Sarah Swadling visits Croatia, where small family farms make up the social and economic fabric of the countryside. EU accession on 1 July means they may face an uncertain future.
Sarah Swadling visits Croatia where small family farms make up the social and economic fabric of the countryside. EU accession on 1st July means they will have to face the rigours of European regulations and the threat of cheaper food imports from more efficient farms elsewhere in the Union. Sarah meets a young family running a cheese business with an 11 cow dairy herd, and a former accountant wondering how she's going to pay off the borrowing on the new dairy farm her family has set up. We hear how making the Croatian speciality Kulun sausage could secure the future of a traditional pig farm. And, a winemaker tells Sarah how the vineyards she planted, with her husband, to the sound of grenade explosions during the Balkan conflict will soon be sold in more European countries.