Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 72, No 1 (2007)

Regionalisation of Croatian Agriculture

Ferdo BAŠIĆ, Matko BOGUNOVIĆ, Miroslav BOŽIĆ, Stjepan HUSNJAK, Ivo JURIĆ, Ivica KISIĆ, Milan MESIĆ, Nikola MIROŠEVIĆ, Davor ROMIĆ, Ivan ŽUGEC

Pages: 27-38


After becoming self-standing state one of new needs of Croatia important for agricultural profession, farmers, policy makers and public needs was regionalization of agriculture. It is the analyse of state of agroecological conditions in agrosphere and based on results identification and territorial separation of agricultural regions as parts of agrosphere with similar conditions for plant and animal growing and similar farming systems. On this track within a special project we fi nished an inventory of agrosphere, result of which is Regionalisation of Croatian Agriculture presented in this paper. Following wise message of old Chinese proverb cited above, the starting approach is the MFCAL concept (Multifunctional Character of Agriculture and Land), which means that apart from very important and primary economic, agriculture and agricultural land (soil) in human life play other roles (functions) of similar importance; environmental, social, cultural and spatial, as well as the role of shaping the cultural landscape as a factor of rural development. As well, we respect the point of view prevailing in EU that all natural resources used in agriculture but at the fi rst place soil as a major one, need sustainable use and efficient protection. Using the data on Land resource potential based primarily on data of General Soil Map of Croatia (GSM) in a scale of 1:50 000 and results of our research in the period 2000 – 2003, the agrosphere of Croatia is divided in three agricultural regions; Pannonian with four, Mountain with two and Adriatic with three subregions.


agricultural regionalization; land resource potential; MFCAL; farming systems

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