Hungarian Government placing particular emphasis on pig sectorStaff Writer | February 16, 2017
"Our traditional, indigenous species, such as the Mangalitsa, are of key importance with regard to landscape protection.
Farming in Hungary The 10th Budapest Mangalitsa Festival
"Preserving these species in their original condition as national treasures is in the national interest and a duty of the state," he added.
Nagy declared that the situation of most protected autochthonous and endangered agricultural species is now stable.
"The Government continues to seek the further increase of autochthonous stocks, to maintain the high quality of gene conservation, and to ensure that the products and services produced from these species find a place on foreign and domestic markets."
The Parliamentary State Secretary stressed that the Government is paying particular attention to supporting the pig farming sector, and although EU regulations greatly restrict the funding that can be provided within a national sphere of competence, the Ministry has realised several important measures in recent years. ■