Ministry of Agriculture

Sándor Fazekas, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Carpathian Convention – 3-year Hungarian presidency begins

Ministry of Agriculture, October 15, 2017 1:32 PM

Hungary has assumed the three-year presidency of the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention), which is operated by seven countries under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The presidency was officially transferred within the framework of a three-day, high-level conference in Lillafüred, near Miskolc, with the participation of the parties to the Convention, at which Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas received the baton representing the performance of presidential duties from the representative of the Czech Republic.

Consumers must not be tricked

Ministry of Agriculture, October 14, 2017 6:55 PM

“Consumers must not be discriminated and tricked, and it is outrageous that differing products are still being marketed under the same brand name in Europe”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Friday in Bratislava Castle, Slovakia, where he was attending an EU meeting on putting an end to the practice of dual food product quality with the participation of the heads of government of the Visegrád Group (V4, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia), representatives of every EU member state, and related EU politicians.

Central European environment ministers and experts hold talks in Miskolc

Ministry of Agriculture, October 14, 2017 6:54 PM

A three-day meeting of Visegrád Group (V4, Hungary, Slovakia Poland and the Czech Republic) environment ministers and representatives is being held in Miskolc; the event is also being attended by delegations from Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia”, it was stated at a press conference held mid-way through the meeting on Wednesday.

Expanding agrarian trade between Lebanon and Hungary

Ministry of Agriculture, October 12, 2017 10:24 AM

The deputy agriculture ministers of Hungary and Lebanon met in Budapest on Wednesday to discuss opportunities for the expansion of agrarian trade between the two countries.

Job creation ideas given priority within the Rural Development Programme

Ministry of Agriculture, October 11, 2017 11:35 AM

“Within the framework of the Rural Development Programme, we are mainly funding the realisation of innovative ideas that are centred of job creation”, Deputy Agriculture Minister István Nagy said at a professional conference in Szarvas.

High standard crop production is in the national interest

Ministry of Agriculture, October 11, 2017 11:34 AM

“Research into new plant strains is one of the key elements of crop production, in view of the fact that biological resources represent secure production for the agrarian and forest management sectors”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said that the “125 Years of Hungarian Plant Research” conference.

V4 statement in the interests of preserving agricultural funding

Ministry of Agriculture, October 11, 2017 11:33 AM

The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) and the Baltic States have made a joint stand in favour of a suitably funded, strong, two-pillar Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at the session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg.

Expanding Hungarian export opportunities to Singapore

Ministry of Agriculture, October 11, 2017 11:31 AM

Hungarian exports of beef and rabbit meat to Singapore could begin soon, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas announced following talks with the head of the Southeast Asian country’s Ministry of National Development Lawrence Wong in Singapore.

Hungarian agricultural and food industry achievements in numbers

Ministry of Agriculture, October 11, 2017 11:31 AM

We believe that the broader agricultural community and the public should also be aware of the successes of Hungary’s agriculture sector. But behind performances that are measured in tonnes, forints and percentages, there are always concrete events, whether with regard to the expansion of our cattle export market in Turkey, the decrease in poultry stocks due to the bird flu epidemic, or sunflower seed yields.