Horticulture, fruit and vegetable production in Hungary faced hard times, which is why a new regulative change allows for the allocation of €2.8 million for crisis prevention and management.
Farmers' collectives can now apply for partial financial aid for these activities. Another special subsidy is dedicated to food production. Between June 29 and July 12, food production companies can apply for a one-time aid of €355.4 per employee. According to State Secretary Róbert Zsigó of the Ministry of Agriculture, food production is strategical, and maintaining the nation’s independent food supply is paramount. State Secretary Zsigó also added that the conditions of the subsidy are the same for SMEs and large producers, but he asked companies with over 250 employees to take on the role of donating some of the aid to charity food organizations. The Ministry is also allocating another €2.8 million for one-time aids to the apiculture sector.