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István Nagy, Dr.

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Deputy State Secretary Szakáli discusses agricultural cooperation in Brazil

Ministry of Agriculture, May 4, 2015 3:16 PM

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Development and Hungaricums, István Loránd Szakáli, held talks in Brasília on strengthening Brazilian-Hungarian cooperation in agriculture, sharing experiences within the field of organic farming and importing GMO-free soy.

Hungaricum photo exhibition opens in European Parliament

Ministry of Agriculture, April 22, 2015 1:42 PM

“We have a great responsibility, through our Hungaricums, to ensure that we can preserve for posterity the special characteristics of excellence that have been handed down from century to century”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said at the opening of the Hungaricums photo exhibition at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Minister of Agriculture and American Ambassador meet to discuss free trade agreement

Ministry of Agriculture, April 20, 2015 10:53 AM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas and United States Ambassador to Hungary Coleen Bradley Bell agreed that the signing of the free trade agreement between the EU and the USA, which is currently under development, was on the whole a positive step, although Hungary voiced several concerns during the course of the meeting.

Keeping Europe GMO-free also serves to protect biodiversity

Ministry of Agriculture, April 20, 2015 10:50 AM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas attended a meeting of EU Environment Ministers on April 14-15 in Riga, on the invitation of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The Hungarian milk sector could profit from withdrawal of EU milk quotas

Ministry of Agriculture, April 3, 2015 12:31 PM

The Hungarian milk industry is ready to begin operations within the new system following the EU’s withdrawal of milk quotas from 1 April, and is expected to be one of the winners of the changes, Minister of State for Agricultural Economy György Czerván said.

New sawmill inaugurated in Miskolc

Ministry of Agriculture, March 30, 2015 1:15 PM

The new flexible hardwood sawmill inaugurated in Miskolc on Friday, which is medium sized in European comparison, but large for Hungary, was realised by WIS Holding Ltd. using over 981 million forints (EUR 3.27M) in funding received via the New Széchényi Plan.

Hungarian-Russian agricultural relations improve further

Ministry of Agriculture, March 19, 2015 3:58 PM

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary, István Nagy, held talks with the Russian Federation’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture Ilya Shestakov in Moscow today.

Ratio of Hungarian products on the domestic market increases

Ministry of Agriculture, March 10, 2015 2:41 PM

In recent years, there has been a continuous increase in the demand for Hungarian food products in the country’s shops: the ratio of Hungarian products on the market was 75% in 2010, and this has now grown to 80 percent, the Minister of Agriculture said today.

Agricultural Economy Figures Favourable

Ministry of Agriculture, March 10, 2015 8:55 AM

Agricultural output for 2014 corresponded to the expectations of the Ministry of Agriculture, despite the fact that it was influenced by several unfavourable foreign trade and foreign affairs processes. The favourable advancements achieved in previous years maintained their growth curve with regard to both agricultural GDP and import-export figures.

Modern agriculture cannot exist without electronification and state-of-the-art IT systems

Ministry of Agriculture, March 5, 2015 1:41 PM

“Neither our extremely complex agrarian funding system nor tracking, which is a fundamental principle in food production, would be capable of functioning without the general application of information technology, and accordingly it is worth investing in these technologies at both individual and community level”, Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Economy Zsolt Feldman said in Kecskemét today at a conference entitled Precision Farming and Digital Trends in Agriculture.