About MARD




Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is a governmental agency performing state management functions in the fields of agriculture,   forestry,   salt production,   fishery,   irrigation/water services and rural development nationwide, including state management functions with regard to delivery of public service in accordance with legal documents.  View the MARD Mandate here.


In October 1995, the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Industry, Forestry and Water Resources were merged to form the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. MARD is lead by Minister Cao Duc Phat, and assisted by Vice Ministers, Diep Kinh Tan, Bui Ba Bong, Hua Duc Nhi, Nguyen Ngoc Thuat and Ho Xuan Hung.


MARD focus for 2010 and beyond:

The overall and long-term objective of the agricultural and rural sector in Vietnam is to build up agriculture and forestry production that has a large scale of production, is modern, efficient and sustainable, and that has high productivity, high quality and is competitive, based on the application of advanced science and technology achievements so that they are able to meet the domestic and export demand.


Other long term objectives are to build a rural sector that has an appropriate economic structure, with a convenient labor relation, disposing of a modern economic and social infrastructure, where everyone has jobs to do and can earn money; and where living conditions of the population are better, aiming at building a more prosperous, fairer, democratic and more civilized society.

  • MARD 20 Year Institutional Vision
  • MARD Draft 5 Year Work Plan 2011-2015




MARD Agencies and Departments

The following agencies assist the Minister to perform governance functions assigned to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


View the MARD Structure diagram.


  • Ministry Administrative Office
  • General Forestry Office
  • General Fisheries Office
  • General Irrigation and Water Management Office
  • Planning Department
  • Finance Department
  • International Cooperation Department
  • Legislation/Legal Department
  • Organization and Personnel Department
  • Ministry Inspectorate
  • Science, Technology and Environment Department
  • Department of Crop Production
  • Department of Plant Protection
  • Department of Livestock Husbandry
  • Department of Animal Health
  • Department of Processing and Trade for Agro-forestry-Fisheries Products and Salt Production
  • Department of Construction Management
  • Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development
  • National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department
  • Centre for Informatics and Statistics
  • National Centre for Rural Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation
  • National Centre for Agriculture and Fisheries Extension
  • VietnamAgriculture Newspaper
  • VietnamJournal of Agriculture and Rural Development


About ICD – International Cooperation Department


The ICD is the advisory and general Management unit to the Minister of MARD in matters of international cooperation and international economic integration in the ARD Sector.


It takes the leading role in coordinating with donors and other relevant agencies and NGOs in preparing, appraising and negotiating ODA and FDI projects and programs in Vietnam’s ARD Sector.


Inside the ICD, are the following Divisions and responsibilities:

- Bilateral Cooperation Division

- Mulilateral Cooperation Division

- Global Integration and Foreign Investment Division

- General Affairs Division

- SPS Vietnam Office


Programs and Projects managed by the ICD (with support from external stakeholders) include:

- International Support Group (ISG)

- Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Partnership (RWSSP)

- Partnership for Avian and Human Influenza (PAHI)

- Collaboration on Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD program)

- MARD-SIDA Cooperation Program (MSCP-TA)


THE ICD Director General is also the Director of the ISG Secretariat.  As of 2009, the ICD Director General is Mr Luong The Phiet.


For more information about ICD, visit the ICD Website here



About DARD – Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development


At the provincial level, Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development operate as local branches of the Ministry, in conjuction with provincial/municipal People’s Committees.


A full list of the 64 provincial DARD branches is available on the MARD website here.

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