Andreja is from Virovitica in northwestern Slavonia, so she grew up walking the fields of corn. After high school she decided to follow her passion for agriculture by studying at the Faculty of Agronomy in Zagreb. She is an expert for the Organic Agriculture who started career in the local factory Tvornica šećera Virovitica (today known as Viro) as organizer of the manufacturing of the sugar beet. She coordinated 200 manufacturers, organized, and professionally monitored sugar beet cultivation from the contract signage to the delivery to the factory. She further upgraded her organizational skills in Nova Natura as a Technologist.
After 20 years of gaining experience at the field, she joined NUTRIS.farm™ team as Cooperation officer. Andreja enjoys gaining knowledge so she pursues additional education. She has taken professional exams such as exam from the Ordinance on the establishment of an action framework for achieving sustainable use of pesticides – advisor module and the HACCP food safety exam for the internal auditor. She enjoys gardening, fruit growing, viticulture and medical herbs planting.
" The new technologies used in NUTRIS are a big challenge for me. I want to take part and develop professionally. "
" The work I do is very creative and dynamic. It requires constant learning, contacts with a lot of people, and requires great mobility and communication.
The working day begins with a team meeting. After the administrative work is done, we usually go to the field, which means visiting the farmers, talking to them, contracting production, visiting the crops in the field, and advising the producers. "
By implementing new knowledge, new cultures, new information systems, caring for the environment and a sophisticated approach to agricultural production. I want to participate in creation of a new era in agricultural production.
Mato has more than 10 years working experience in rural development and related industries. He is continuously upgrading his business development skills and investing in knowledge of the business of the future. After graduating at the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb (master’s degree in finance and business organization), he gained firsthand experience in Žito, one of the biggest Croatian food and agriculture company. During his career he founded and co-founded several companies related to food and agriculture management and worked as an expert for several international consulting companies in the field of rural development. His areas of expertise include Business development, Project management, Financial analysis, Startup development and Rural development.
He loves business challenges and enjoys new markets opening, has an affinity to sales and a profound understanding of the food and agriculture industry in the Western Balkans area. His personal interests are focused on introducing the digital age into the agriculture sector and developing the agri-food startup scene in the region.
" I do not consider working at NUTRIS.farm™ a classic job, but a daily challenge and excitement from day to day. The working day is flexible and often unexpected, but at the end of the day one can see tangible results that fulfill and motivate the person to move on. At NUTRIS.farm™, I do what I love. "
" I try to structure my working day right at the beginning through a written plan of tasks and obligations. In addition, I work on the daily motivation of team members, and I am in close contact with individual producers. The workday is dynamic, stressful, and challenging, but at the end of the day it’s always the same conclusion: it was a good day for business! "
" In daily contact with farmers, I directly influence their production and the results of their work. When you imagine that just that raw material you’ve produced will be part of a vegetable burger or similar product on the shelves in Asia or America, then you really feel that you are directly changing the future of the nutrition. "