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The New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry was formerly known as the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, but in 1995 responsibilities for fisheries were passed to the newly formed Ministry of Fisheries. However, the government of New Zealand decided that, despite the loss of Fisheries, the newly created Ministry of Agriculture should continue to be known by the acronym "MAF", and should still use the same logo, because of the high recognition and regard for the name and logo amongst the country's overseas trading partners.
This is official homepage of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.We inform you about the effect of The Great East Japan Earthquake or radioactivity materials by The Accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is comprised of several departments including the Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI), the Permanent Secretary Office, the Department of Personnel, the Department of Inspection, the Department of Planning, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Livestock and Fisheries, the Department of Forestry (DOF) and the Department of Irrigation. It also encompasses the National Agriculture & Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), the National Agriculture & Forestry Extension Service (NAFES), 17 Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Offices (PAFOs), and 139 District Agriculture and Forestry Extension Offices (DAFES).
In 1925, the commerce functions were separated out into a separate Ministry of Commerce (???, Shoko-sho?), and the ministry was renamed the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (???, Norin-sho?). The ministry was also given responsibility for oversight of the Factory Act of 1903, which provided regulations for work hours and worker safety in both industrial and agricultural industries.