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Sándor Fazekas, Dr.

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Agricultural grants benefit not only farmers, but everyone who buys foodstuffs as well

Ministry of Agriculture, April 6, 2018 8:42 AM

The livelihoods of at least one million agricultural producers, employees and their relatives depend on agricultural grants partly or in their entirety, and therefore it is crucial that their current level is maintained also beyond 2020 and farmers receive them in full, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on the morning programmes of the public service television and Kossuth Radio.

We have succeeded in protecting the interests of Hungarian farmers in Brussels

Ministry of Agriculture, March 23, 2018 11:28 AM

The prospects are good that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will remain strong after 2020. Yesterday in Brussels, EU agriculture ministers adopted presidential conclusions on the future direction of the CAP. The contents of the V4 statement adopted in Budapest in January were successfully included in the document. “Yesterday’s decision by the EU’s agriculture ministers has designated a definite direction for the Commission with regard to the drawing up of legislative proposals at the end of May”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas stressed following a meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels on 19 March.

The Land Act ensures that land belongs to those who farm it

Ministry of Agriculture, March 9, 2018 4:36 PM

The Land Act ensures that land belongs to those who farm it and the sale of 200 thousand hectares of state land in recent years served the interests of those who farm the land, according to the Minister of Agriculture.

Brussels chose to side with foreign land speculators once again

Ministry of Agriculture, March 8, 2018 2:47 PM

The European Court’s Tuesday decision means that Brussels chose to side with foreign land speculators once again, the Minister of Agriculture stated on Tuesday in Jászberény where he attended a farmers’ forum.

The EU must support family farms

Ministry of Agriculture, February 20, 2018 2:07 PM

“The Common Agricultural Policy must serve the interests of family farms”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas stressed in Brussels following a meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.

The funding received by Hungarian farmers must not decrease

Ministry of Agriculture, February 6, 2018 9:01 AM

“The level of EU agricultural funding must not be reduced in future; this is what Hungarian agricultural diplomacy is fighting for at the Brussels forums, and it is in the interests of this goal that it is searching for and finding allies among the countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) and other Central European states”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Hungarian M1 television’s morning show.

Negotiations on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy are gaining momentum in Brussels – agricultural funding could become simpler

Ministry of Agriculture, January 30, 2018 11:32 AM

“Hungary is calling for the adoption a farmer-friendly and much simpler Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at EU-level negotiations. This is in harmony with the joint statement by the agriculture ministers of the Visegrád Group (V4) and Croatia adopted in Budapest on 25 January”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas emphasised following Monday’s session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels.

Traditional foods must be produced using state-of-the-art technology

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2018 3:10 PM

“Hungary insists on traditional foods, which must, however, be produced using the latest state-of-the-art technologies”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Saturday in Berlin at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA).

10th GFFA agriculture minsters’ conference in Berlin discusses the future of animal husbandry

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2018 3:10 PM

Minister of Agriculture Dr. Sándor Fazekas took part in the Forum, and in his speech said that ideas according to which artificial meats or insects produced in laboratory conditions will be afforded a major role in future food production are unacceptable. The participants of the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) represented 75% of the world's population.

Four more countries join European Soy Declaration

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2018 3:09 PM

It is a success for Hungarian agricultural diplomacy that four more countries have joined the European Soy Declaration previously established thanks to a Hungarian-Austrian-German initiative. The signature signing ceremony took place within the framework of the Berlin International Green Week food industry expo, one of the accompanying programs of which is one of the world’s largest conferences of agriculture ministers, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture.