Croatia agriculture market comprises of sales of animal and crop produce & other support services by entities (sole traders & partnerships and organizations) that produce crops, animal produce and rural activities. The industry involves the cultivation of plants, animals and birds rearing for food, fibers, fabrics, bio-fuel, medicinal and other products used to sustain and improve human life. The market also includes aquaculture and horticulture. Croatia market excludes proceeds from captive or internal consumption of the agriculture & forest produce for further processing. The Croatia agriculture market is driven by increase in penetration of the organized sector, agriculture becoming more mechanized, growth in contract farming, easy loan facilities, increase in use of agrochemicals & high yielding seeds, rise of exports, and an increasing role of the private sector in branding, processing, and marketing.
Croatia agriculture industry is based on two sectors: livestock and fishing. In livestock sector, small production units dominate, especially for pig, cattle, sheep, goat and horse keeping. Fishing is sub-segmented as seawater fishing, freshwater fishing.
According to the analysis, ‘Croatia Agriculture Market Trends, Statistics, Growth, and Forecasts’ The Croatia government has been supporting the agriculture business with a variety of policies, making an attempt to stabilise the output and seeking ways to make sure the world is rising healthily and sustainably.
Based on practices, Croatia Agriculture market is segmented as preparation of soil, sowing, adding manure & fertilizers, irrigation, protection measures, harvesting, storage and marketing. Based on category, market is segmented as crop improvement, crop management, crop protection and social sciences. Crop improvement includes bio-technology and plant breeding & genetics. Crop management includes seed technology, agronomy, crop physiology, soil science & agricultural chemistry, agricultural engineering, agricultural microbiology, agricultural meteorology, environmental science etc. Crop protection includes plant pathology, agricultural and entomology. Additionally, social science includes agricultural economics and agricultural extensions. In addition, based on affecting factors, market is segmented ad physical affecting factors and socio-economic factors. Physical affecting factors include soil, climate and relief (aspect, altitude and gradient influence). Socio-economic factors include capital, labor, scale of operations, land tenure, transport, marketing and government influences.
The Croatia Agriculture market is driven by increase in exports, followed by growth in population, favorable demographics, introduction of new schemes, and increase in irrigational facilities. However, reduced seed, fertilizer, pesticides, hired labor may impact the market.
Croatia’s geological diversity led to different patterns of trade and culture. As a result, agriculture fluctuates throughout the country’s regions, influenced by the regional climate. Agriculturally affluent lowland located in country’s northern part are conquered by the cultivation of corn, wheat, and sunflower crops, while fruit-growing, viti-culture (the cultivation of grapes), and olive-farming are popular in the coastal region, with meadow land common in the mountainous areas. Most agricultural lands are privately owned, and large cooperatives created throughout the communist era are being privatized & restructured. Croatian agricultural production is conquered by small farms.
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