Minister for Rural Affairs (Sweden)

The Minister for Rural Affairs (formally cabinet minister and head of the Ministry for Rural Affairs and prior to that Minister for Agriculture) is a member and minister of the Swedish Government and appointed by the Prime Minister. The minister heads the Ministry for Rural Affairs and is responsible for agriculture and environmental issues relating to agriculture, fishery, reindeer husbandry, Sami affairs, horticulture, animal welfare, foodstuffs, hunting and game management, as well as higher education and research in the field of agricultural sciences.

Minister for Rural Affairs
Sveriges landsbygdsminister
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Incumbent
Jennie Nilsson

since 21 January 2019
Member ofGovernment
AppointerPrime Minister
Inaugural holderTheodor Odelberg
Formation1900
WebsiteMinistry for Rural Affairs

The office was founded in 1900 under the name of Minister for Agriculture, and its first holder was Theodor Odelberg. The title was renamed Minister for Rural Affairs in 2010.

List of Ministers for AgricultureEdit

No. Portrait Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1Theodor Odelsberg
(1847–1938)
31 March 19002 August 19055 years, 124 daysProtectionistBoström I
von Otter
Boström II
Ramstedt
2Alfred Petersson
(1860–1920)
2 August 19057 November 190597 daysElectoral LeagueLundeberg
3Gösta Tamm
(1866–1931)
7 November 190529 May 1906203 daysFree-minded NationalStaaff I
(2)Alfred Petersson
(1860–1920)
29 May 190617 March 19092 years, 292 daysElectoral LeagueLindman I
4Oscar Nylander
(1853–1920)
17 March 19097 October 19112 years, 204 daysElectoral LeagueLindman I
(2)Alfred Petersson
(1860–1920)
7 October 191117 February 19142 years, 133 daysFree-minded NationalStaaff II
5Johan Beck-Friis
(1862–1929)
17 February 191430 March 19173 years, 41 daysIndependentHammarskjöld
6Knut Dahlberg
(1877–1949)
30 March 191719 October 1917203 daysElectoral LeagueSwartz
(2)Alfred Petersson
(1860–1920)
19 October 191710 March 19202 years, 143 daysFree-minded NationalEdén
7Olof Nilsson
(1863–1928)
10 March 192027 October 1920231 daysSocial DemocraticBranting I
8Nils Hansson
(1867–1945)
27 October 192013 October 1921351 daysIndependentDe Geer
von Sydow
9Sven Linders
(1873–1932)
13 October 192119 April 19231 year, 188 daysSocial DemocraticBranting II
10David Pettersson
(1866–1957)
19 April 192318 October 19241 year, 182 daysElectoral LeagueTrygger
(9)Sven Linders
(1873–1932)
18 October 19247 June 19261 year, 232 daysSocial DemocraticBranting III
Sandler
11Paul Hellström
(1866–1927)
7 June 19263 July 19271 year, 26 daysFree-minded NationalEkman I
12Bo von Stockenström
(1887–1962)
12 July 19272 October 19281 year, 82 daysFree-minded NationalEkman I
13Johan Bernhard Johansson
(1877–1949)
2 October 19287 June 19301 year, 248 daysElectoral LeagueLindman II
(12)Bo von Stockenström
(1887–1962)
7 June 193024 September 19322 years, 109 daysFree-minded NationalEkman II
Hamrin
14Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
24 September 193219 June 19363 years, 269 daysSocial DemocraticHansson I
15Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
(1883–1954)
19 June 193631 July 19459 years, 42 daysCentrePehrsson-Bramstorp
Hansson II
Hansson III
(14)Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
31 July 194529 October 19483 years, 90 daysSocial DemocraticHansson IV
Erlander I
16Gunnar Sträng
(1906–1992)
29 October 19481 October 19512 years, 337 daysSocial DemocraticErlander I
17Sam B. Norup
(1896–1973)
1 October 19511 February 19575 years, 123 daysCentreErlander II
18Bernhard Näsgård
(1891–1957)
1 February 19578 July 1957157 daysCentreErlander II
19Nils G. Hansson
(1902–1981)
29 July 195731 October 195794 daysCentreErlander II
20Gösta Netzén
(1908–1984)
31 October 195724 November 19614 years, 24 daysSocial DemocraticErlander III
21Eric Holmquist
(1917–2009)
24 November 196124 January 19697 years, 61 daysSocial DemocraticErlander III
22Ingemund Bengtsson
(1919–2000)
25 January 19693 November 19734 years, 282 daysSocial DemocraticErlander III
Palme I
23Svante Lundkvist
(1919–1991)
3 November 19738 October 19762 years, 340 daysSocial DemocraticPalme I
24Anders Dahlgren
(1925–1986)
8 October 197618 October 19782 years, 10 daysCentreFälldin I
25Eric Enlund
(1918–2011)
18 October 197812 October 1979359 daysLiberal People'sUllsten
(24)Anders Dahlgren
(1925–1986)
12 October 19794 October 19822 years, 357 daysCentreFälldin II
Fälldin III
Claes Elmstedt
(1928–2018)
Acting
4 October 19828 October 19824 daysCentreFälldin III
(23)Svante Lundkvist
(1919–1991)
8 October 198210 October 19864 years, 2 daysSocial DemocraticPalme II
Carlsson I
26Mats Hellström
(born 1942)
10 October 19864 October 19914 years, 359 daysSocial DemocraticCarlsson I
Carlsson II
27Karl Erik Olsson
(born 1938)
4 October 19917 October 19943 years, 3 daysCentreBildt
28Margareta Winberg
(born 1947)
7 October 199422 March 19961 year, 167 daysSocial DemocraticCarlsson III
29Annika Åhnberg
(born 1949)
22 March 19967 October 19982 years, 199 daysSocial DemocraticPersson
(28)Margareta Winberg
(born 1947)
7 October 199821 October 20024 years, 14 daysSocial DemocraticPersson
30Ann-Christin Nykvist
(born 1948)
21 October 20026 October 20063 years, 350 daysSocial DemocraticPersson
31Eskil Erlandsson
(born 1957)
6 October 20065 October 20103 years, 364 daysCentreReinfeldt

List of Ministers for Rural AffairsEdit

No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1   Eskil Erlandsson
(1957–)
5 October 2010 3 October 2014 3 years, 363 days Centre Reinfeldt
2   Sven-Erik Bucht
(born 1954)
3 October 2014 21 January 2019 4 years, 110 days Social Democrats Löfven (I)
3   Jennie Nilsson
(1972–)
21 January 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 257 days Social Democrats Löfven (II)