필 李桐弼 11 March 2013 Incumbent

See also


  1. "Location." (Archive) Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Retrieved on December 31, 2013. "Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 94 Dasom2-ro, Government Complex-Sejong, Sejong-si 339-012, Republic of Korea"
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