Industrial hemp, a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, is becoming increasingly prevalent in Serbian fields, and agricultural producers and experts believe the trend of growth will continue, given its wide range of use, as well as its competitiveness in the market and export potential.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, based on issued permits, cannabis was planted on 172 hectares in Serbia in 2016, of which 90% was in the province of Vojvodina.
In early 2017 plantings on more than 100 hectares were registered, and, according to the Association of Crop Production of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, there has been an increase in the area under cannabis, as well as the number of registered producers, over the past four years.
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