National Agricultural and Food Centre

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Geographic scope: National
Country: Slovakia
Type of Institution: Research Institute
Name in original language: Národné poľnohospodárske a potravinárske centrum
Legal status: Public
Name of the Department: Soil Science and Conservation Research Institute
Role of record creator in institution / department: Employee / consultant with a good idea of research capacities of the institution
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: There are several projects referring to the Climate Change adaptation and mitigation measures in agroenvironment incl. drought assessment and inventory of emission and land use changes in agricultural land
Main / core research areas: Monitoring - Emissions monitoring and reporting, Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - mixed, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territoryVery important research areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters, Climate policies, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - water managementRelatively important areas: Monitoring - Hydrological observations, Monitoring - Climatological services, CC in agricultural systems - forests, CC in agricultural systems - fisheries, CC in agricultural systems - hydroponicResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: Below 10
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 100,000 - 500,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: Fundamental researchCollaborations with other organizations: Civil society, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Czech Republic
Successful projects: 1. International activities relating to UNCCD secretariat 2. International commitment relating to European legislation in emission inventory Environmental assessment of soil organic carbon in various ecosystems 3. Innovation of soil units system in agrarian land in Slovakia - digitalization and...
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: Personal capacities
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: especially researchers are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it
Comments: Need for international involvement into research networks