We developed a concept of a local food-system for the Municipality of Szécsény and together we are working on an action plan to integrate it to a European-level network in the framework of URBACT in cooperation with 7 other municipalities.
Házikó Farm’s newest projects, taking place in Szécsény/Hungary: a community cold store, a common enterprise with Szécsény’s local government, and a juice factory, which is suitable for making 1200 bottles of pure fruit juice per hour.
With Food Track we are aiming to develop a quality assurance and information system connecting premium gastronomy with small-scale farmers in the spirit of healthy, seasonal and quality nutrition.
Putting our research into practice, we operated between 2014 and 2018 a food manufactory and catering company, using exclusively selected and certified farm products, ensuring full transparency in the supply chain.
Halász-Horváth-Révai-Siklósi-Szuromi-Taksz (editors) 2016. Local resource-based economic development – failing economy and local resources Bertényi-Králl-Farkas (editors) 2014. Paths of sustainable rural development in the Balassagyarmat Micro Region (H) and the Veľký Krtíš District (SK), 2012-2014, Lányi-Farkas szerk. 2013. Palóc Jövő - vidékfejlesztés alulnézetből Attila Králl (editor) 2014. Feasibility Study of the Tisza-Valley High Nature Value (HNV) area
A year-long research project in 2014 in the Kadarkút-Nagybajom Micro Region, (Somogy County, SW-Hungary) identifying and mapping the agro-ecological and human resources in an LFA (Less Favored Area).
We are investigating the role of pulses - from small-scale farms to urban gastronomy - in the frame of a European-wide H2020 project about sustainable legume-based systems.
In the framework of the Házikó project we run our own 2 bistros with a varied, seasonal selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and cakes, bringing closer to the consumers the experience of benefitting from a short and perfectly transparent food supply chain.
Founded in 2011 and managed by Agri Kulti until 2013, Nagymaros Farmers’ Market had become a forerunner of the new generation of Hungarian farmers’ markets.
A 3-year research project in the Balassagyarmat Micro Region (Nógrád County, N-Hungary) exploring the agro-ecological conditions of the micro region, mapping the social and economic relations and identifying viable long-term proposals in the field of rural development.
Szimpla Farmers’ Market, funded in 2012 and coordinated until 2014 by Agri Kulti, has become a well-known attraction on Sundays in Budapest creating a new level in linking the city and the countryside.