Decline in production, and growth in imports of tomatoes. So much about the success of our tourism

first_imgPhoto: Smart enough. About 60 percent of the total import of tomatoes to Croatia comes from Italy and the Netherlands, and we also import more than a ton from Spain, Germany and Poland. On the other hand, about two-thirds of total tomato exports end up in Slovenia and Germany. By the way, the import of fruits and vegetables is growing from year to year, and last year we imported 25 thousand tons more than in 2017. So much about the success of our tourism. Tomato production in Croatia fell in 2018 by almost 25 percent compared to the year before. Last year we produced 30950 tons, while we ended 2017 with 41223 tons of tomatoes produced.center_img On the other hand, say one Turkey, expects 50 million tourists this year, and strong Turkish agriculture products meet almost all the needs of both tourism and the population. Well, that is tourism, and not to encourage imports through tourism, as is the case in Croatia. In accordance with lower production, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce points out, exports also decreased, by about 30 percent. We exported 5287 tons last year, compared to 7505 tons in 2017. Imports, on the other hand, increased by five percent from 12813 tons in 2017 to 13369 tons in 2019. A kilogram of imported tomatoes last year cost an average of 0,99 euros, while for an export kilogram we received an average of five euro cents less.last_img read more


first_imgAs the current Dáil enters its last autumn session before the General Election, Women for Election have produced a league table of counties who have the best record of electing women.According to the Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins, when Dublin and Cork with their multiple constituencies are excluded, Donegal is average with other counties for electing women over the past 97 years.“A total of 1,242 TDs have been elected since 1918 and only 95 of them have been women.Donegal has elected a total of two women, Cecila Keaveney and Mary Coughlan, in that time across two constituencies.“Of the other counties around the country, the average number of women elected in each since 1918 is two. Donegal’s most Profil female TD was also Tanaiste.“While the number of women elected in the last 96 years has been shockingly low – so have the number of women running. In many cases, the electorate will have had little or no choice on the ballot paper. This time, we are already at unprecedented numbers of female candidates. At 98 candidates the number of women currently running exceeds the number who have ever been elected to Dáil Éireann and make up over 30% of the currently declared candidates. Currently one of six declared candidates in the new Donegal constituency is female.“As we enter the last autumn session of the 31st Dáil, it is worth considering the huge potential that there is for it to be the last Dáil with so few women. With the support of electorate for female candidates, the 32nd Dáil could change the face of Irish politics and truly make history.”Women elected Donegal constituencies 1918-2011Cecila Keaveney (North-East) – 1996-2007Mary Coughlan (South-West) – 1987-2011 Number of female TDs from 1918 40* Dublin9 Cork4 Tipperary4 Wicklow4 Kerry3 Waterford3 Westmeath3 Meath3 Monaghan2 Clare2 Donegal2 Galway2 Kildare2 Offaly2 Limerick2 Mayo1 Carlow1 Kilkenny1 Sligo1 Longford1 Roscommon1 Leitrim1 Wexford0 Cavan0 Laois0 Louth* Síle de Valera is counted in both Dublin and Clare as she was elected in both counties**previous NUI constituency has elected 2 female TDsTABLE SHOWS ONLY TWO FEMALE TDs FROM DONEGAL EVER ELECTED was last modified: September 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfemaleTDlast_img read more