According to the Ministry of Agriculture, women play a key role in the development of rural areas.
An international ministerial conference with eleven countries was organized by the Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry in Kranj on Friday on the situation of women in rural areas, the Ministry of Agriculture said. As they wrote, a number of Western Balkan countries were represented at the event, alongside France, Germany and Austria.
According to them, Zsolt Feldman, State Secretary for Agriculture and Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, said at the conference that family farms, including male and female family members, children and grandparents, had been strengthened in Hungary through a new legal regulation and related tax reform. through.
He explained that it opens up new opportunities for strengthening the role of women in agriculture in the context of the traditional nature and difficulty of agricultural work. The transformation of the 19th century, the spread of new technologies for automation and digitalisation, which is supported by the Hungarian agricultural policy with a significant investment program.
The Secretary of State emphasized that the Hungarian government had launched a special program to develop the infrastructure and public services of Hungarian villages, which would significantly improve the living conditions of people living in small settlements and make life more attractive there through the development of kindergartens and doctor’s offices. also for young people.
At the end of the event, the participating countries adopted a joint declaration expressing their commitment to the development of their rural areas while improving the situation of women in rural areas.
The next day of the conference, Zsolt Feldman visited the 59th Agra International Agricultural and Food Fair in Gornja Radgona. August 21-26. The event to be held was opened by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.
The AGRA fair is organized in partnership with France, with exhibitors from Austria, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Germany and Serbia. The CED Central European Economic Development Network operates a Hungarian stand with the presence of several Hungarian companies and organizes a Hungarian-Slovenian business forum on 22 August in connection with the fair.