The Ministry of Rural Development is hosting a three-day session of the UN Working Group that is meeting for the 10th time to discuss capacity expansion issues relating to the Cartagena Protocol on the cross-border transport of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Experts arriving for the meeting from 13 different countries were welcomed by Deputy State Secretary for Parliamentary, Social and International Relations Katalin Tóth.
"The Ministry of Rural Development is aiming to support an increase in pig stocks and in the domestic consumption of Hungarian pork through the introduction of the Outstanding Quality Pork (KMS) trademark" Deputy State Secretary for Agricultural Economy Zsolt Feldman announced in Budapest.
Twenty thousand people have volunteered to take part in the upcoming TeSzedd! ("You Pick It!") national litter collection drive during the past month, the National Waste Management Agency announced.
Minister for Rural Development Sándor Fazekas met with beekeepers to discuss development opportunities for the sector. According to beekeepers, acacia honey generates the industry's profits, and if the European Union's proposal to include acacia as an invasive species is adopted, Hungarian producers will go bankrupt.
A total of 1150 billion forints are available for the development of the Lake Fertő area cycling route network. This means that the development projects with which the cycling route network around the Hungarian part of the Lake Fertő Area will be on a par and in some cases exceed the quality of the Austrian network will be completed this year", Minister for Rural Development Sándor Fazekas said at the inauguration ceremony of a new cycling route network in the town of Hegykő, western Hungary.
A 5 thousand square metre modern production hall built with the help of funding provided within the framework of the New Széchényi Plan was inaugurates on Friday within the Szolnok factory unit of Irish agricultural machine manufacturer McHale Hungária Limited. The new facility is designed to enable the development o the company's production technology and was constructed at a total cost of HUF 936.5 million (EUR 3 million); the level of EU funding was 50 percent.
"A worthy intellectual workshop ius being established that will attract visitors from far and wide", Minister for Rural Development Sándor Fazekas said at the inauguration ceremony of the Lace-Makers House in Abádszalók, in Hungary's Northern Great Plains region.
Hungarian Minister of State for Public Administration Géza Poprády met with Qatar's Minister for the Environment Ahmad Ibn Amir Muhammad al-Humaidi on 24 March to discuss opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.
The Magyarlak-Csöröt Secondary School, part of the Szentgotthárd Area School District near Hungary's western border with Austria, has been presented with the highest state acknowledgement for sustainability that may be awarded within the Hungarian public education system, the title of Eco-School. The plaque testifying to the honour was inaugurated in Magyarlak by Minister of State for Rural Development Zsolt V. Németh.