AM: Hungary issues a separate opinion on the European Commission’s Farm-to-Table strategy

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 10. 19. 11:48
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council is expected to adopt the Farm-to-Table strategy developed by the European Commission at its meeting on 19-20 October; However, Hungary will make a separate statement to the adopting Council resolution – the Ministry of Agriculture told MTI.

It was emphasized that agriculture should contribute to climate and environmental goals, but meeting the targets set in the strategy imposes a disproportionate burden on Member States.
According to the Hungarian position, a 50% reduction in the amount of chemical plant protection products, in addition to the reduction already implemented, and an increase in the share of areas affected by organic farming to 25% are overly ambitious. Reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizers must take into account the different situations in the Member States and the efforts made so far, they wrote. (MTI)

Related news