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István Nagy, Dr.

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Food loss and waste must be reduced

Ministry of Agriculture, October 17, 2019 1:49 PM

World-wide some 820 million people are starving, and two billion persons suffer from malnutrition. In order to reduce the number of starving people, we must first reduce our food loss and waste, and by doing so we additionally contribute to the responsible management of natural resources and environmental sustainability, Minister of State for Food Chain Supervision Róbert Zsigó stressed at the 46th session of the Committee on World Food Security held in Rome.

The Ministry of Agriculture is undertaking an active role in combatting food wastage

Ministry of Agriculture, October 16, 2019 8:00 PM

16 October is United Nations World Food Day, the motto of which for this year is: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. To mark World Food Day, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Hungary’s Ministry of Agriculture and the Hungarian Food Bank Association held a joint event in Budapest.

Minister of Agriculture holds talks with leaders of several countries, comprising a total market of 1.5 billion people

Ministry of Agriculture, October 16, 2019 11:26 AM

Minister of Agriculture István Nagy received the Republic of Turkey’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, India’s Minister of Water Resources, and the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in his office on Tuesday. Topics of discussion during the course of bilateral talks with the politicians of these eastern countries included the expansion of trade opportunities and potential areas of cooperation within the field of irrigation, and possible direction for their development.

The agriculture ministers of twenty EU member states, including Hungary, have rejected the reduction of CAP funding

Ministry of Agriculture, October 14, 2019 8:00 PM

At a session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 14 October, the agriculture ministers of twenty EU member states, including Hungary, supported a joint statement calling for the preservation of the current level of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding during the European Union’s upcoming multiannual financial framework.

Agricultural ministers of Visegrád Cooperation had talks in Prague

Ministry of Agriculture, October 5, 2019 4:00 PM

The future development of the Common Agricultural Policy and forestry issues were the main topics of the Prague meeting of the agricultural ministers of the Visegrád Cooperation, plus representatives of Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and Romania, which was also attended by the representative of Finland currently holding the EU presidency.

Hungary wishes to play an active role in UN’s world food programme cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture, October 1, 2019 8:00 PM

Hungary supports FAO’s goals; several years of cooperation as well as operational projects and scholarship programmes testify to this, among others, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture said on Tuesday at the 41st session of the European Commission on Agriculture of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Budapest.

Farmers must receive support to enable them to properly handle the challenges posed by climate change

Ministry of Agriculture, September 25, 2019 12:00 PM

Speaking at a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Helsinki, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture István Nagy drew attention to the fact that farmers must be protected and provided with support to enable them to provide suitable solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

We are continuing the battle for the money of Hungarian farmers

Ministry of Agriculture, July 23, 2019 4:25 PM

“The Hungarian Government is continuing the battle for the money of Hungarian farmers. Countries with a traditionally strong agriculture must take joint action in the interests of maintaining the current level of Common Agricultural policy (CAP) funding and assuring simple, farmer-friendly regulations”, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said following a meeting with French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume on Tuesday.

Agriculture and food industry are among Hungary’s chief economic potentials

Ministry of Agriculture, June 26, 2019 9:12 AM

Year after year, the foreign trade of agricultural and food industry products greatly contributes to the positive balance of the national economy. Therefore, they have a significant macro-economic impact, Minister of Agriculture István Nagy said at the annual conference of foreign trade attachés held in Budapest.

Brussels is attacking the Hungarian Land Act in the interests of foreign speculators

Ministry of Agriculture, May 24, 2019 8:43 AM

“Brussels is attacking the Hungarian Land Act, which has been in force since 2014, in the interests of protecting foreign speculators”, the Ministry of Agriculture wrote in response to the ruling issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.