Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Hungary’s agriculture boasts increased competitiveness and profitability

Ministry of Agriculture, March 2, 2019 10:14 AM

Capital expenditures in agriculture continued to increase last year. This is attributable to support schemes within the Rural Development Program, more profitable agricultural production, and favourable credit conditions. All this improves the competitiveness and profitability of the sector, and mitigates the issues caused by the scarcity of labour.

NFCSO complex education program a success

Ministry of Agriculture, February 20, 2019 9:59 AM

“The complex education program by the National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO), aimed at disseminating knowledge about food safety among youth of all ages from nursery school all the way to university, is a success”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s State Secretary for Food Chain Supervision Róbert Zsigó said on Wednesday at the launch of an education book of fairy tales entitled “Mese habbal, szülinappal” (Gammon and Spinach, and a Birthday).

Game damage assessment protocol may lead to balanced wildlife management

Ministry of Agriculture, February 13, 2019 4:42 PM

“The introduction of the game damage assessment protocol may lead to balanced wildlife management and place the relationship of farmers and game managers within a legislative framework”, Minister of State for Land Affairs Márton Bitay from the Ministry of Agriculture said at a professional conference during the 26th FeHoVa International Exhibition for Fishing, Hunting and Arms.

Croat-Hungarian forest management in accord

Ministry of Agriculture, February 13, 2019 4:41 PM

Minister of State for Land Affairs Márton Bitay invited Croatian Deputy Minister for Forestry, Hunting and Logging Renata Ojurović to an informal discussion on the opening day of FeHoVa, the International Exhibition for Fishing, Hunting and Arms.

Hungary steps up efforts to upgrade the agriculture of developing countries

Ministry of Agriculture, February 12, 2019 9:42 AM

Deputy State Secretary for International Relations Zsolt Belánszky-Demkó from the Ministry of Agriculture has proposed the establishment of a network of agricultural advisors and model farms in Africa with Hungary’s involvement. Mr. Belánszky-Demkó held talks with Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, President of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in Rome.

Training and knowledge transfer are key issues in agrarian sector

Ministry of Agriculture, February 8, 2019 9:24 AM

“The basic objective of Hungary’s upcoming Digital Agricultural Strategy is that farmers should learn and take advantage of new technologies in their daily work. For this reason, education and knowledge transfer will be of paramount importance in the coming years”, State Secretary for Agriculture Zsolt Feldman, said in Kecskemét.

Winter 2018 food chain inspections closes with HUF 8 million in fines

Ministry of Agriculture, January 10, 2019 1:35 PM

During their usual winter inspections, officials from the National Food Chain Safety Office found rancid walnuts and poppy seeds for human consumption that contained more morphine than allowed by the relevant regulations. Most of the irregularities elicited just a written warning. The nationwide nspections resulted in 3,312 tests, 117 warnings, 14 business activity limitations, and 125 fines amounting to a total of HUF 8,065,154.

2019: year of active international cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture, January 8, 2019 1:32 PM

Minister of Agriculture István Nagy met with the ambassadors of Austria, Georgia and Moldavia in Budapest in order to boost international agricultural relations

Food VAT cut continues with long-life milk

Ministry of Agriculture, December 21, 2018 1:34 PM

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on ESL and UHT milk will decrease from 18% to 5% on 1 January, Minister of State for Agriculture Dr Zsolt Feldman pointed out at a press event held at a CBA supermarket in Budapest’s Corvin Plaza.

V4 countries take firm stance against dual food quality

Ministry of Agriculture, December 18, 2018 10:12 AM

The agriculture ministers of V4 countries expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of regulations aimed at eliminating differences between the quality of food sold in West versus East Europe. As Hungary’s Agriculture Minister István Nagy noted at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council’s meeting on 17 December in Brussels, it’s unacceptable that multinational food concerns treat the inhabitants of East European member states of the Union as second-rate citizens.