Partner 18: Institute of Agriculture and Tourism
IPTPO is a public research institution of Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and has a long history behind it. The main focus of the IPTPO is on research regarding agriculture and tourism and their interaction in Mediterranean area of Croatia. The efforts are mainly focused on promoting sustainable development of agriculture in rural areas, with primary focus on small family farms, wine, grapes, vegetables and olive oil producers. Research is mostly orientated to vegetables cultivation as well as vegetables biodiversity, plant nutrition and plant physiology, plant pathology, genetic plant characterization, viticulture and wine making technologies, olive oil production and sensory evaluation of wine and olive oil.
Role in the project
IPTPO will participate in WP1, WP2, WP6 and WP7 (as the responsible for the Croatian Case Study Site, CSS6-Istria).
|Dr. Pasković is head of Institute Scientific Council and research associate with expertise in agronomy and plant nutrition. He currently leads Croatian Science Foundation (CSF) project focused on olive plant nutrition and olive-pathogen interactions.|
|Dr. Ban is institute director, senior researcher with >20 years of experience in agronomy, plant production and plant biodiversity.|
|Dr. Goreta Ban is senior researcher with >20 years of experience in the field of horticulture. The focus of her work is based on the influence of abiotic and biotic stress factors on fruit and vegetable crops, and their interaction with technology of production in order to minimize crop damage and overcome yield and quality lost.|
|Dr. Godena is research associate with expertise in agronomy, plant pathology (virology), plant protection and organic plant protection.|
|Dr. Palčić is research associate with expertise in plant physiology.|
|Pletikos, MSc. is an expert associate on the SPRINT project. Her research interest is pharmacognosy and the impact of food on human health.|
Dr. Marko Černe is a research associate with expertise in soil science and plant nutrition. His research interest is mainly associated with plant uptake of metals and radionuclides, agricultural utilisation of organic wastes, phytoremediation and composting.