Ministry of Agriculture

István Nagy, Dr.

Minister of Agriculture

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Continued significant growth for Hungarian agriculture in 2014

Ministry of Agriculture, January 16, 2015 3:16 PM

The performance of Hungarian agriculture has increased significantly in recent years, Minister of State for Agricultural Economy György Czerván said at the agrarian sector conference organised by the Bácska and Dunamellék Agricultural Coalition in Siófok, Lake Balaton.

Hungarian interests upheld in GMO case

Ministry of Agriculture, January 16, 2015 1:46 PM

On 13 January in the European Parliament, MEPs voted in favour of the legislative amendment that will enable member states to ban the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is of extremely high strategic importance that Hungarian agriculture remains GMO free, as also stated in the country’s constitution.

EU recognises Hungarian achievements in reducing the use of polluting plastic bags

Ministry of Agriculture, December 18, 2014 2:58 PM

The EU’s environment ministers met in Brussels on 17 December 2014. The Hungarian delegation was led by Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. István Nagy.

Intensive development of Hungarian-Vietnamese agricultural cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture, December 16, 2014 1:58 PM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas and Vietnam’s newly appointed Ambassador to Budapest Thanh Tuan Nguyen met on Tuesday to discuss cooperation in agriculture.

EU Agriculture Council discusses ice damage to Hungarian forests and the Russian embargo

Ministry of Agriculture, December 16, 2014 1:56 PM

The European Agriculture and Fisheries Council met is Brussels on 15 December 2014.

Final agreement on member state GMO cultivation ban imminent

Ministry of Agriculture, December 11, 2014 3:37 PM

In Brussels, the ambassadors of the EU member states have voted in favour of an agreement that would enable member states to decide themselves whether to allow the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within their own territory for economic and social reasons. Now all that is required is the support of the European Parliament; the vote is expected to take place in mid-January.

Georgian delegation visits Hungary

Ministry of Agriculture, December 2, 2014 2:23 PM

Following the meeting of the Hungarian-Georgian Intergovernmental Committee for Economic Cooperation and the establishment of the Agriculture Working Group at the end of November, a Georgian delegation made up of 13 officials responsible for EU integration arrived for a two-day visit to Hungary in early December. The delegation was received at the Ministry of Agriculture by Deputy State Secretary for International Relations Katalin Tóth.

Serbia views the Hungarian Land Act as a model to be followed

Ministry of Agriculture, November 21, 2014 3:07 PM

“Serbia views the Hungarian Land Act as a model to be followed, is examining several elements of the legislation such as the system of conditions for the acquisition of farmland by foreign nationals, and is thinking of transposing several provisions into the relative Serbian legislation, which is currently under preparation”, Minister of State Attila Juhász from the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection said at the 7th session of the Hungarian-Serbian Joint Economic Committee in Belgrade. At the meeting, Hungary was represented by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Deputy State Secretary for International Relations Katalin Tóth.

Deputy State Secretary Katalin Tóth makes speech at the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition

Ministry of Agriculture, November 20, 2014 2:03 PM

The Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), which is jointly organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO) of the United Nations, is being held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on 19-21 November, 2014. The first Conference was held in 1992.

The Minister of Agriculture meets Hong Kong businesspeople

Ministry of Agriculture, November 17, 2014 11:42 AM

Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas met businesspeople from the Chinese Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong over the weekend to discuss further opportunities for the marketing of Hungarian food industry products.