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Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Minister's Biography

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Minister - Kim Jae-soo

General Information

Kim Jae-soo
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 94 Dasom2-ro, Government Complex-Sejong, Sejong-si 339-012, Republic of Korea


Chung-Ang University (Ph.D., 2001)
Michigan State University (MA in Economics, 1988)
Seoul National University (MA in Public Administration, '84)
Kyungpook National University (BA in Economics, '78)
Gyeongbuk High School ('74)

Major career

President of Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. ('11~Sep.'16)
First Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ('10 - '11)
Administrator of the Rural Development Administration ('09 - '10)
Deputy Minister of Planning & Coordination Office,MAFRA ('08 - '09)
Director General of the National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service ('07 - '08)
President of the Korea Agricultural Training Institute (2007)
Agricultural attaché at Korea Embassy in the US (2003)
Director General of Agricultural Distribution Bureau ('00)
OECD ('92), Director of Market Division ('95), Director of Distribution Policy Division (’97), Director of Food Grain Policy Division (’98), Director of Agricultural Policy Division (’99)
21st Higher Civil Service Examination ('77)


Presidential Citation (’16)
Plaques of appreciation from Congressman Charles Rangel (New York), Congressman Ron Kim (New York) and Congressman Ed Royce (California) ('13)
Chevalier (Knight) Decoration from the French government ('12)
HwangjoGeunjeong Medal ('11)
HongjoGeunjeong Medal (2002)
Geunjeong Medal ('98), Presidential Citation ('89)

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