Dutchman Jan de Jong and Croatian Jerko Trogrlic are setting up a cultivation project in Croatia. They want to build a greenhouse for growing tomatoes in a country that is currently highly dependent on imports and where there is little high-tech horticulture.
A project name (CROP Hrvatska) already exists, a business plan has been in the works since last year, and investors have also come forward, as the gentlemen stated last year. Together with Dutch partners, €18 million is likely to be invested in the project. Now the question is: Where will they build it?
To get an answer to that question, a call has been placed on LinkedIn. About 12 hectares of land are being sought, 6 for a greenhouse and 5 for a solar power plant, with the availability of residual heat and a city to find enough laborers close by.
The gentlemen are currently looking at the following provinces: Županija: Bjelovarsko-bilogorska, Virovitičko-podravska, Brodsko-posavska, Osječko-baranjska, Vukovarsko-srijemska, Požeško-slavonska or Sisačko-moslavačka.