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István Nagy, Dr.

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Rome Dialogue on Family Farming

Ministry of Agriculture, October 29, 2014 2:09 PM

“Hungary’s priority goals include providing high-quality food to domestic consumers and supporting food processing and labour-intensive sectors, primarily through promoting family farming”, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas said in Rome at the Global Dialogue organised to assess and close the UN International Year of Family Farming.

FAO Activities centred on Family Farms

Ministry of Agriculture, October 18, 2014 10:21 AM

A press conference was held in Budapest on Thursday to mark World Food Day, with representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the FAO and non-governmental organisations.

Hungary will defend the Land Act

Ministry of Agriculture, October 17, 2014 12:24 PM

The Hungarian Government will do everything possible to protect the Land Act, which includes several elements from the laws of other European countries, Minister of State for Public Administration Attila István Simon of the Ministry of Agriculture said on Thursday in Budapest.

SAPS payments to farmers begin

Ministry of Agriculture, October 16, 2014 4:57 PM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas launched the special electronic money transfer system for the distribution of SAPS payments and special milk funding on Thursday, at a press conference held at Solum Zrt. in Komárom. A total of HUF 341.1bn (EUR 1.11bn) in SAPS payments may be distributed with reference to 2014 applications. During the first stage of payments, more than HUF 47bn will be disbursed to some 102,000 applicants.

More funding for beekeeping

Ministry of Agriculture, October 14, 2014 6:38 PM

During the upcoming years, 4.7 million euros will be available for the development of beekeeping, 20 percent more than the current level of funding, primarily for the modernisation of technology and equipment, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Parliamentary State Secretary announced on Tuesday in Dunavarsány at the inauguration of a honey packaging plant owned by a family business.

Funding for livestock farming and milk production to increase significantly from next year

Ministry of Agriculture, October 11, 2014 4:40 PM

Farmers engaged in animal husbandry and milk production can expect to receive increased funding in 2015, Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas announced on Friday at the inauguration of Jász-Föld Zrt’s expanded animal husbandry unit on the outskirts of Jászladány in Hungary’s Northern Great Plains region.

Research Institute of Agricultural Economics celebrates 60th anniversary

Ministry of Agriculture, October 7, 2014 5:03 PM

“The Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI) not only facilitates the work of the State Secretariat responsible for the agricultural economy, but provides professional information to all of the Ministry’s state secretariats. This activity has made the Research Institute the Ministry’s most important base of economic research, and with regard to its function has made it the Ministry’s key background institution”, György Czerván said at the conference organised in honour of the sixty-year-old research institute.

Conference on protecting the Carpathians and sustainable development

Ministry of Agriculture, October 3, 2014 8:59 AM

„Think on a Carpathian scale; act at a local and regional level” was the motto of the fourth conference of the participants of the Carpathian Framework Convention held on 24-26 September in Mikulov, the Czech Republic. The Hungarian delegation was led by Deputy State Secretary for International Affairs Katalin Tóth from the Ministry of Agriculture, which is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Convention here in Hungary.

V4 Cooperation on Air Purity and Waste Management

Ministry of Agriculture, October 2, 2014 1:24 PM

The Slovakian presidency of the Visegrád Group (V4) convened a meeting of high-level representatives of the four countries in Bratislava on 29-30 September 2014 to discuss current EU and international environmental issues.

EU Agriculture Ministers Discuss Food Security

Ministry of Agriculture, October 2, 2014 1:15 PM

The European Union’s Agriculture Ministers attended a meeting in Milan between 28-30 September, organised by the Italian presidency of the EU to discuss food security.