The countryside is the soul of Hungary

By: STA Date: 2024. 03. 01. 10:00

Before 2010, we have changed from a country that mainly produced raw materials to a country with an agriculture that uses precision farming and digitalization and produces healthy, safe, high-quality food – Sándor Farkas, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, began his presentation at the country tour organized by the Chamber of Agriculture and MAGOSZ in Tiszaszentimre.

(Photo: AM/István Fekete)

At the agricultural forum held in the Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county settlement, Sándor Farkas mentioned that by 2030, our country should be among the most developed agricultural countries in the European Union. This is not yet the case today, but by using the EU and historical domestic resources – among other areas – supporting the food industry, livestock farms, animal welfare conditions, horticulture, local markets, irrigation development and generational change, Hungarian agriculture will become possible unprecedented development – he said. The deputy minister also told the farmers that in the coming years, small and large farmers will have the opportunity to implement their developments in sixty-four application topics. We are living in historic moments – he emphasized – the tender opportunities and the amounts that can be won open unprecedented opportunities for farmers and agricultural enterprises. In this, the government regards the farming community as a partner, a partnership that was confirmed earlier when it supported the countryside and staying in the countryside. Sándor Farkas, in relation to the challenges faced by agriculture in recent years and the responses to them, noted that the covid epidemic, the difficulties caused by sanctions for the Russian-Ukrainian war, the extreme drought of 2022 and the year of inflation in 2023 proved that the agrarian society can cope with even the most difficult tasks. Agriculture survived the crisis years and was able to continuously supply domestic markets with high-quality, safe, domestic food. This increased the value of agriculture, the entire agrarian sector, which thus regained its former respectability.


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