About us

About us

Our vision

To become the leading development institution in the field of agriculture in the Pannonian region of the European Union within the next 10 years. 

To enable the profiling of the Agency as an educational centre that will represent the best possible level of agricultural development to end users and producers, as well as a basis for formulating an agricultural policy and a rural development policy by bringing together laboratory, human and other resources. 

To enable the functioning of agricultural production on the basis of sustainable and viable agriculture with observation of high standards of environmental protection by carrying out activities regulated by legal acts.

Fulfilling the Agency’s vision includes creating human and infrastructure capacities necessary for fulfilling the Agency’s mission.

Our mission

The Agency’s activities have been prescribed by the Act on the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food and other special regulations (more than 19 different acts, more than 200 different rules, ordinances and instructions); the activities include research in the field of agronomy and related fields, plant protection, seed and seedling production, viticulture, winemaking, oil production, fruit growing, vegetable growing, agricultural land, cattle breeding, quality control of fresh raw milk, honey and feed, as well as food safety.

The Agency carries out programmes that are of strategic interest to the Republic of Croatia and establishes an infrastructure in cooperation with scientific institutions that is of interest to the entire agricultural system of the Republic of Croatia.

The Agency should ensure and develop excellence in technological research and experimental development in the fields of agriculture and food safety and thus improve food and bioenergy production, the supporting industry and natural resource management in the national, regional and European context, with special emphasis on the development of sustainable and viable national agriculture.

The Agency’s experts also provide technical and scientific support to the Ministry of Agriculture, primarily in the drafting of legislation, expert opinions and technical bases, as well as by conducting laboratory analyses of samples collected in phytosanitary, agricultural and winery inspection.

The activities are conducted in the entire territory of the Republic of Croatia due to their specific nature.

Strategic objectives

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Professional and scientific activities

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: To encourage and strengthen the carrying out of research that is of national interest in the field of agriculture and food safety, as well as to systematically improve such research

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: To encourage and strengthen the carrying out of research in the field of agriculture and food safety in the European context, as well as to systematically improve such research

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: To encourage publishing activities

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Organization and co-organization of scientific/technical meetings and symposia

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Commercial and production activities

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Rationalization of costs

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Education and the public

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Systematic involvement of the Agency in educational and social processes

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE 3.2 Raising visibility of the Agency in the public sector

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Agricultural policy

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Systematic involvement of the Agency in formulation and implementation of national agricultural policy (development programmes)

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to seed and seedling production

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to plant protection

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to soil 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to food safety

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to cattle breeding

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to quality control of livestock products

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to viticulture, winemaking and oil production

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to fruit and vegetable growing

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Systematic reporting to the Ministry of Agriculture regarding the hazards and risks present in agricultural production

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Legislation 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Providing technical and scientific support to the Ministry of Agriculture, primarily in the drafting of legislation, expert opinions and technical bases 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Functioning of agricultural production

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Promotion of Croatian agricultural products and foodstuffs

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Activities related to the voluntary labelling system (National labels)

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Organization of and participation in events with a view to promoting Croatian agricultural products and foodstuffs

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Sale of Croatian agricultural products and foodstuffs without making a profit

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Publication of promotional materials, planning and organization of events by the Agency with the aim of promotion 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE: Improvement of staffing structure and of infrastructure

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Improvement of staffing structure

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Improvement of infrastructure

Organizational structure

The Agency is managed by the Management Board, which is made up of the chairman and four members. The Agency is represented by the Agency’s director.

The Agency’s organizational units include the following:

  •  Director’s Office based in Osijek;
  •  Sector for Business Process Support based in Osijek;
  •  Centre for Seed and Seedling Production based in Osijek;
  •  Centre for Plant Protection based in Zagreb;
  •  Centre for Soil based in Osijek;
  •  Centre for Food Safety based in Osijek;
  •  Centre for Cattle Breeding based in Osijek;
  •  Centre for Quality Control of Livestock Products based in Križevci;
  •  Centre for Viticulture, Winemaking and Oil Production based in Zagreb;
  •  Centre for Fruit and Vegetable Growing based in Zagreb.

Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food
Vinkovačka cesta 63c, 31000 Osijek
Company No.: 2528614, PIN: 35506269186
IBAN: HR1210010051863000160

Director’s Office
Vinkovačka cesta 63c, 31000 Osijek
Phone: +385 31 275 200
E-mail: hapih@hapih.hr

Asst. Prof. Krunoslav Dugalić, PhD, Director of the Agency
Phone: +385 31 275 200
Fax: +385 1 6460 570
E-mail: ured.ravnatelja@hapih.hr

Sector for Business Process Support
Vinkovačka cesta 63c, 31000 Osijek
Phone: +385 1 2356 935
E-mail: koordinacija@hapih.hr

Centre for Seed and Seedling Production
Brijest, Usorska 19, 31000 Osijek
Phone: +385 31 275 208
E-mail: csr@hapih.hr

Centre for Plant Protection
Gorice 68b, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 2311 640
Fax: +385 1 2447 799
E-mail: czb@hapih.hr

Centre for Soil
Vinkovačka cesta 63c, 31000 Osijek
Phone: +385 31 275 180
Fax: +385 31 275 194
E-mail: ct@hapih.hr

Centre for Food Safety
Ivana Gundulića 36b, 31000 Osijek
Phone: +385 31 227 600
Fax: +385 31 214 901
E-mail: csh@hapih.hr

Centre for Cattle Breeding
Vinkovačka cesta 63c, 31000 Osijek
E-mail: cs@hapih.hr

Centre for Quality Control of Livestock Products
Poljana Križevačka 185, 48260 Križevci
Phone: +385 48279 072
E-mail: ckksp@hapih.hr

Centre for Viticulture, Winemaking and Oil Production
Jandrićeva 42, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 4629 222
Fax: +385 1 4629 224
E-mail: cvvu@hapih.hr

Centre for Fruit and Vegetable Growing
Gorice 68b, 10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 4646 542
Fax: +385 1 4646 543
E-mail: cvp@hapih.hr

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