Brief History of the Ministry
Creation and Authority
The Ministry of Agriculture was established on 11th May 1972 by an Act of Legislature, repealing the former Act establishing the Department of Agriculture. It has the mandate to work for the development of agriculture in the nation, and the improvement of the economic well-being and general welfare of the Liberian farmers.
This Ministry Agriculture of the Republic of Liberia is responsible for the development of the agriculture sector. It does so by ensuring that an effective organizational structure is put in place and is manned by staff capable of planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating agricultural development programs from time to time. It also ensures that the staff and farmers are trained to cope with the challenges of the agricultural activities. The Ministry also ensures that the agricultural problems that impede production are investigated and solutions found, and the farmers are provided the supportive services and the enabling environment.