Ohne Zweifel ein voller Erfolg: Minister Dr. Sándor Fazekas, Ungarn, Dr. Christian Schmidt, Deutschland, und weitere hochrangige Vertreter der Landwirtschaftsministerien aus den zwölf Partnerländern des Projektes FriedensBrot trafen sich zwölf Jahre nach EU-Beitritt der überwiegenden Zahl dieser Länder am 22. und 23. September gemeinsam mit mehr als 40 zivilgesellschaftlichen Vertretern des FriedensBrot-Forums „Frieden und Landwirtschaft“ in Szarvas.
Wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass die Europäische Initiative am 6. April einen weiteren großen Schritt unternehmen konnte. Vor drei Jahren traten wir dem Projekt FriedensBrot bei und nun wurde in der schönen Stadt Szarvas der Ungarische FriedensBrot-Verein (“Magyar Békekenyér Egyesület”) gegründet. Unser neuer Verein wird die gut bekannten Ziele in Ungarn und darüber hinaus fördern. Frieden und nachhaltige Landwirtschaft gehören eng zusammen. Manchmal jedoch vergessen wir dies zu würdigen.
19.09.2014: Mihály Jancsó reports about a very nice initiative:
Researcher's Night is a science festival in Europe to bring research closer to the people. We have many fascinating programs in the NARIC and this year PeaceBread will be part of them. We are planning to draw attention of visitors to the philosophy of PeaceBread Project.
Furthermore, classes from the local schools will have the opportunity to take part in the rye sowing. Each classes will have their own PeaceBread rye plots, they can see and nurse the rye plants from the sowing to the harvest.
Dr. Mihály Jancsó, who is in charge of the PeaceBread rye in Hungary wrote on 06.08.2014:
"We are gladly informing you that the rye harvest was successful in Szarvas, Hungary. The German variety 'Bolerus' and the Hungarian variety 'Varda' have good yield although the weather in our region was extremely rainy in this July (more than 200 mm). After carefully cleaning of the rye we will send it to Berlin to make the PeaceBread of Europe."
The National Agricultural Research and Innovation Centre (NARIC) was founded on 1 January, 2014 in Hungary. The NARIC was established via integration of 13 research institutions in the field of agriculture and food industry.
Mr. Nandor BEKI, Secretary at the Embassy of Hungary in Berlin, informed about Hungarian delegation to PeaceBread conference:
The Minister of Rural Development of Hungary Dr. Sandor Fazekas will attend the Conference and the Ceremonial act, which will take place in the period from 29th of September to 1st of October 2014 in Berlin. Minister Fazekas will be accompanied by Mr. Mihály Babák, Mayor of the city of Szarvas, Ádám Kovács, Head of Department of International Relations in Ministry of Rural Development, Mr Attila Nagy, Managing Director of Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (HAKI) in Szarvas, Mihály Jancsó, Research Fellow at Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (HAKI) in Szarvas and Mr. Nandor BEKI, Secretary at the Embassy of Hungary in Berlin.
Mihály JANSCÓ, our Hungarian project partner in PeaceBread project, wrote:
Here are some new pictures from our rye fields. The photos were taken on 23rd of October. This is the national memory day of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956. This is a national holiday since 1989. In the year of 1956 the first major revolt against the Soviet control in Central and Eastern Europe was done by the Hungarian People.
Mihály JANSCÓ, Research Fellow / Research Group Leader in the Irrigation Management and Rice Research Group of Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (HAKI) in Szarvas - our Hungarian project partner in PeaceBread project - informs about the details of this symbolic day of German Unity:
"Next to the rye variety from Berlin a Hungarian bred rye variety called 'Varda' was also sown on this.
Another step on the way of rye growth in middle and south eastern European countries and Germany for PeaceBread initiative: Today we got information, that rye seeds arrived in Czech Republic and Hungary.
Today, a letter of the Hungarian Minister fur Rural Development, Dr Sandor FAZEKAS, arrived at the PeaceBread office as personal confirmation of his appreciation of and the participation of Hungary in the “PeaceBread” project.
Minister FAZEKAS emphasised: „Hungary is proud of its active and distinguished role with regard to the fall of the Berlin Wall and looking forward to its particular participation in the PeaceBread activities next year.”