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Agriculture Minister: Government to provide HUF 15.6 billion in support for educational farms

The government will provide a combined 15.6 billion forints (EUR 6.4m) in grants to nineteen institutions for the establishment of educational farms in the framework of the Rural Development Programme to support the development of agricultural vocational training, Istvan Nagy, the minister of agriculture, said on Tuesday.

The grants of up to 1 billion forints are made available to agricultural vocational training centres, universities or colleges with a teaching farm, and state-owned research institutes conducting a variety of experiments to support machinery and equipment purchases, infrastructure developments and renewable energy upgrades, the minister said.

The knowledge transfer of educational farms contributes directly to boosting competitiveness, sustainability, resource efficiency and environmental performance, Nagy said.

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