Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Library

Date: Late C19 to C20Extent: c. 150 m

Subjects covered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) published library collection include: MAFF Library for MERL website_Jan 2019

  • agricultural machinery
  • crops and livestock
  • dairy products
  • diseases of animals and plants
  • farm buildings and management
  • fertilisers and soils
  • food
  • fruit and vegetables
  • geographic case studies
  • herd books
  • pests and weeds
  • statistics

Publishing bodies include:

  • Board of Agriculture (1793–1822, when it was disbanded)
  • Board of Agriculture and Fisheries (1889–1919)
  • Ministry of Agriculture (1919–1955)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1955–2001, when its responsibilities were absorbed by Defra)
  • Ministry of Food (1939–1955)

Most of the collection is currently uncatalogued. The MERL Library also contains MAFF publications. Please contact us to arrange access.

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