Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Hungary is committed to climate protection

Ministry of Agriculture, March 21, 2019 4:43 PM

“Hungary is committed to climate protection, and also with regard to the related tasks it regards it as important that the funding available for rural development should not be reduced within the European Union’s upcoming multiannual financial framework”, the Ministry of Agriculture’s Minister of State for Rural Development said on Thursday in Kaposvár.

Collaboration to maintain output-based agricultural funding

Ministry of Agriculture, March 19, 2019 11:19 AM

At the session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 18 March in Brussels, Hungary requested that output-based funding be maintained at their current level or even increased in the period following 2020 in a joint statement with Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Agriculture Ministry supports petition for maintaining EU agricultural funding

Ministry of Agriculture, March 11, 2019 10:19 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture wholeheartedly supports the petition launched by the National Chamber of Agriculture (NAK) and the Hungarian Association of Farmers’ Cooperatives (Magosz) for maintaining the level of agricultural subsidies provided by the European Union. A national roadshow will be initiated to promote that cause, Agriculture Minister István Nagy announced at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday.

Campaign promoting Hungary’s caves

Ministry of Agriculture, March 11, 2019 10:09 AM

In March, the month of caves, Hungary’s national parks will be offering special programs as part of a campaign to promote caves that are open to the public, it was announced on Friday at a press event held in Budapest’s Szemlő-hegyi cave.

There will be no agricultural renewal without precision farming

Ministry of Agriculture, March 11, 2019 9:58 AM

“Precision farming is required for the renewal of Hungary’s agriculture. Agricultural digitalisation promotes stability and predictability in food production and increases efficiency, thus improving competitiveness and higher income levels”, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said at the opening ceremony of the PREGA conference and exhibition.

79th OMÉK Agricultural and Food Exhibition to be held in Budapest in late September

Ministry of Agriculture, March 11, 2019 9:51 AM

“The 79th National Agricultural and Food Exhibition and Fair (OMÉK) will be held at the Hungexpo Budapest Fair Center between 26 and 29 September 2019. Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural Marketing Centre (AMC), the event will receive 1.2 billion forints (EUR 3.8 million) in financing from the central budget”, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy announced in Budapest on Thursday.

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).