Category: AGRICULTURE

Zagreb farmers markets, a community staple, have reopened for shopping

ZAGREB, April 8 (Croatia Sun News) – Dolac market, located in the heart of Zagreb, has reopened for business today, with a new set of regulatory measures in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. A group of ten booths have been set up from which family owned and operated farms can sell their products. Benches have also been set up five meters apart. Customers come in limited numbers with mandatory hand disinfection, with a maximum of one hundred allowed in the area.

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“Let’s plough Croatia’s fields” initiative launched

ZAGREB, April 3 (Croatia Sun News) – The Oikon institute for applied ecology from Zagreb and several experts in agronomy, ecology, forestry and geoinformatics have launched an initiative called “Let’s plough Croatia’s fields”, aimed at urgently boosting the country’s agricultural sector.

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Farm minister announces buying up 500,000 litres of milk

ZAGREB, April 3 (Croatia Sun News) – Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic announced that the ministry was planning to intervene and buy up 500,000 litres of milk in an effort to help small dairy farmers faced with problems in doing business due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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EC supports Croatian requests for aid to fisheries sector

ZAGREB, April 3 (Croatia Sun News) – The European Commission has supported Croatian requests for financial aid to the fisheries sector, which is severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Agriculture stated.

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Szijjarto: Medjimurje farmers will be able to tend to their vineyards in Hungary

ZAGREB, March 30 (Croatia Sun News) – Grape farmers from the northern Croatian region of Medjimurje will be able to cross the border into Hungary to tend to their vineyards there despite the border restrictions Hungary has introduced to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.

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