Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Hungarian agriculture performed well despite difficult conditions

Ministry of Agriculture, January 5, 2016 11:07 AM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told Hungarian news agency MTI in an assessment of the sector’s performance over the past year that “Hungarian agriculture performed well in 2015, despite difficult conditions”.

Hungary to request chimney cake receive traditional speciality product designation

Ministry of Agriculture, December 16, 2015 12:08 PM

Hungary is expected to submit a request to have chimney cake be designated a traditional speciality product within the European Union at the end of the first quarter of next year, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for Origin Protection announced at a press conference in Budapest on Monday.

Hungary takes on active role in EU agricultural research and innovation programme

Ministry of Agriculture, December 16, 2015 11:08 AM

On 14 December 2015, EU Ministers of Agriculture met in Brussels to discuss the strategic directions of agricultural research and innovation and the related framework programme. The Hungarian delegation was led by Deputy Secretary of State for Agricultural Economy Dr. Zsolt Feldman.

HUF 2, 800 billion available for environmental protection during 2014-2020 programming period

Ministry of Agriculture, December 10, 2015 8:57 AM

In Budapest Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Agrarian Development and Hungaricums at the Ministry of Agriculture Zsolt V. Németh said that “HUF 2,800 billion (EUR 8.9 billion) is available for environmental protection and conservation during the 2014-2020 programming period, 500bn more than in the previous cycle”.

Chimney Cake becomes Hungaricum

Ministry of Agriculture, December 3, 2015 12:55 PM

In accordance with a unanimous vote by the Hungaricum Committee, chimney cake, which is at once a Sekler, Transylvanian and Hungarian treasure, was declared a Hungaricum at the body’s Thursday session”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas told the press in Budapest.

Agricultural performance exceptionally favourable

Ministry of Agriculture, December 3, 2015 10:14 AM

At the agriculture forum organised by the Zala County Farmers’ Circles Association held on 1 December in Keszthely, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture István Nagy said that “Agriculture once again achieved excellent results in 2015. Cereal production was exceptionally high and animal husbandry output increased despite a drop in producer prices”.

South-South Knowledge Exchange workshop held in Gödöllő

Ministry of Agriculture, November 5, 2015 2:49 PM

Representatives of technical cooperation agencies, ministries of agriculture and centers of excellence from Algeria, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey and Uzbekistan exchanged information and views on the successful homegrown solutions in the area of Agricultural Biotechnology, in a workshop organized in Gödöllő, Hungary. They also discussed other aspects of agricultural development contributing to enhanced food security. The workshop was organized to enable partners and organizations in the participating countries from the Arab States, Europe and Central Asia to promote their own methods, whilst also implementing tried and tested experiences from their partners in the Global South.

Hungarian agriculture continues on growth trajectory in 2015

Ministry of Agriculture, October 29, 2015 2:58 PM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas reported to Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on the state of Hungarian agriculture.

Important negotiations in Rome

Ministry of Agriculture, October 13, 2015 1:35 PM

The 42nd Session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) began on Monday at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The agenda includes topics that are of strategic importance to Hungary, such as the responsible management of drinking water sources, improving access to drinking water and the role of the CFS in realising Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hungary involved in preparations for UN regional development project

Ministry of Agriculture, October 2, 2015 11:58 AM

Deputy State Secretary Katalin Tóth opened the preparatory meeting of a large-scale United Nations regional development project at the Ministry of Agriculture on 30 September 2015.