Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 68, No 2 (2003)

Competitiveness of the Livestock Production in Croatia in the Process of Joining EU

Ivan JURIĆ, Dubravko MIKULIĆ, Marija ĐIKIĆ, Ino ČURIK, Ante KOLEGA, Višnja KNJAZ

Pages: 79-84


The competitiveness of livestock production was decreasing during the long period in the history. From 1880 to 1915 livestock production in Croatia was competitive and the large number of agricultural products was exported to other countries.
Current livestock production is present in the small family farms and this is the main reason for the low competitiveness of the livestock production in Croatia.
Recently, the size of the family farms started to enlarge. Tourism is important part of the Croatian economy leading to the development of autochthonous products which are able to be sold in large quantities at high prices.


Competitiveness; livestock production; size of farm; autochthonous livestock products

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