Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

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New report shows record agricultural production for last year

Ministry of Agriculture, January 31, 2017 4:08 PM

“A record 1.893 million tons of sunflower seed and 882 thousand tons of rapeseed were harvested in Hungary last year, in addition to which the production average for maize also broke all previous records, exceeding 8.6 tons per hectare (with a total yield of 8.8 million tons)”, the latest report from the Central Statistical Office states.

The output of Hungarian agriculture increased by 55 percent between 2010 and 2016

Ministry of Agriculture, January 31, 2017 2:48 PM

“The output of Hungarian agriculture increased by 55 percent between 2010 and 2016”, Minister of State for Agricultural Economy György Czerván said at a training course for Békés and Somogy County agricultural leaders in Harkány.

International green week opens, Hungary is the guest of honour

Ministry of Agriculture, January 25, 2017 10:27 AM

International Green Week (IGW), the world’s largest agriculture, food industry and horticulture expo, opened in Berlin on Friday; this year the event’s guest of honour is once again Hungary.

Berlin’s Green Week is adorned with the colours of the Hungarian flag

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2017 6:26 PM

It is an outstanding opportunity that we are able to present the highest quality Hungarian food industry products to some 400 thousand people at Europe’s largest agriculture and food industry exhibition (in which Hungary has already been participating for 45 years), Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at a press conference to mark the opening of the Green Week expo in Berlin. Hungary is this year’s guest of honour.

This week, Berlin is all about Hungary

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2017 6:22 PM

This year’s International Green Week opened with an extravagant gala in Berlin yesterday evening. At the opening ceremony, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told the around 3,000 participants of the gala why it is both important and an honour for Hungary that we have been invited to be guest of honour at Europe’s largest and most prestigious agriculture and food industry expo.

Sándor Fazekas concludes agreement on digitizing agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2017 6:18 PM

International Green Week, Europe’s largest and most prestigious agriculture and food industry expo and one of the most important forums of agricultural diplomacy, opened this week, where Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas has already spent the first day holding bilateral talks with several of his fellow ministers from around the world.

Water scarcity should not be remedied by promoting GMOs

Ministry of Agriculture, January 24, 2017 6:15 PM

“The problem of water scarcity must not be remedied by promoting the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas stressed on Saturday in Berlin at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), the main topic of which was sustainable water management.

VAT cut promotes economic growth

Ministry of Agriculture, January 5, 2017 4:16 PM

“The reduction in VAT promotes economic growth and results in the whitening of the economy, increased domestic consumption and lower imports” the Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for the Agricultural Economy Zsolt Feldman said on Hungarian M1 television’s Thursday evening current affairs program.

EU Agriculture Minsters call for improved bargaining power for farmers

Ministry of Agriculture, December 13, 2016 8:20 AM

The Agriculture Ministers of the European Union’s Member States have adopted a political resolution on reinforcing the situation of farmers within the supply chain and on reducing unfair practices on the part of distributors. They have taken a firm stand in support of the fact that next year the European Commission should put forward a proposal with which the EU can successfully combat unfair trade practices.

New bird flu outbreak

Ministry of Agriculture, November 10, 2016 4:42 PM

The presence of avian influenza or bird flu (H5N8) has been identified in several European countries in recent days. In Hungary, a new outbreak occurred at a duck farm in Kiskunmajsa. In the interests of preventing the spread of the disease, the animal health service began cunning the livestock based on the suspicion of infection; the state will provide compensation.