The goal of the Centre for Agricultural Research (ATK) is to maintain its leading position among Hungarian agricultural research institutions. This position is due to the Centre’s special profile of performing strong basic research and creating varieties and patents that can be used directly in practice to ensure the biological foundations for a considerable proportion of Hungarian arable land. Consequently, it exercises decisive influence on the agricultural sector. The Centre is a significant agricultural science base even at the European level.


  • Agricultural Institute
  • Plant Protection Institute
  • Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry


Director General: Dr. Ervin Balázs