Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment

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The Ministry of Agruculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The Ministry of Agruculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The Ministry of Agruculture and the Environment of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is justly famous for its natural landscape and biodiversity. Together, the agriculture, forestry and food industry has characterised the economic development here as in no other federal state.

For this reason, an innovative, sustainable and resource-conserving agriculture is both the target and the measure of the work of the ministry. This includes competitive farms, which safeguard jobs and provide the foundation for a successful food industry. Here creative and innovative instruments are called for – particularly in areas with low population density and major challenges with regard to demographic change.

Thus the protection of both nature and the landscape, i.e. precisely those areas that define the uniqueness of our state, are part and parcel of a high quality of life for residents and visitors. This is clearly illustrated by numerous superlatives in a comparison with the rest of Germany. For example, we possess over 2,000 lakes, a coastline extending over almost 2,000 kilometres, three national parks, three biosphere reserves, seven nature parks, two UNESCO World Natural Heritage forests as well as more than one third of the land area protected by law. For the work of this ministry, this represents both a responsibility and a motivation, and finds its expression in a wide-ranging and challenging spectrum of tasks.

Future issues that are an essential feature of the overall strategy of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry for Agriculture and Environment include the protection of the natural resources of water and soil against pollution, animal welfare, the fishing industry with aquaculture as well as the economic development of rural areas.

Contact

Address
Ministerium für Landwirtschaft und Umwelt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Paulshöher Weg 1
19061 Schwerin
Germany
Eva-Klaußner Ziebarth, Press spokeswoman of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Consumer protection
Press spokeswoman
Eva Klaußner-Ziebarth
Telephone: +49 (0)385 - 588 6003