OCTOBER 14 2012 12:36h
VUKOVAR, Oct 13 (Hina) - Agriculture Minister Tihomir Jakovina has said that not all Croatian farmers will be able to survive on the market after the country's accession to the European Union.
"Some will have to change their primary model of production and change their business, but I am confident that most agricultural producers will have room for expansion and improvement of their products," Jakovina said after formally opening the 5th edition of the fair of local heritage in Vukovar on Saturday.
Commenting on the situation in the dairy sector, the minister said that the authorities were trying to halt negative trends.
As for the closure of a number of dairy farms, he said that some of the dairy farm owners had not operated well and needed restructuring.
On the other hand, there are dairy farms that have adjusted to the current conditions and maintain their production despite the crisis, he said.