Ministry of Rural Development

Sándor Fazekas, Dr.

Minister of Rural Development

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Plant Protection for Quality Food

Ministry of Rural Development, May 21, 2014 6:00 PM

The authorisation of pesticides and the regulation of their use are important factors in food safety", Minister of State for Food Chain Supervision and Agricultural Economy Endre Kardeván said at the 44th session of the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO). The phytosanitary workgroup comprising experts from 15 countries is holding a three-day meeting in Budapest.

New Fund to Aid Young Farmer Start-ups

Ministry of Rural Development, May 21, 2014 4:02 PM

A new, 4.5 billion forint fund had been made available to help young farmers start up new businesses", Minister of State for Rural Development Zsolt V. Németh announced at a press conference held in the Ministry of Rural Development.

Increasing the Use of Trademarks is our Common Interest

Ministry of Rural Development, May 21, 2014 10:33 AM

It is in the common interest of the agricultural administration, consumers and producers for the use of trademarks that designate Hungarian products to become more widespread, the Minister for Rural Development explained at a professional event in Budapest on Tuesday.

Hungarian Pálinka is also a Sought-After National Treasure Abroad

Ministry of Rural Development, May 19, 2014 3:16 PM

Pálinka is a national treasure and a national drink, and is becoming increasingly sought-after both at home and abroad, Minister for Rural Development Sándor Fazekas declared in Budapest on Monday.

Hungarian Game Meat is Safe and High Quality

Ministry of Rural Development, May 16, 2014 5:44 PM

Hungarian game meat is safe, high quality, healthy and tasty. Visitors to yesterday's game meat promotion event, which included a cooking competition and tasting, had the opportunity to see this for themselves. At the event, organised by the Ministry of Rural Development and the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Minister of State for Sport István Simicskó, Deputy Sate Secretary for Food Chain Supervision and Agricultural Economy Lajos Bognár, officials from the NÉBIH ad well as well-known chefs and journalists sampled and tested Hungarian game products together.

Hungarian Nature Park Network to Gain Two New Parks This Year

Ministry of Rural Development, May 15, 2014 7:42 PM

The Hungarian Nature Park Network, which includes seven regions, will be expanded with the inclusion of two new areas this year, President of the Hungarian Nature Park Association Béla Básthy announced at a press conference in Budapest today.

V4 Signs Joint Declaration on Environmental Cooperation

Ministry of Rural Development, May 8, 2014 9:20 AM

Following two days of discussions, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and three other EU member states from South East Europe signed a joint declaration in Visegrád, Hungary, on cooperation within the field of environmental protection.

Agrarian Innovation Increasingly Valuable

Ministry of Rural Development, May 6, 2014 5:21 PM

"The role of innovation realised within the agrarian sector will be increasingly valuable in future, and the European Union is providing funding for this purpose during the 2014-2020 period", the Ministry of Rural Development's Minister of State for Parliamentary, Social and International Relations Katalin Tóth emphasised at the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP) conference held in Budapest.

Projects costing 35 Billion Forints Underway at Lake Tisza

Ministry of Rural Development, May 3, 2014 7:10 PM

"Projects costing a total of some 35 billion forints (EUR 110m) are underway at and around Lake Tisza to ensure that Hungary's most important eco-tourism region can welcome visitors with higher quality services and an improvement in the standard of living of local residents", Minister for Rural Development and Member of Parliament for the Greater Cumania region Sándor Fazekas told Hungarian news agency MTI on Saturday at Abádszalók during his visit to the Lake Tisza Expo.

Hungarian Agriculture has Profited from EU Membership

Ministry of Rural Development, May 1, 2014 6:43 PM

The Hungarian agrarian sector is a beneficiary of the country's membership of the European Union, and agriculture will also gain significantly from Hungary's beneficiary status during the upcoming EU financial period, the Ministry of Rural Development stated, assessing the past decade of Hungary's EU membership in response to a query from Hungarian news agency MTI.