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Welcome

Slovenia is determined to address the agrifood challenges and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The agrifood sector, a solid pillar of the Slovenian economy

Net sales revenue of food enterprises in Slovenia is 2.2 billion EUR and net sales revenue in foreign markets is 599 million EUR.The greatest share (44 %) of all food processing enterprises is constituted by enterprses that produce bread, fresh pastry goods and cakes, followed by enterprises that produce meat products and meat (except poultry) respectively.

Although agriculture plays a significant role in Slovenia’s economy, due to the decreasing share of land used for agriculture, there is expected gradual marginalisation of the sector. The chance can be seen in the increasing number of organic agricultural holdings, but the competitiveness of Slovenian farms ­­– as compared to other EU countries – remains low because of their small size.

Slovenian R&D sector receives considerable investments, the country spends over 2.0% of its GDP on scientific research, which exceeds average scientific budgets in Europe.

Room for Improvement

Slovenia’s agrifood sector needs fundamental support and incentives for farmers to remain in the market through restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems related to agriculture. Future development of the sector depends on the production of high-quality products with higher value added and subsequently the access to modern technology, land, financial assets, knowledge and innovation.

Potica, the most typical Slovenian sweet bakery product, appears in many different forms. It gets its flavour from about 80 different fillings. The most common potica is the walnut potica.

News

Call for expressions of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2021 News

Call for expressions of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2021

03 Mar 2021 EIT Food is looking for universities (public or non-public higher education institutes) that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs 2021 activity
The results of the call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023 News

The results of the call for expressions of interest to become EIT Food Hubs in 2021-2023

18 Feb 2021 It is a great pleasure for us to inform that our EIT Food CLC North-East and CLC South have selected organisations to perform the role of EIT Food Hubs during the period in 2021-2023/
Call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021 News

Call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021

12 Feb 2021 The call for host organization to join the EIT Food RIS Fellowships 2021 is open by the 26th of February!
“What are the opportunities for the agrifood sector in 2021?” – Food Foresight podcast with prof. Klaus Grunert and Marja Liisa Meurice

“What are the opportunities for the agrifood sector in 2021?” – Food Foresight podcast with prof. Klaus Grunert and Marja Liisa Meurice

17 Dec 2020 As the 2021 approaches and is very much expected to be a fresh start after the disruptive 2020, we invite you to listen to the podcast on the changes in consumer habits and new trends for the agrifood industry that were accelerated by COVID19
Will agrifood sector in Central and Eastern Europe be able to innovate thanks to or despite of COVID19? News

Will agrifood sector in Central and Eastern Europe be able to innovate thanks to or despite of COVID19?

18 Nov 2020 Agri-food entrepreneurs in Central Eastern Europe should take up the challenge to innovate in these disruptive times
Meet the winners of EIT Food Innovation Prizes 2020 Startup News

Meet the winners of EIT Food Innovation Prizes 2020

17 Nov 2020 EIT Food present three startups who won in the Grand Final of RIS Innovation Prizes 2020 competition