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National Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC) Slovakia

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About the National Agricultural and Food Centre (NAFC)

The National Agricultural and Food Centre focuses on comprehensive research and gathering of knowledge in the sustainable use and protection of natural resources, especially soil and water resources for crop production and animal husbandry, quality and safety, innovation and competitiveness of food and non-food products of agricultural origin, productive and non-productive impact of agriculture on the environment and rural development and the transfer of knowledge from agricultural and food research to end users.

 

Research Institute for Animal Production Nitra

The Research Institute for Animal Production Nitra (RIAP) is an important part of the National Agricultural and Food Centre. The main purpose of the institute is to find scientific and research solutions of problems in the sphere of biology and breeding farm animals (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, game bred on farms, poultry, fish, bees) perform goal oriented fundamental and applied research up to the verification of realization in the user´s sphere. Within the framework of the scientific and research activities of the centre there are applied and developed the following disciplines: genetics, biochemistry, embryology, ethology, applied mathematical statistics, economy.

 

Vision

The main objective of the institute is to solve the tasks of science and technical development for the branch of animal production, mainly in the sphere of breeding, nutrition and feeding, conservation and treatment of feeds, biotechnology, reproduction, ethology, technology and ecologization of husbandry, biology and technique of breeding farm animals, quality of meat, milk, economy of breeding and production in animals. Further activity of the centre is aimed at the creation of scientific programmes, concepts and prognoses in the sphere of animal production, expertise and extension work as well as education of scientific and professional workers.

 

NAFC in Animal Task Force

National Agricultural and Food Centre represents the Slovak Republic in ATF. NAFC is able to participate on important projects (welfare, health, reproduction, genetics, animal nutrition and feeding, environmental tasks, livestock farming systems) with our ATF partners. NAFC offers young and hard-working team of researchers able to collaborate in the field of ATF goals.

 

Contacts:

prof. Ing. Štefan Mihina, PhD.

director general of  NAFC

e-mail: mihina@nppc.sk

 

assoc. prof. Jaroslav Slamečka, PhD.

Director of RIAP Nitra

e-mail: slamecka@vuzv.sk

 

Ing. Ivan Pavlík, PhD.

Contact person of ATF

e-mail: ivan.pavlik@vuzv.sk

 

Address:

Hlohovecká 2

SK - 951 41  Lužianky

Slovakia

website: www.nppc.sk, www.vuzv.sk





News Headlines

2017 ATF events - 08 June 2017
ATF-EAAP Special Session
28 August 2017
Tallinn, Estonia

ATF annual Seminar
26 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium

 

Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock. - 30 June 2017

Making food production more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our times. In the face of global population growth, increased demand for animal protein, and climate action commitments, we need to ask ourselves how the EU livestock sector can become more sustainable? How can more be produced with less?
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