Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

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Game damage assessment protocol may lead to balanced wildlife management

Ministry of Agriculture, February 13, 2019 4:42 PM

“The introduction of the game damage assessment protocol may lead to balanced wildlife management and place the relationship of farmers and game managers within a legislative framework”, Minister of State for Land Affairs Márton Bitay from the Ministry of Agriculture said at a professional conference during the 26th FeHoVa International Exhibition for Fishing, Hunting and Arms.

Croat-Hungarian forest management in accord

Ministry of Agriculture, February 13, 2019 4:41 PM

Minister of State for Land Affairs Márton Bitay invited Croatian Deputy Minister for Forestry, Hunting and Logging Renata Ojurović to an informal discussion on the opening day of FeHoVa, the International Exhibition for Fishing, Hunting and Arms.

Winter 2018 food chain inspections closes with HUF 8 million in fines

Ministry of Agriculture, January 10, 2019 1:35 PM

During their usual winter inspections, officials from the National Food Chain Safety Office found rancid walnuts and poppy seeds for human consumption that contained more morphine than allowed by the relevant regulations. Most of the irregularities elicited just a written warning. The nationwide nspections resulted in 3,312 tests, 117 warnings, 14 business activity limitations, and 125 fines amounting to a total of HUF 8,065,154.

2019: year of active international cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture, January 8, 2019 1:32 PM

Minister of Agriculture István Nagy met with the ambassadors of Austria, Georgia and Moldavia in Budapest in order to boost international agricultural relations

Food VAT cut continues with long-life milk

Ministry of Agriculture, December 21, 2018 1:34 PM

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on ESL and UHT milk will decrease from 18% to 5% on 1 January, Minister of State for Agriculture Dr Zsolt Feldman pointed out at a press event held at a CBA supermarket in Budapest’s Corvin Plaza.

V4 countries take firm stance against dual food quality

Ministry of Agriculture, December 18, 2018 10:12 AM

The agriculture ministers of V4 countries expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of regulations aimed at eliminating differences between the quality of food sold in West versus East Europe. As Hungary’s Agriculture Minister István Nagy noted at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council’s meeting on 17 December in Brussels, it’s unacceptable that multinational food concerns treat the inhabitants of East European member states of the Union as second-rate citizens.

Hungary seeks higher share from EU R&D funds for Central and East European farmers

Ministry of Agriculture, December 17, 2018 5:48 PM

The agriculture ministers of the Visegrád Group (V4) countries discussed Europe’s strategy for a bio-based economy at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council’s meeting on 17 December in Brussels. Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan expressed his support for the BIOEAST initiative aimed at utilising Central and Eastern Europe’s biomass potential, launched two years ago upon Hungary’s proposal. “Maximising the added value of agricultural products through processing is key to the sector’s profitability; this is what the utilisation of research and innovation funds from Brussel can contribute to”, Agriculture Minister István Nagy explained.

Agriculture will be contributing to GDP growth again this year

Ministry of Agriculture, November 26, 2018 10:51 AM

“Agriculture is expected to significantly contribute to the growth of the whole domestic economy again this year”, the Minister of State for Agriculture said in Balatonfüred at a conference organised by the National Chamber of Agriculture (NAK). Mr. Feldmann highlighted that the increase in agricultural performance is mainly being driven by the rapeseed, maize, apple and poultry sectors.

Best grape and wine production in years expected in 2018

Ministry of Agriculture, November 10, 2018 8:10 AM

“Hungarian wine-growers are expected to harvest a total of 550 thousand tons from a wine-growing area of 62 thousand hectares”, the Minister of State for Agriculture said at Soltvadkert at the 10th St. Martin’s day new wine celebration. Zsolt Feldman added that the average yield per hectare was almost 1.5 times that of the previous year.

Biodiversity: An asset to be preserved

Ministry of Agriculture, November 9, 2018 3:13 PM

“The Carpathian Basin has preserved one of the oldest agricultures in Europe. Hungary has outstanding natural assets; its varied ecological specifics are favourable for biodiversity. Our crop varieties and farm animal species of outstanding value have evolved over long centuries, under special climatic and ecological conditions”, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sándor Farkas said in his presentation at the 6th International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) in Eisenstadt.