Milestone towards more sustainable hungarian agriculture
The area of certified organic land will increase by nearly 90,000 hectares in Hungary because outstanding demand has led the Ministry of Agriculture to triple the planned budget for organic subsidies to HUF 36 billion (ca. EUR 120 million). The Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) also lobbied hard for this increase. The press conference organized on 18th April by ÖMKi reflected on the new decision, and how organic agriculture should develop in the future.
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Professional workshop in Martonvásár for boosting organic soybean production
ÖMKi held a professional workshop on arable crop diversification and related new product paths, with a special focus on organic soybean production, at the Martonvásár Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 27 March 2019.
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Agriculture of the future-Smart sensors for the development of organic farming
The meeting of the partners of the IoF (Internet of Food & Farm) project has been organized in Prague last week where the SolarVibes project including ÖMKi was also presented.
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Organic’s popularity is higher than ever!
“This is the fastest-growing agricultural sector in the world today” – this was the message of BIOFACH 2019, the international organic trade fair, which was organized with yet again a record number of exhibitors. In addition to the number of participants, the latest statistics also show that the organic sector is growing year by year. And even if numbers are often considered as dry facts, it’s worth paying attention to the senstaional growth, as it signals a significant agricultural economy potential.
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ÖMKi 2018: successful year for organic farming
We were not lazy in 2018 either: we organized workshops in Hungary and abroad, we provided professional representation for the organic sector at several Hungarian and international forums, we organized an awareness raising campaign for the wide public, and our on-farm network won the Oscar award of the energy sector. It was a busy year for us, but due to our achievements the common goal – a flourishing Hungarian organic farming sector – is one step closer. We summarized what ÖMKi has done for the development of organic farming in Hungary in 2018.
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Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture: first Conference on Crop Diversification
The first European Conference on Crop Diversification will take place from the 18th to the 21st of September 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.
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European diversity cereal festival
Between 26 and 28 June we attended the European Diversity Cereal Festival in Kalø (Denmark), which was jointly organized by the initiatives of Let’s Cultivate Diversity and Nordic Heritage Cereal within the CERERE H2020 project.
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On the 3rd and 4th of July 2019, the second national Öko-Feldtage (Organic Field Days) organized by FiBL took place in Grebenstein, at the Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen, which is the research and experimental institute of the University of Kassel. This event unifies a unique combination of practice and research in organic agriculture and animal husbandry.
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