Specialist presentations in plenum

 

 

Dr. Nagy István

Parliamentary State Secretary, Honorary Associate Professor

 

 

He was born on 6 October 1967 in Újfehértó. He graduated in 1992 as an agricultural engineer at Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences, Mosonmagyaróvár.  In 1996 he got degree as a teacher of engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. In 2007 he got PhD degree at the Univesity of West Hungary, Imre Ujhelyi Doctoral School of Animal Science. He has 20 years of education in apiary, breeding of rabbits and fur animals. Institutions where he taught: University of West Hungary Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Veres Péter agricultural vocational secondary school. Since 2013 member of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture. He was the mayor of Mosonmagyaróvár between 2010 and 2014. He is a professional hunter, certificated beekeeper and the founder of the Association of Hungarian Beekeepers Institution of Mosonmagyaróvár. He is married, father of two children.

 

Topic of the presentation

The development of IT technology has already reached agriculture. Nowadays we have methods that we have not dreamed about before. In our century, conservation of natural resources, environmental protection, sustainable agriculture and rural development are inseparable from each other. These tasks are increasingly appreciating and have national security significance. According to studies, the needs for food are growing continuously. Expected by 2050 the world’s agriculture has to solve more than 9 billion people feeding. According to some prognosis the level of global meat consumption will rise with 40% by 2030. This requires the further growing of today’s production level. Think about it how stressful it is for the soil and environment. Hungary’s agriculture’s success depends on how it can adapt to the changing conditions and fit to the new challenges. The digitalization of agriculture, latest computing technology procedures and precision farming are indispensable and have to apply in the widest way. Computer-driven agricultural machineries can help farmers to compete with the advanced farms and produce better, more economically and reliably. It is no exaggeration to say that the hungarian agriculture has arrived to an age limit.

 

 

Győrffy Balázs

President of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture, parliamentarian

 

 

He was born in 1979 in Pápa. He graduated at Univesity of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Law. He was a colleague of the Agriculture and Rural Development Office till 2006 in Veszprém. Between 2006 and 2014 he was the mayor of his birthplace Nemesgörzsöny. Since 2007, president of the Veszprém County Farmers' Association, vice-president of the Association of Hungarian Farmers and Farmers' Cooperatives between 2009-2017. He won parliamentary mandate both of the 2010 and 2014 parliamentary elections. President of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture since 2013.

Practicing farmer, his family farming is arable crops. He is married, father of one child.

 

Topic of the presentation

Since 1 October 2014 the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture performs the National Advisory Center’s tasks, permits and valuates the advisory works, managing the advisory register,  organizing obligatory and necessary trainings, furthermore accomplishing the National Agricultural Advisory Committee secretarial tasks. At 1 February 2018 it founded a separate ltd for its own advisory service in which context the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture can directly practice practical advisory with an advisory network about 70 people. During the presentation you will get more information about the experiences of the listed coordinating tasks and learn about the future development directions.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Neményi Miklós

MSc: Mech. Eng.,  PhD, DSc: Agr. Engineering

 

 

Member of the Hungarian (National) Academy of Sciences; in the period between 1987 and 2012 he led the Institute of Biosystems Engineering. In 1988 he spent one semester at Stuttgart-Hohenheim University as a guest researcher. In 1991-1992 he was guest professor at Jade University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven (Germany) and in 1996 at the Technical University Munich. Vice-President of European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng, 2006 - 2010); Co-chair of the Pollution and Water Resources (University Seminars at Columbia University, NY) for more than ten years; he was on the editorial board of Journal Biosystems Engineering for 14 years; he has led the multidisciplinary agricultural doctoral school for the past ten years; Leader of the Research Group Precision Plant Production; faculty member, guest professor at Vienna University of Technology; interests: literature, charity work, gardening, founding member of Rotary Club Mosonmagyaróvár (1993). 20 former PhD students of professor Neményi successfully defended their thesis.

Széchenyi István University, Faculty for Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Biosystems and Food Engineering

 

Topic of the presentation

Agriculture in the artificial intelligence age in terms of sustainability?
Challenges in education and advisory activity

When analysing of intensive digitalisation progress in agriculture, it should not be overlooked that many unmanned systems that are expected to be introduced in less than a decade will result in a number of current jobs being lost. It is true that they are new, but their number, the ratio to the current situation will be very small. Most of today's teenagers will work in a workplace that does not exist today, and we do not even know its name. At the same time, the conditions creating unmanned crop production are getting more and more developed. How can we prepare for this challenge? Certainly farmers must be better involved in further training than ever before. It is very important to realize that, in addition to technical information technology, biological knowledge has to be deepened.

Digitalis agriculture allows us to increase production intensity so that sustainability is maintained. Earlier, intensification and sustainability were opposite concepts.

There are seven steps to the decision- making process: 1) Identify the problem or opportunity, 2) Identify the alternative solution, 3) Collect all data and information, 4) Analyse the alternatives and make a decision, 5) Implement the decision, 6) Monitor the results of the decision, 7) Accept responsibility for the decision. The basic question is what kind of tasks we can perform in the decision-making process and what to leave for AI.