THE OPINION OF PRODUCERS OF ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCTS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN CROATIAJournal: Zbornik Veleučilišta u Rijeci - Journal of the Polytechnic of Rijeka (Vol.8, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2020-06-30
Authors : Tina Šugar; Kristina Brščić; Tanja Kocković Zaborski;
Page : 455-469
Keywords : organic agriculture; organic producers; organic food products; Croatia;
In the last few years, the trend of growing areas of organic agricultural land in Croatia has been recorded. The development of organic production is increasingly encouraging as a production model which is of crucial importance for the conservation of the most important natural resources in food production, in Croatia and Europe. The paper aimed to determine the opinions of organic producers about the limitations and possibilities of organic agriculture development in Croatia. In the paper, the results of the survey conducted in the “Watch What You Eat” event held in Pula in 2015 were presented. The participants were exhibitors on the fair, producers of organic food products from Croatia. In total, 41 producers participated in the study. The main results of the study are general information on organic food production, type of production and distribution channels. Also, the opinion of producers on the most common problems that occur in organic food production was obtained. The results can serve as information on producer's views on organic food production problems for the development of future actions towards to enhancement of organic food production in Croatia as well as a base for the creation of future researches.
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