MAF to become Ministry for Primary Industries
Hon David Carter
MAF to become Ministry for Primary
The importance of the whole primary
sector to New Zealand’s economy is recognised in the
Government’s decision to rename the Ministry of
Agriculture and Forestry, says Primary Industries Minister
The new Ministry for Primary Industries will
encompass all government work across the agricultural,
horticultural, fisheries and aquaculture, forestry and food
sectors, as well as biosecurity.
“The successful mergers
of the Ministry of Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety
Authority with MAF have paved the way for a new organisation
to focus fully on the performance and integrity of all our
primary industries,” says Mr Carter.
“The name change
is a logical move. It recognises the broad role of the
Ministry in growing and protecting the primary sector, the
powerhouse of New Zealand’s economy.
provides the different parts of the organisation with a
single, unifying identity,” Mr Carter says.
brands for MAF, Biosecurity New Zealand, the Ministry of
Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority will be
phased out. The Crown Forestry brand will be retained
because it is a commercial forestry business that stands
apart from the policy, regulatory and service delivery roles
of the Ministry.
The new name will come into effect on 30
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