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The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture for Well Being and Food Security

The 1st International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture (ICSAA) for Well Being and Food Security was organized by the Faculty of Natural Resources, Prince of Songkla University in Thailand on 11 and 12 January 2021. The conference was organized with the support of PISAI project and FTA is the active partner of this project financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

Postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences - Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

The postdoc position is offered for 10 months for applicants from all over the world, out of the Czech Republic. The position starts from 1st September 2021 and finishes on 30th June 2022.

Study Programme ERASMUS+ in Europe Registration for new ac. year 2021/2022

You can register for the study exchange programme Erasmus+ by sending the documents mentioned below by February 12th, 2021, 11:59 AM to e-mail hummelova@ftz.czu.cz

How to grow mushrooms using the traditional Japanese method?

Read the interview with our alumni Ing. Dalibor Sýkorovský (not only) about his project True Shiitake

Tropical News 2 - “Newsletter for FTA Friends”

Welcome to the second issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter will give you a brief insight into the latest updates about activities and international cooperation at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

FTA Dean's Award 2020 - Call for nominations

The Department for Science and Research announces the FTA Dean's Award for the best publication or popularization output of FTA employees

CZU mobiLAB offers a complex solution for detection of infectious diseases (including COVID-19) in inaccessible areas of developing countries

The Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague introduces a concept of mobile laboratories, CZU mobiLAB. CZU mobiLAB is ready for use in humans and veterinary medicine for the identification of any infectious agents based on nucleic acid detection in sampled individuals. The concept of CZU mobiLAB can be used in inaccessible areas of the developing world and at the same time offers solutions for developed countries in case of reaction to an unexpected threat.

How to get a job or traineeship in EU institutions? Well, it is easier than you think!

Are you interested in learning more about CZU involvement in this program? Follow the Facebook profile of EU Careers ČZU or contact Lucie Dostalíková directly.

Travel scholarship for student mobilities

The International Relations Office and the Office of Science, Research and Doctoral Studies of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences are launching a call for financial support of research stays abroad (internships).

The Czech Republic has gone from a model COVID-19 country to the brink of a second lockdown

What has gone wrong? Dr. Jiří Černý, a leading virologist at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at Czech University of Life Sciences gave an interview to Deutsche Welle, a global English-language news and information channel, explaining the recent surge of coronavirus in the Czech Republic.

FTA from Ethiopia: How to improve production and processing of fruits?

As part of the project “Arba Minch Fruit Value Chain”, three FTA representatives (Anna Maňourová, William Nkomoki and Jan Staš) together with experts from Mendel University in Brno went to Ethiopia to kick-off a new four-year development project. Its aim is improvement of the knowledge and skills of local farmers, diversifying the local fruit production, opening new business opportunities for farmers and last but not least on the reduction of post-harvest losses. 

YPARD Global – Network Engagement Coordinator (Full-time position)

Through the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU), the joint secretariat of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) in Switzerland is seeking a dynamic, independent and innovative young professional for the position of the YPARD Global Network Engagement Coordinator (full-time position).

The Network Engagement Coordinator is responsible for ensuring and monitoring the active engagement of the YPARD community. The incumbent‘s work is partly framed by the communications strategies developed with the communications team and it entails the design and implementation of online and onsite innovative, collaborative and vibrant activities. The incumbent reports to the YPARD Director and works closely with the Communications Coordinator and the Digital Communication Officer. The incumbent will be based in FTA/CZU, Prague, Czech Republic, which hosts the YPARD Europe office.

Ever heard of Fuafua or Mamala?

Nope? You might in the future because some of these plants used in Samoan traditional medicine for treatment of wounds, burns and sores produce healing effects on the skin tissue and inhibit growth of bacteria infecting wounds. 

Important information about the upcoming academic year 2020/2021

All courses at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) from September 29, 2020, will be organized as distance teaching (online lecturing).

Schedule of courses at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences valid for Winter semester 20/21

Important days of winter semester 2020/21 - More information can be found in attached file.

Chili peppers exhibition at FTA Botanical Garden

We would like to invite all those interested to the traditional exhibition of chili peppers in our Botanical Garden,  which will take place from 21th to 23rd October 2020, Wed-Thu from 8:00 to 15:00, Fri from 8:00 to 12:00

We fought for Sustainable Development Goals

The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences could not miss the first year of a unique beach volleyball tournament which supports the UN's Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2020

FTA would like to invite you to public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2020, at Aula CZU

Start: Wednesday 9 September, 12:30

The new external Dormitory West is opening its doors!

Check-in will be available from 15th of September for mid-term and long-term stays. 4 types of rooms, 35 minutes from the CZU campus, private bathroom, silent study rooms and other benefits for you. Online application and other information with photos on the website 

The best Master’s thesis of FTA for academic year 2019/2020

The inter-departmental commission appointed by the Dean's Board of the FTA selected the following best Master’s thesis of students from the AFS, WLM, SRD, IDAE, TCME and TFA programs.

Syrian Project Documented 80 Wild Plants as a Food Source

During the period March - June 2020, while COVID-19 was strongly hitting many regions around the world, making travel and field research more complicated, our Ph.D. student Naji Sulaiman was collecting data for his dissertation in a double challenging spot of our planet.

Would you get vaccinated if there was a jab available?

The Telegraph interviewed leading health experts in the US, Germany and the Czech Republic including our virologist Dr. Jiri Cerny on the new polls that showed a great deal of scepticism towards a coronavirus vaccine.

Tropical News - “Newsletter for FTA Friends”

Welcome to the first issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter will give you a brief insight into the latest updates about activities and international cooperation at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

Africa, my second home...

How does Africa become your second home? Is it an advantage to be a female scientist in Africa? These questions will be answered by our Associate Professor, Karolína Brandlová, co-founder of the Wildlife management and Conservation Programme that focuses more on research and species conservation management. Although she originally considered studying the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences eventually won. And why is Africa so special to her? Scroll down for moree…

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