Croatia is a notable producer of organic foods and one of EIT-Food’s RIS countries
The agri-food sector, a solid pillar of the Croatian economy
The agriculture industry is an important part of Croatian economy. However, due to the country’s agriculture struggles with extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods, the most profitable businesses in food and beverages sector in the country focus on the production and processing of milk and cheese, beer production, processing of tea and coffee, and the production of soft drinks. The most important export products of the sector are food additives, biscuits and wafers, stuffed chocolate, canned fish, instant soups, olive oil, beer and other alcoholic beverages. Croatia is also a notable producer of organic foods, that are mainly exported to the European Union.
Room for Improvement
Croatian agri-food sector requires reorganization and modernization through dedicated investments. EIT Food can foster innovation by creating connections among scientists, government and businesses.
EIT Food Hub in Croatia: Tera Tehnopolis Ltd
TERA TEHNOPOLIS Ltd. is one of the leading regional technology transfer hubs in Croatia, with strong emphasis on agriculture and food. It has a considerable portfolio of services, know-how (including patents, trademarks etc.) and an extensive network of relevant stakeholders which enables it to support knowledge-based entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture and food technology.