Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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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.

The prospects for the future are good

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2018 3:08 PM

“In recent years, agricultural output has grown remarkably even in EU comparison, reaching almost 2600 billion forints in 2017”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary István Nagy said at an agricultural event in Kesznyéten.

Modern-day colonisation attempts are unacceptable

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:37 PM

“Modern-day colonialization attempts on the part of Brussels or from elsewhere are unacceptable”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said on Saturday in Lenti, at the 39th anniversary celebrations of the Zala County settlement being declared a city.

The reduction of VAT on the most important foodstuff is continuing

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:36 PM

The government's goal is to tax the most important foodstuffs with the lowest possible levels of VAT, and accordingly will continue to reduce the VAT on key foods in 2018. The VAT on fish and pork offal and by-products for human consumption will be reduced from 27 percent to 5 percent beginning in January.

Negotiations with Egypt’s plant heath authority on a permit to export wheat come to a successful conclusion

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:35 PM

As a result of negotiations that have been ongoing since 2012, Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Soil Protection issued a license for the export of Hungarian wheat to North Africa on 10 December 2017. This has eliminated the obstacles that have always existed until now, and the phytosanitary restrictions have been lifted.

Berlin agriculture fair expected to be a major event for agricultural diplomacy

Ministry of Agriculture, January 23, 2018 3:34 PM

A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture headed by Minister Sándor Fazekas will be participating in the International green Week (IGW) agriculture exhibition in Berlin, where Mr. Fazekas is expected to discuss the new EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and other current policy issues with ministers from 16 foreign countries on the sidelines of the event.