Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (Ministerie van LVV)

Address:
Letitia Vriesdelaan 8-10
Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 479112
lvvinformatie@gmail.com

The Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Suriname is responsible for:

  • the policy with regard to agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing and beekeeping;
  • supervising the correct use for land and waters issued for the agricultural sector;
  • research and information in the sectors mentioned under a;
  • the determination of the need for and distribution of goods and services, in the sectors mentioned under a;
  • matters relating to the production, storage, processing and marketing of products produced in the sectors mentioned under a, where necessary in an interdepartmental context;
  • the prevention and control of animal and plant diseases and pests;
  • the establishment of quality standards for and the exercise of quality control on products from the sectors mentioned under a;
  • the investment and credit policy of the sectors mentioned under a, in cooperation with the relevant ministries;
  • promoting, coordinating, regulating and controlling cooperatives and other organizations in the sectors mentioned under a, where necessary interdepartmental relationship;
  • checking compliance with the legislation concerning the sectors mentioned under a, where necessary in an interdepartmental context;
  • aquaculture and the agro-industry;
  • the promotion of production in the sectors mentioned under a for the food supply and export;
  • the effective management of national fishing capacities and the rational exploitation of fish resources, as well as the monitoring of compliance with legal provisions protecting fish resources.

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