National Agricultural and Food Centre - Research Institute of Plant Production

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Geographic scope: National
Country: Slovakia
Type of Institution: Research Institute
Name in original language: Národné poľnohospodárske a potravinárske centrum - Výskumný ústav rastlinnej výroby
Name of the Department: Research Institute of Plant Production
Role of record creator in institution / department: Director / executive
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: the creation of effective growing technologies of field crops, which will be suitable for the present productive, environmental and economic requirements. Exploitation of conventional technology and various soil conservation technologies.
Relatively important areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Climate policies, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territoryResearch 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): Below 20,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: European applied researchCollaborations with other organizations: Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, Rural advisory services, SMEs, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Successful projects: Organic breeding - Increasing the competitiveness of the organic breeding and farming sectors.
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: New infrastrukture
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: both researchers and funding bodies are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it
Comments: The call of project focus to climatic change with international cooperation.