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1 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OF HUNGARY Introduction of the institutional framework of the Administration of the Hungarian Agriculture International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary Mr. Bálint ILLÉS Head of Unit Unit of FAO Affairs and Development Projects

2 The location of Hungary

3 Total area: Agricultural area: million hectar million hectar 3

4 The Hungarian Agriculture in figures forest 24,4% (1896 thousand ha) fishpond 0,5% (36 thousand ha) reed-bets 0,8% (61 thousand ha) arable land without cereals 20,8% (1,6 million ha) grassland 12,9% (1004 thousand ha) vineyard 1,1% (83 thousand ha) orchard 1,3% (99 thousand ha) vegetable gardens 1,2% (96 thousand ha) arable land with cereals 37,1% (2,9 million ha) 4

5 The Hungarian Agriculture in figures Hungarian agriculture is traditionally responsible for: around 3-4% of the national economy's GDP and 4-5% of the employment 5

6 The Hungarian Agriculture in figures Plant and horticultural production 56% Livestock and animal production 38% Services 6% Agricultural markets: Domestic consumption 70% (70,44 billion EUR) Export 30% (4,06 billion EUR) 6

7 General resources of the Hungarian Agriculture Human resources: highly educated, skilled workers good research and innovation capacities Natural abilities: number of sun-drenched hours more than 1900 hours/year excellent quality soils, more than 70% of the agricultural area is suitable for cultivation excellent geographic abilities Climate conditions: continental climate annual average fall mm average inland water level 2-5 meter Advantageous location: Middle-Europe highly developed logistics and telecommunications infrastructure 7

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9 The position of the Minister of Agriculture in the Hungarian Government Prime Minister Prime Minister s Office Minister of Agriculture Minister of Human Resources Minister of National Economy Minister of Interior Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister of Defence Minister of Justice Minister of National Development 9

10 Minister Portfolio of the Ministry of Agriculture Parliament and Public Relations Agriculture Agriculture Development, Environmental Protection and Hungaricums Agriculture Economics and Markets Origin Protection Agriculture Development Environmental Protection Hungaricums State Owned Lands Food Chain Safety Public Administration Fisheries Forestry Food Safety, Animal Health, Plant Health, Soil Protection Food Processing Agricultural Vocational Schools HR, Finances, Legal Matters, International Affairs 10

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12 International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture Multilateral Bilateral 12

13 International Development Activities Multilateral Bilateral 13

14 International Development Activities Multilateral Bilateral Governmental Committees Professional Authorities Universities Joint Programmes, Projects

15 Cooperation with FAO Premises for FAO offices in Budapest (REU, SSC) Scholarship programme for students coming from LIFD Countries Development projects in Europe and Asia The costs are covered by the Hungarian Government

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18 Knowledge transfer towards the Least Developed Countries through the MoAH-FAO Scholarship Program Scholarship for 200 students coming from LDC-s MSc Courses: agriculture biotechnology, veterinary, plant protection, agricultural engineering, animal science, horticulture, animal feeding, rural development etc. Beneficiary countires: Africa, Eastern-Europe, Middle-Asia, Southeast-Asia (see details at from 15th December 2014)

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20 Capacity building projects within the FAO-Hungarian Cooperation Financial contributions for the implementation of agricultural development projects Organising capacity building programmes and consultations Support projects for food security, sustainable rural development and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals 20

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22 Capacity building projects within the FAO-Hungarian Cooperation Implemented activities : Fisheries Albania, Kosovo (2010) Food Safety, Animal Welfare, Phytosanitary Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova (2011) Food security Afghanistan (2013) Regional Informal Consultations ( ) Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming (2014)

23 Ongoing projects: Capacity building projects within the FAO-Hungarian Cooperation Organic farming Serbia ( ) Rural Development Bosnia and Herzegovina ( ) Projects under preparation: Water Management Kazakhstan ( ) On-Farm Irrigation Moldova ( )

24 Capacity building and policy development within the European Union Partnership EU Twinning and TAIEX Projects Long-term and short term capacity building for the national authorities in the fields of agriculture, rural development, animal welfare, phytosanitary, food safety, fisheries, environment protection etc.

25 Capacity building and policy development within the European Union Partnership Implemented Twinning projects : Food Safety and Animal Health Estonia ( ) Agricultural Markets Croatia ( ) Agricultural and Rural Development Agency Turkey ( ), Croatia (2013), Serbia ( )

26 Capacity building and policy development within the European Union Partnership Implemented Twinning projects : Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy; Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Statistics Kosovo ( ) Phytosanitary Montenegro ( ) Food safety and animal welfare Serbia ( ) Environmental protection - CITES Serbia (2014)

27 Capacity building and policy development within the European Union Partnership Twinning Projects under preparation (tenders): Food safety and animal welfare Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina ( ) Animal health, zoonoses Serbia ( ) Further potential beneficiaries: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt

28 Capacity building and policy development within the European Union Partnership Implemented TAIEX projects : In the fields of: fisheries, vineyards, beekeeping, agricultural markets, cooperatives, producer organisations, rural development, animal health, food safety, food processing and marketing etc. For Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia Further potential beneficiaries: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt 28

29 Capacity building and technology transfer on bilateral basis Middle-Asia/Afghanistan Provintial Reconstruction Team ( ) Grain project - seed-corn supply - trainings Irrigation canals - reduce the risk of floods - expansion of the irrigated areas 29

30 Capacity building and policy development on bilateral basis Eastern-Europe/Serbia MoA ( ) Food safety, Feed safety, Nature conservation, Water management 30

31 Opportunities for the further cooperation

32 Opportunities for the further cooperation Multilateral development projects - FAO, IFAD membership, UN SSC - EU capacity building programmes (Twinning, TAIEX)

33 Opportunities for the further cooperation Multilateral development projects - FAO, IFAD membership, UN SSC - EU capacity building programmes (Twinning, TAIEX) Bilateral development projects - Bilateral agreements

34 Opportunities for the further cooperation Multilateral development projects - FAO, IFAD membership, UN SSC - EU capacity building programmes (Twinning, TAIEX) Bilateral development projects - Bilateral agreements Continuation of the Fellowship Programme

35 THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION! Bálint ILLÉS Head of Unit

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