The Croatian Chamber of Agriculture (HPK) on Monday called on Croatians to buy locally made products during the holiday in a bid to increase local produce sales and support local farms.
Representatives from the Chamber told a news conference in Zagreb that the preservation of the local agricultural production could be possible with the raised awareness of the purchase and consumption of local food and products.
"We are soon entering December, the month marked by the biggest spending, and although we are in a specific year when we are battling COVID-19, we believe that this is one more opportunity to demonstrate our agricultural patriotism," said Tajana Radić of the HPK.
She underscored that so far this year, there has been a marked increase in the purchase of produce from local family-run farms, and called for the promotion of the Croatian agricultural production.
They also said the pandemic raised the awareness of boosting self-sufficiency in agriculture and of protecting local production.
According to estimates, Croatians spend nearly thirty percent of their household budget on food.
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