Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

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Coordinates: 53 ° 36 '58.9 "  N , 11 ° 25' 32.8"  E

Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
- MLU MV -

State level country
position Supreme state authority
founding 1990
Headquarters Schwerin
Authority management Till Backhaus , Minister for Agriculture and Environment Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Servants 1815 2019
Budget volume € 473.2 million 2019
Web presence
Minister Till Backhaus (2017)
Ministry at Paulshöher Weg 1, built in 1955
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The Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania , based in Schwerin, is one of eight ministries of the state administration. The incumbent has been Till Backhaus ( SPD ) since 2006 ; it is Jürgen Buchwald as Secretary of State to the side.


After the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania was founded in 1945, there were initially no traditional ministries, but departments subordinate to the president or vice-president. The Ministry of Agriculture emerged from the Department of Agriculture / Forests in 1946 . This was renamed several times in the following years and then existed until the state was dissolved in 1952 as the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests .

With the re-establishment of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 1990, a Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and a Ministry for the Environment were established, the latter being renamed the Ministry for Nature and the Environment in 1992 . Changes have been made to these layouts several times in the following governments. From 1994 to 1998 there was a Ministry for Agriculture and Nature Conservation and a Ministry for Construction, State Development and Environment , while the cuts and designations from 1990 were subsequently restored by 2006. In 2006 the areas of "Agriculture" and "Environment" were merged, and the ministry has had its current name ever since.


The listed building Paulshöher Weg 1 from 1953/55, designed by Franz Schiemer , was the former institute for the training of vocational school teachers, with lecture rooms, lecture hall and boarding school with 300 seats; in the foyer, dining room and in the outdoor areas are original fittings from the 1950s. It has been the seat of the ministry since 1991.


The ministry is responsible for nature conservation , the further development of agriculture , forestry and the food industry as well as immission , soil and water protection in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Its tasks include promoting the development of rural areas, protecting the natural resources of water and soil, protecting animals and maintaining biodiversity. It regulates and monitors the cultivation of the soil, fishing and animal welfare as well as the monitoring of nature and the environment.


The Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment is divided into five departments.

  • Department 1: General Department
  • Department 2: Sustainable Development, Forests and Nature Conservation
  • Department 3: Agriculture and Rural Areas
  • Department 4: Water, Soil and Immission Control
  • Department 5: Food Control, Veterinary, Fisheries

The departments are in turn divided into sections - as the smallest organizational unit.

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