Precision Farming; from Fiction to Fact - Dutch workshop at the PREGA conference in Hungary

The Netherlands Embassy in Hungary is bringing an interactive precision agriculture workshop to the PREGA conference in Budapest on May 12.

Harvest in a field
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On the second day of the PREGA conference, the Embassy of the Netherlands will organize a workshop titled 'Precision Farming: from Fiction to Fact’. The aim of the workshop is to exchange best practices between Hungary and the Netherlands in our common efforts to implement precision agriculture techniques on a farm level. During the workshop, the audience is invited to have an interactive discussion with the speakers of the panel on several topics such as return on investment; ecological and economic benefits; the importance of education; and the role of the government in enabling the transition towards precision agriculture.

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:45 – 12:45

Where: Aquaworld Hotel, Íves út 16, Káposztásmegyer, Budapest, Hungary 1044

The interactive panel discussion will feature three precision farming experts:

  • Mr. Jacob van den Borne, CEO, Van Den Borne Aardappelen,
  • Mr. András Börcsök, CEO, Bugaci Aranykalász Zrt,
  • Mr. Károly Bűdi, CEO, Agro-tár Kft.

The workshop will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in Hungarian. Participation is free of charge for PREGA visitors. No need for prior registration –  feel free to join us on May 12 in the Red room!


10.45 – 10:50 Opening statement, H. E. Désirée Bonis, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Hungary
10.50 – 11:00 Introduction of the experts
11.00 – 11:25

Panel 1: Is precision agriculture only for bigger and wealthier farmers, are the investment costs too high for smaller farms?

11.25 – 11.50 Panel 2: Is precision farming more about ecology, nature and climate resilience than profitability, labour and competitiveness?
11.50 – 12:15 Panel 3: Is precision farming a thing for the next generation of farmers who have grown up with the internet and ICT?
12.15 – 12:40 Panel 4: Is the role of government only to provide financial support for investment in precision farming?
12.40 – 12.45 Closing remarks, Mr. Koen van Ginneken, Agricultural Counsellor at the Netherlands Embassy to Hungary

Moderators:: Zoltán Szászi and Tamás Harangozó, Netherlands Embassy to Hungary

Meet us at PREGA 2022 in Budapest!