Hungarian vegetables and fruits are rotting there

Published Oct 15, 2021

Tridge summary

According to the growers, there is something wrong with Hungarian production, as imports come from tons of certain varieties, and at home the crop rots on the land - you can read on the HelloVidék page. What unfortunate conditions prevail in the melon fields, that the fruit rots on the lands there, has already been written by the Agricultural Sector. On the Facebook page of the Association of Hungarian Melon Producers, several people complain that there is a huge disturbance in trade, because the shops do not need Hungarian melons for 0 forints. They would give a maximum of 30 forints per kilo, although it cost much more. Then you can see that it is on the counters at 150-200 HUF / kg. Imports also started, as if the season was over at home. Where is the mistake, people ask. Tibor Tornyai shared his thoughts on Facebook.

Original content

This is also the case with grapes: Italian imports are already available in stores for 1,200 forints, while their grapes were not bought from Hungarian producers either, many were forced to harvest green. And he who could not bear to lay down his grapes before he ripened was left in the fields, and many could not reap the crop without labor. The area under potatoes in Hungary has decreased dangerously in recent years. While table potatoes were planted on 13,287 hectares in 2019, according to the Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), in 2021 there were only 8711 hectares and seed potatoes on just over 103 hectares. Although the European Union recognizes 1,701 varieties of potatoes, the National Catalog of Varieties, published annually, contains only 23 state-recognized varieties, and only a fraction of these are grown because operators in the sector adhere to proven, common varieties. The Agricultural Sector has previously asked farmers how many varieties they grow, how they ...
Source: Agrarszektor
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