Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

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Similarly to Hungary, the majority of EU member states reject the reduction of CAP funding

Ministry of Agriculture, June 19, 2018 2:21 PM

The European Commission plans to reduce the sum of area-based agricultural funding available during the 2021-2027 period by 16.4 percent compared to the current programming period. 26.6 percent less EU funding would be available to Hungary for rural development. The majority of member states are against the planned reduction of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding.

African development project for local job creation

Ministry of Agriculture, June 14, 2018 1:06 PM

“We regard Africa as an important partner, both in view of its sources of raw materials and its growing import markets”, Minister of State for Rural Development Miklós Kis stressed at the launch of the first joint V4 African development project in the Kenyan town of Kilifi.

V4 statement on agricultural innovation and EU funding

Ministry of Agriculture, June 14, 2018 12:58 PM

“The countries of the Visegrád Group in addition to six other Central and European countries have signed a joint statement on cooperation in the interests of increasing the proportion of EU funding that can be drawn down for agricultural innovation”, Minister of State for Agriculture Zsolt Feldman announced on Wednesday. The parties also discussed the interests of the region’s countries with relation to the development of the EU’s agricultural funding system.

Expanding Central and Eastern European cooperation in the defence of EU agricultural funding

Ministry of Agriculture, June 13, 2018 10:55 AM

“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) and the Baltic States all agree that the proposed reduction in EU funding available to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the post-2020 period is unacceptable”, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said in Bábolna at the final meeting of agriculture ministers during the Hungarian Presidency of the V4.

Broader cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and the FAO

Ministry of Agriculture, June 7, 2018 3:09 PM

“Supporting family farms and small-scale producers is of priority importance to Hungary, as are stopping rural emigration, increasing the standard of living in rural areas and improving the attractiveness of agriculture”, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy declared at a meeting in Budapest with the Assistant Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The reduction of CAP funding is unacceptable

Ministry of Agriculture, June 6, 2018 10:24 AM

“In Hungary’s opinion, the proposed budget for the funding of the Common Agricultural Policy is insufficient, particularly in view of the fact that the legislative proposals published last week would place significantly greater burdens on farmers and make the currently well-operating system more complicated”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Agriculture Zsolt Feldman stressed following a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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.