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Decree-Law No. 19/2019 establishing the structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAP).

Type of law

This Decree-Law, consisting of 45 articles divided into five Chapters, establishes the structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAP), which is the governmental department responsible for designing, executing, coordinating and assessing policies for the areas of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and livestock. It establishes composition, duties and responsibilities of the above mentioned Ministry, entitled to perform the following activities: propose policies and draft the regulation projects required for the areas under its responsibility; ensure the implementation and continuity of rural development programmes; create technical support centers for farmers; promote agricultural and soil improvement research; control the use of land for agricultural production purposes; promote and monitor animal health; promote agro-livestock and fisheries sectors; promote and monitor food and seed production; manage the Quarantine Services; implement a cooperative system of production and marketing of agricultural products; conduct studies for the installation of irrigation systems, water storage, as well as the construction of their premises; manage forestry and water resources; promote the industrial production of specific culture; manage water resources for agricultural purposes; control and monitor fisheries and aquaculture sector; establish collaboration and coordination mechanisms with other Government bodies responsible for related areas; manage National Parks and Protected Areas; ensure the protection and conservation of nature and biodiversity, supervising the implementation of policies.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Decree-Law enters into force on the day after its publication.
Serial Imprint
Jornal da Rep blica, S rie I, No. 30, 31 July 2019.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Decreto-Lei n. 19/2019 - Org nica do Minist rio da Agricultura e Pescas.