National Agricultural Strategy Expected in June

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ZAGREB, March 5, 2019 – Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolušić said on Tuesday that he expected a national agricultural strategy to be adopted in June.

Speaking at a national agricultural conference in the eastern city of Osijek, Tolušić said that the strategy was being drawn up by the World Bank with the participation of Croatian, French, Dutch, American and Greek experts working at the World Bank.

“I expect the strategy to be adopted in June this year, which I think is very soon given that we haven’t had one so far,” the minister said.

Tolušić said that a tender would be issued this summer for the purchase of about 20 cold storage facilities. “Cold storage facilities will be installed across the country to deal with the problems of our fruit and vegetable growers. The government will build complete public infrastructure with money from the Rural Development Programme. We have agreed this with the European Commission,” he said.

Tolušić announced that as of October this year, second- to fifth-year students studying agronomy at any of the colleges in the Slavonia region would be offered an annual scholarship of 10,000 kuna (1,350 euro).

“I think we need to strengthen the agronomic profession in Slavonia, and will be pleased if many of the agronomy students decide to stay to live and work in Slavonia,” the minister said.

The conference was attended by some 350 participants, representatives of large, medium and small businesses, family farms, agricultural institutions and the academic community.

More agriculture news can be found in the Business section.


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