National Conference on Mediterranean Agriculture Dalmatinka
As part of the projects under the motto inspiring agriculture, Apriori World agency has decided to found the first national conference on Mediterranean agriculture, Dalmatinka. The aim of Dalmatinka
is to connect the agricultural community and the fisheries sector and launch a discussion on current issues, challenges, solutions and good practice examples from the sector in the Mediterranean.
The development of tourism has influenced the gastronomic offer of Mediterranean countries, including Croatia. Thanks to the agricultural culture of the Croatian coast and island areas abounding in various fish, mollusks and shellfish, Croatia's identity lies in the gastronomy whose foundation is precisely in the produce. The cultivation of tomatoes, olives, and wines from family farms is linked to tourism and agriculture which, in symbiosis, make up one of the competitive advantages of Croatian tourism.
Dalmatinka, the national conference on Mediterranean agriculture, brings together the academic community, national institutions and all target public within the agricultural community, whose activities are directed towards the cultivation of agricultural products and fisheries.
The diversity of plants and animals allows the development of such form of agriculture in the Dalmatian hinterland. The Conference wants to bring together agriculturists and family farms of Croatian islands, a special group of the agricultural community that, through the production of island delicacies, contributes to the development of Mediterranean agriculture through their efforts.
The Zadar County and the City of Zadar, apart from tourist identity, create a new identity in connecting the 'blue' and 'green' Croatia. In addition to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, from the very beginning, the Conference is supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The University of Zadar is actively participating as a co-organizer.