Hungary: Upcoming farminar on Smart Soil improvement

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Hungarian Society of Precision Agriculture are organizing a ‘farminar’ on July 8th at 10:00 – 11:00

Logos of the organizers of the Farminar.
©Netherlands Embassy Budapest

Climate resilient agriculture, healthy ecosystems, sustainable food security: None of these are possible without healthy soils. How can we restore degraded arable lands and what are the best approaches for preserving the pedosphere? The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Budapest will, together with its Hungarian expert partners, explore how can European agro-environmental policy work in tailor-made local solutions.

Join us for an online ‘farminar’ to learn more about the amelioration of eroded and abandoned croplands! Our guest speakers from the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and the Wageningen University and a local EU project action group will provide insight into Hungarian and Dutch approaches and how they address soil improvement via precision technologies and ambitious policies on the hills of Transdanubia, Hungary.

Agenda
10:00

Opening remarks

H.E. René van Hell, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Hungary

10:05 Bringing the fields closer: short video on the importance of smart soil improvement via a local example
10:10

“Soil protection via precision agriculture on arable lands in Hungary”-

Anikó Juhász – Deputy State Secretary, Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture
10:25 “Precision farming on Dutch arable farms: status, challenges and outlook” - Corné Kempenaar, Senior Research Scientist Wageningen University & Research
10:40 Local action: presentation of a project on a highly eroded arable land in Somogy County, Hungary -Géza Gelencsér – farmer and president of Vox Vallis local development association in Hungary
10:45 Q&A
10:55

Closing remarks – Ambassador René van Hell

Moderator: Gábor Milics PhD, President, Hungarian Society of Precision Agriculture

Venue

Online, Zoom (link will be sent 2 days before the event)

Registration

Participation is free of charge and subject to registration. Please send an e-mail including your name, e-mail adress and organisation to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at  bdp-lnv@minbuza.nl

Please write ‘FARMINAR’ in the subject line. A separate e-email with the entry details to the Zoom platform will follow 2 days before the event