1. AGROMED

Mediterranean agricultural forum
Split, Cornaro hotel, 2. 7. 2021

The ministry of agriculture is the co-organiser of the Forum

Forum goals

  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum is a place for articulating public agricultural policy proposals within a new social paradigm.
  • Special emphasis is placed on the Mediterranean agricultural policy, ie. on the concept of sustainability and self-sufficiency in food production.
  • Presentation and promotion of autochthonous Mediterranean agricultural production (agriculture of the Republic of Croatia)
  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum is a place to promote Mediterranean agricultural products
  • The forum will promote the Mediterranean culture of everyday life
  • The forum will promote the Mediterranean component of Croatian cultural identity
  • The Forum was established in September 2020 as the backbone of a new social paradigmAgriculture based only on sustainability, circular economy and bio-eco-production is a strategic activity of the new social paradigm
  • Contemporary challenges, climate change, pandemics, economic crises indicate what challenges agriculture is facing
  • Food production in the entire European Union, including Croatia, should be economically and ecologically adjusted to the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030)
  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum emphasizes the agricultural symbols of the Mediterranean: grapes, wine, figs, olives, olive oil, etc., but also fishing and specific livestock production.

Idea

Concept

  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum supports the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2030)
  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum is a place of professional and scientific discussions
  • The ideas, proposals and conclusions of the Forum are the backbone of new agricultural policies based on the idea of ​​sustainability and self-sufficiency only
  • The idea of ​​self-sustainability and self-sufficiency is grounded in the concept of Mediterranean agricultural culture, Mediterranean way of life and Mediterranean diet
  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum starts from the premise of Mediterranean culture, but with a special emphasis on agricultural crops. The focus is on the semiotics of the area, which refers to Croatia, the Mediterranean, but also the entire EU
  • The forum is held in Split as the center of the Croatian part of the Mediterranean
  • The Mediterranean Agricultural Forum is a meeting place for theory and practice in the field of agriculture. Croatian, but also farmers from other countries, have the opportunity to present the products or Mediterranean agricultural crops, but also the production specifics of Mediterranean agriculture

In a global risk society, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new social paradigm is necessary. Among the policies that determine it is (self) sustainable agricultural policy.Mediterranean agricultural policy stands out as one of the important components at the level of macro-regions. It will be promoted and studied through the Mediterranean Agricultural Forum (AGROMED).

Identity and self-sustainability

Panels

1. Mediterranean -a common living space

The panel is dedicated to the common identity of the northern and southern coasts of the Mediterranean, the unique lifestyle, the vision of Mediterranean citizenship. The Mediterranean was created as a result of diverse historical exchanges, cultural features, common lifestyles and changing regional interests. This cultivated landscape reflects a common eco-region, with its sub-regional specifics, hence the idea of ​​the need only for the sustainability of the Mediterranean agricultural area, through a coherent Mediterranean agricultural policy, which lags behind world standards. The pandemic highlighted the importance of this challenge.
2. Mediterranean identity and agriculture

The panel is dedicated to the common identity of the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean, the unique lifestyle, the vision of Mediterranean citizenship. The Mediterranean was created as a result of diverse historical exchanges, cultural features, common lifestyles and changing regional interests. This cultivated landscape reflects a common eco-region, with its sub-regional specifics, hence the idea of the need for only the sustainability of the Mediterranean agricultural area.
3. Branding of the Croatian Mediterranean through gastronomy and agricultural products


The panel is oriented towards domestic issues that contain the collective Mediterranean dimension of questioning ownership and land, and the historical experience of Croatian agricultural policy in the Mediterranean coast. Land policy, water management, knowledge of production and marketing, depopulation of rural areas, and the position of farmers in relation to other occupations are of particular importance for the self-sustainable development of Croatian Mediterranean agricultural policy, especially after market liberalization where large producers are a threat to small and often organic farmers. This situation will be compared with the situation of farmers in other Mediterranean countries.

4. Challenges of Croatian Mediterranean agriculture

The panel is oriented towards domestic issues that contain the collective Mediterranean dimension of questioning ownership and land, and the historical experience of Croatian agricultural policy in the Mediterranean coast. Land policy, water management, knowledge of production and marketing, depopulation of rural areas, and the position of farmers in relation to other occupations are of particular importance for the self-sustainable development of Croatian Mediterranean agricultural policy, especially after market liberalization where large producers are a threat to small and often organic farmers. This situation will be compared with the situation of farmers in other Mediterranean countries.

