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The Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) emerged from the election for the 7th legislative period with the formation of the Brandenburg state government on 20 November 2019.

Axel Vogel (Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN - Alliance 90/The Greens) was appointed as minister.

Silvia Bender is State Secretary in the department.

Head of Public Relations with the International Cooperation Division is Dr. Jens-Uwe Schade.

Press spokesperson is Frauke Zelt.

The Ministry is spread over two locations in Potsdam. The organization chart and the flyer "The Ministry" provide an overview of the structure of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment an Climate Protection.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) emerged from the election for the 7th legislative period with the formation of the Brandenburg state government on 20 November 2019.

Axel Vogel (Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN - Alliance 90/The Greens) was appointed as minister.

Silvia Bender is State Secretary in the department.

Head of Public Relations with the International Cooperation Division is Dr. Jens-Uwe Schade.

Press spokesperson is Frauke Zelt.

The Ministry is spread over two locations in Potsdam. The organization chart and the flyer "The Ministry" provide an overview of the structure of the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment an Climate Protection.

  • Areas of responsibility

    The Ministry is the highest state authority and is divided into the following areas of responsibility at departmental level:

    (The following links lead to German sites. Exceptions: The pages on agriculture, environment and climate protection lead to English pages.)

    The Ministry's portfolio includes the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), the State Office for Rural Development, Agriculture and Land Readjustment (LELF), the Brandenburg State Forest Service (LFB) and the Lower Oder Valley National Park.

    The Ministry is the highest state authority and is divided into the following areas of responsibility at departmental level:

    (The following links lead to German sites. Exceptions: The pages on agriculture, environment and climate protection lead to English pages.)

    The Ministry's portfolio includes the Brandenburg State Office for the Environment (LfU), the State Office for Rural Development, Agriculture and Land Readjustment (LELF), the Brandenburg State Forest Service (LFB) and the Lower Oder Valley National Park.

  • Structure and organisation of the Brandenburg Agriculture, Environment and Forestry Administration

    The organisation of the administration of the State of Brandenburg is laid down in the State Organisation Act. The state authorities are divided into supreme state authorities, higher state authorities and lower state authorities. The highest state authorities are the state ministries. Higher state authorities are directly subordinate to a highest state authority and are responsible for the whole state.

    Lower state authorities are subordinate to a supreme state authority and are responsible for parts of the state. State institutions are legally dependent, organisationally separate parts of the state administration. Their activities are primarily aimed at supporting the authorities in the state. State institutions are legally dependent, organisationally separate parts of the state administration, which mainly carry out economic activities serving public purposes.

    For the areas of rural development, environment, agriculture and forestry are:

    • Supreme State Authority:
      • Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK)
    • Higher Regional Authorities:
      • State Office for the Environment (LfU)
      • State Office for Rural Development, Agriculture and Land Readjustment (LELF)
    • National enterprise (Section 9 of the National Organisation Act - LOG)
      • Brandenburg State Forest Service (LFB)
    • Institution of the country: (Paragraph 9 of the National Organization Act - LOG)

    Under the special supervision of the ministry, the administrative districts and independent towns have been assigned various responsibilities as compulsory tasks to be performed in accordance with instructions (functional reform).

    The organisation of the administration of the State of Brandenburg is laid down in the State Organisation Act. The state authorities are divided into supreme state authorities, higher state authorities and lower state authorities. The highest state authorities are the state ministries. Higher state authorities are directly subordinate to a highest state authority and are responsible for the whole state.

    Lower state authorities are subordinate to a supreme state authority and are responsible for parts of the state. State institutions are legally dependent, organisationally separate parts of the state administration. Their activities are primarily aimed at supporting the authorities in the state. State institutions are legally dependent, organisationally separate parts of the state administration, which mainly carry out economic activities serving public purposes.

    For the areas of rural development, environment, agriculture and forestry are:

    • Supreme State Authority:
      • Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK)
    • Higher Regional Authorities:
      • State Office for the Environment (LfU)
      • State Office for Rural Development, Agriculture and Land Readjustment (LELF)
    • National enterprise (Section 9 of the National Organisation Act - LOG)
      • Brandenburg State Forest Service (LFB)
    • Institution of the country: (Paragraph 9 of the National Organization Act - LOG)

    Under the special supervision of the ministry, the administrative districts and independent towns have been assigned various responsibilities as compulsory tasks to be performed in accordance with instructions (functional reform).

Further Information

Further Information