Ministry of Trade and Agriculture organized 175 years ago
The Ministry of Trade and Agriculture is the name given to the ministry responsible for trade and agricultural affairs in the Ottoman Empire.
The Ministry of Trade and Agriculture is the name given to the ministry responsible for trade and agricultural affairs in the Ottoman Empire. Before the establishment of ministries (ministries) in today's sense in the Ottoman Empire, the first officer responsible for agriculture and trade was called Arpa Emini. In the records, we come across the name of Barley Emini Hayreddin Çelebi in 1484. III. During the reign of Selim, the Barley Confidence turned into a Grain and Grain Ministry. However, this ministry did not last long. It was returned to Barley Confidence again. Finally, in 1839, the Ministry of Trade and Agriculture was established for the first time and Halil Rifat Pasha was appointed as its head. Although Arif Pasha was appointed as the head of the Ministry of Trade for a short time in 1846, these two ministries were reunited in the same year. The Ministry of Trade and Agriculture survived until the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. However, the two divisions were divided at various times, or at some times they were united with the Ministry of Public Works and referred to as the Ministry of Trade and Nafia. The last person to do this duty was Abdüllatif Safa Bey, who took office between June 1921 and November 1922.