Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (Thailand)

Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
กระทรวงเกษตรและสหกรณ์
Emblem of MOAC, Thailand.png
Ministry overview
Formed 1 April 1892
Jurisdiction Government of Thailand
Headquarters Phaya Thai Road, Ratchathevi, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Annual budget 68,822,961,300 Baht (2009)
Minister responsible Theera Wongsamut, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Ministry executive Chatichai Pookyaphorn, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry
Website
www.moac.go.th

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: กระทรวงเกษตรและสหกรณ์; RTGS: Krasuang Kaset Lae Sahakon; Abrv: MOAC) is a Cabinet ministry in the Government of Thailand. The Ministry is one of the oldest ministry in the government, tracing back its existence since the 14th century. The Ministry is responsible for the administration of agricultural policies, forestry, water resources provision, irrigation, promotion and development of farmers and cooperative system, including manufacturing process and agricultural products. As Thailand is a mostly agricultural country with a strong agrarian tradition, the ministry is one of the most important departments in the government. The Ministry is headed by a Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, currently: Theera Wongsamut.

Contents

History

The issue of agriculture and the well-being of farmers in Thailand started out very earlier on in the History of Thailand. During the Kingdom of Ayutthaya one of the King's four Ministries was the "Krom Na" (Thai: กรมนา) or Farm Ministry. Created in 1350 the Ministry was responsible for the for protecting and preventing the conflicts over rice, crops and livestock. Eventually the Ministry gained more powers as appropriated by the King to: the management of land reformation, irrigation and livestock, collecting broken rice grain for the royal granary, management of the king's land donation, solving conflicts over land ownership, and appointment of officers to stay in provincial towns.[1]

During the Rattanakosin era and later periods the name of the Ministry changed several times. In 1892 the name changed to the "Ministry of Kasetpanichakarn", then in 1898 to the "Ministry of Kasettrathikarn", then in 1932 to the "Ministry of Kasetpanichayakarn", then in 1933 to the "Ministry of Setthakarn", then in 1935 to the "Ministry of Kasettrathikarn", then in 1952 to the "Ministry of Agriculture", and finally to its current name in 1972 to the "Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives".[2]

Departments

Administration

  • Office of the Minister
  • Office of the Permanent Secretary
    • Kasetradhikarn Institute
    • Bureau of Royal Rainmaking & Agricultural Aviation

Dependent Department

  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Land Reform Office
  • Department of Agriculture
    • Rubber Research Institute
  • National Bureau of Agricultural Commodity and Food Standards
  • Office of Agricultural Economics
  • Cooperative Auditing Department
  • Cooperative Promotion Department
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Land Development Department
  • Department of Livestock Development
  • The Royal Irrigation Department
  • Department of Rice

State Enterprises

  • Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand
  • Fish Marketing Organization
  • The Marketing Organization for Farmers
  • Rubber Estate Organization
  • Office of Rubber Replanting Aid Fund

Public Organization

  • Agricultural Research Development Agency (Public Organization)
  • Highland Research and Development Institute (Public Organization)

See also

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ministry of Science and Technology (Thailand) — Ministry of Science and Technology กระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี Agency overview Jurisdiction Government of Thailand Minister responsible Virachai Virameteekul, Minister of Science and Technology Website …   Wikipedia

  • Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Thailand) — Kingdom of Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports กระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา Ministry overview Formed 2002 Jurisdiction Government of Thailand Headquarters National Stadium, Rama I Road, Bangkok 10330 …   Wikipedia

  • Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (Thailand) — Kingdom of Thailand Ministry of Information and Communication Technology กระทรวงเทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศ และการสื่อสาร Ministry overview Formed 3 October 2002 Jurisdiction Government of Thailand Headquarters Building 9, ToT Public Company Ltd., Chaeng …   Wikipedia

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Thailand) — Kingdom of Thailand Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment กระทรวงทรัพยากรธรรมชาติและสิ่งแวดล้อม Ministry overview Formed 2002 Jurisdiction Government of Thailand Headquarters 92 Soi Phaholyothin 7, Phaholyothin Road, Phayathai, Bangkok …   Wikipedia

  • Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (Iran) — Ministry of Information and Communication Technology وزارت ارتباطات و فناوری اطلاعات Agency overview Formed 1908 Jurisdiction Islami …   Wikipedia

  • Ministry of Commerce (Thailand) — Kingdom of Thailand Ministry of Commerce กระทรวงพาณิชย์ Ministry overview Formed 1892 Jurisdiction …   Wikipedia

  • Agriculture ministry — An agriculture ministry or department of agriculture is a ministry or other government agency charged with agriculture. The ministry is often headed by a minister for agriculture. Specific duties may relate to regulation, promotion, agricultural… …   Wikipedia

  • Thailand Restructuring of Government Agencies Act of 2002 — The new structure of the Thai government under the 2002 Restructuring of Government Agencies Act comprises 20 ministries, as follows:# Prime Minister’s Office # Ministry of Defence # Ministry of Finance # Ministry of Foreign Affairs # Ministry of …   Wikipedia

  • Agriculture in the Empire of Japan — (農業政策, Nōgyō seisaku?) was an important component of the pre war Japanese economy. Although Japan had only 16% of its land area under cultivation before the Pacific War, over 45% of households made a living from farming. Japanese cultivated land… …   Wikipedia

  • Ministry of Education (Thailand) — Ministry of Education กระทรวงศึกษาธิการ Agency overview Jurisdiction Government of Thailand …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.