Ministry of Agriculture

Sándor Fazekas, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Food production is closely related to the natural environment and sustainability

Ministry of Agriculture, May 16, 2017 2:11 PM


“Farmers involved in food production are primarily interests in preserving natural resources, which represent the environmental background for agricultural production, and in safeguarding them for future generations”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Economy said on Tuesday in Budapest at an international conference.

VAT cuts on foods to continue next year

Ministry of Agriculture, May 16, 2017 2:10 PM

“The VAT cuts on foodstuffs begun in 2014 will continue, and accordingly the VAT of fish will be reduced from 27 percent to 5 percent from January of next year if the National Assembly authorises the draft budget for next year in mid-June”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for agricultural Economy announced at a press conference in Budapest on Wednesday.

GMO-free agriculture represents an opportunity and a certain livelihood

Ministry of Agriculture, May 16, 2017 2:09 PM

“An agriculture that is free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) represents an opportunity and a certain livelihood in Central and Eastern Europe”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told Hungarian news agency MTI in a statement on Wednesday following a meeting of agriculture ministers in Vienna.

Competitiveness smuts be increased and agri-environmental farming must become more widespread

Ministry of Agriculture, May 16, 2017 2:08 PM

Minister of State Zsolt V. Németh form the Ministry of Agriculture drew attention to the need for agri-environmental farming, and the Director-General of the National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC) called for, amongst others, precision farming in the interests of increasing the competitiveness of agriculture, at the second stop in a series of “Agriculture Academy” lectures at the Herman Ottó Institute in Budapest on Thursday.

Increasingly intensive agricultural cooperation with Sudan

Ministry of Agriculture, May 16, 2017 2:08 PM

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture was on an official visit to Sudan to discuss agricultural cooperation. István Nagy and State Minister for Agriculture Yagoub Mohammed El-Tayeb Ibraim signed a cooperation agreement on promoting Hungarian-Sudanese trade and research & development relations within the fields of agriculture and the food industry.

The Ministry of Agriculture could assist the European integration of Serbia in several areas

Ministry of Agriculture, May 16, 2017 2:07 PM

“Hungary could assist the European integration of Serbia within the areas of legal harmonisation, food safety and agricultural education”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Friday in Belgrade following a meeting with representatives of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture.

Animal husbandry is being given a leading role in the Government’s agriculture policy

Ministry of Agriculture, May 3, 2017 9:34 AM

“Animal husbandry is one of the determining sectors of Hungarian agriculture, and accordingly the development of animal husbandry and restoring the balance between animal husbandry and crop production is being given a leading role in the Government’s agriculture policy”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary said at an event in Hajdúnánási.

There is order on the food market

Ministry of Agriculture, May 3, 2017 9:33 AM

“There is order on the food market and producers, processors and distributors are striving to adhere to food safety regulations”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Hungarian M1 television’s morning show and Kossuth Radio’s “180 Minutes” programme today, announcing the results of seasonal food safety checks by the National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO).

EU environment ministers discuss the issue of plastic waste

Ministry of Agriculture, May 3, 2017 9:32 AM

EU environment ministers discussed opportunities for taking action against the pollution caused by plastic waste in Valetta on 25 April 2017, at a summit organised by the Maltese presidency of the European Union. The Hungarian delegation was led by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Public Administration Andrea Gulyás.