ZAGREB (Croatia), September 24 (SeeNews) - Croatia will aim to increase the annual value of its agricultural output to 30 billion kuna ($4.7 billion/4.0 billion) by the end of 2030 from the current 20 billion kuna, prime minister Andrej Plenkovic said.
"The government wants to boost the sector's productivity, to encourage particularly young and small farmers," Plenkovic said during a cabinet meeting on Thursday at which a national strategy for agriculture development in the next 10 years was adopted.
"Alongside national funds, funding of 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) provided by the European Union would be also important," Plenkovic said, a video file of the meeting published on the government's website showed.
Croatia's agricultural sector, including fishing and forestry, contributed 3.3% of Croatia's GDP in 2020 and employed 6.2% of the country's workforce.
(1 euro= 7.498 Croatian kuna)