Educational and scientific institutions

EC and EP

Croatian ministry of agriculture

Croatian network for rural development

Croatian chamber of commerce

Counties

LEADER
Croatian network

Croatian parliament

Farmers

Europena network for rural development

AGROMED
Network of institutions

Program

Forum’s moderators:

Tomislav Cerovec (HRT)

Dr. sc. Marita Brčić Kuljiš, izv. prof. (FFST / The university of Splitu)

8.45 – 9.30  Registration

9.30 – 10.15  Intro speeches

  • Dr. sc Anđelko Milardović, Institute for European and globalization studies
  • Vedran Obućina, Forum director
  • Dr. sc. Leo Gracin, Split University, Mediterraneaan agriculture department
  • Mr. Blaženko Boban, the prefect of Split-Dalmatia county(TBC)
  • Prof.dr.sc. Ivica Puljak, the mayor of Split(TBC)
  • Dr. sc. Dragan Kovačević, Croatian chamber of commerce
  • Representative of the Croatian employers association(TBC)
  • Ms. Maja Malic, Croatian employer association
  • Dr.sc. Darja Sokolić, director, Croatian agency for agriculture and food
  • Ms. Sunčana Glavak, MP, European parliament, (Group of European Peoples Party)
  • Ms. Marijana Petir, head of agricultural board, Croatian parliament
  • Dr. sc. Dragan Ljutić, rector of Split University

10.15 – 10.45 Intro lecture

Ms. Sunčana Glavak, European People’s party

Characteristics of European Mediterranean agricultural policy

Ms. Marijana Petir, head of agricultural board, Croatian parliament

Declaration of GMO free zone of AlpsAdriaticDanube region


10.45 – 12.00 First panel

Mediterranean – a common living space

Moderator: Mr. Tomislav Cerovec

  • Bianca Laskovics, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the Mediterranean
  • Saad Belghazi, Euromed Economists, Morocco
  • Fadi Adleh, Independent Researcher(Syria)
  • Berin Ertürk, Çiftçi-Sen organization (Turkey)

12.00 – 12. 15 Coffee break


12.15 – 13.30 Second panel

Mediterranean identity and agriculture

Moderator: dr. sc. Marita Brčić Kuljiš, izv. prof

  • Andrea Pieroni, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy
  • Andrej Dean, Fortenova Group, executive director of agriculture
  • Pablo Cascón Salgado, Attaché for Economic and Trade Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in the Republic of Croatia

14.00 – 15.30 Lunch brake


15.30 – 16.45 Third panel

Branding of the Croatian Mediterranean through gastronomy and agricultural products

Moderator: Mr. Tomislav Cerovec

  • Dr. sc. Božo Skoko, Millenium promocija
  • Prof. Krunoslav Zmajić, Faculty of agrobiotechnical sciences Osijek, J.J. Strossmayer university
  • Dr. sc. Vedran Poljak, Split University
  • Dr. sc. Leo Gracin, Split University
  • Ms. Žaklina Jurišić, Croatian chamber of commerce
  • Dr.sc. Zdravko Barać, the Ministry of agriculture

16.45 – 17. 00 Coffee break


17.00 – 18.15 Fourth panel

Challenges of Croatian Mediterranean agriculture

  1. Robert Hadžić (intro lecture)

Moderator: dr. sc. Marita Brčić Kuljiš, izv. prof

  • Dr. sc. Branimir Urlić, Institute for Adriatic Cultures and Karst Reclamation, Split
  • Vlado Perišin, Perišin wines
  • Ms. Blaženka Mičević, Agrodet

18.15 – 18. 30 Coffee break

18:30 – 19.00 Forum closure


19.00 – 20.00 Presentation of the book “Philosophy of Wine” and the association “Wine of Dalmatia” and association of olive oil producers of Croatia with wine and oil tasting of Split-Dalmatia County

Presenters:

  • Dr. sc. Marita Brčić Kuljiš, izv. prof.
  • Vedran Obućina
  • Rrepresentative of the association Vino Dalmacije 
  • Rrepresentative of the association of olive oil producers of Croatia

Remark:

Amendments to the Program are possible.

Forum’s date may be changed according to the epidemiological situation.

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