What's going on elsewhere while the FTA is having an open day? For example, there is a conference in Mostar, which is organised by FTA together with colleagues from the universities in Mostar: Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar and University of Mostar.
Dear colleagues, Let us invite you to in-person seminars in English jointly entitled Gender Dimension in Horizon Europe. There are two parts of the seminar which can be taken separately, however, for a synergy effect, both are recommended. The lecturer is dr. Maxime Forest from Yellow Window with long-term experience. The details are provided below.
Please, register for each via EduPortal.
Feel free to share the invitation with your colleagues.
Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations of students of the Sustainable Rural Development programme
Please, let us invite you to the workshop „Meet the FTA Project centre and FTA experts” which will take place on 20th September 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences room no. 401, the event will be held in English.
Students, employees and others interested in projects are welcome.
The programme is attached.
We look forward to seeing you,
On behalf of the FTA Project centre
Tereza Žáková and Jan Staš
Interview with Prof. Dr. Phung Le Dinh, the Vice-Rector of HUAF. By Klára Jiřičná
The Talent Programme offers personal grants to talented, creative researchers. This enables them to conduct the research of their choice. The Talent Scheme has three funding instruments (Veni, Vidi, Vici) tailored to various phases in researchers' scientific careers. Researchers can apply for a maximum amount of 280,000 euros for Veni, 800,000 euros for Vidi, and 1.5 million euros for Vici. For more information about criteria visit the call of Veni, Vidi or Vici in the domain you want to submit your application.
A team of experts led by prof. Van Damme of FTA CZU published the final evaluation of FAO’s Action Against Desertification that mainly operated under the Great Green Wall initiative and was implemented in 2014-2020 aiming at tackling environmental impacts linked to drought and desertification in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Fiji, the Gambia, Haiti, the Niger, Nigeria and Senegal (partly during the COVID-19 pandemic).
The evaluation involved online and face-to-face interviews, field visits in 8 countries allowing for direct observation of land restoration and livelihood activities and came to the following conclusions.
The Government of the Czech Republic offers scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries listed below at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic. The deadline for submitting applications for the academic year 2023/2024 is on 30 September 2022.
We are pleased to inform you that the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences is organizing on Monday, 12 December 2022, the fifth Young Researchers Overseas Day in the Palace of the Academies, 1000 Brussels. Please find attached the Call for contributions. The deadline for abstract submission is 3 October 2022.
It´s all about new beginnings for all the fresh graduates at the FTA. 75 BSc and MScs students of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences marched into the CZU AULA on June 23 to receive their diplomas. This year´s graduation provided a dignified opportunity to get together and celebrate the success after a difficult period of pandemic that would not allow students from different parts of the world to meet in person or even arrive in the Czech Republic to the faculty to enter the newly opened faculty building and experience friendly multicultural environment first hand.
Dear students, colleagues, alumni, and FTA friends, Welcome to the fifth issue of Tropical News. Our newsletter will give you a brief insight into the latest activities and international cooperation at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
...which will take place during 14 – 16 September 2022, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers' and academia's views
In recent weeks, FTA representatives Ing. Iva Kučerová, PhD and Sára Šebrlová visited the Arba Minch region in Ethiopia within the development project titled “Arba Minch Fruit Value Chain, Gamo zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia” implemented by Mendel University in Brno in cooperation with FTA, funded by the Czech Development Agency.
The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences has again prepared a program within the framework of the Garden Fest of ČZU Alumni and Friends. You can enjoy tours of the laboratories (Herbarium and Molecular Genetics) and the FTA Botanical Garden, we will show you the collection of termites and tropical botany.
With great pleasure, we invite you to the 6th Annual Meeting on Plant Ecology and Evolution (AMPEE6) on Thursday, 29 September 2022 at Meise Botanic Garden. The meeting will be jointly organized with the COBECORE meeting on Congo basin eco-climatological data recovery and valorisation.
Forum for Agriculture is coming up on May 18, 2022 organized by Forum for the Future of Agriculture with our expert, Assoc. Prof. Miroslava Bavorova as a speaker on session 2 ( starting at 12: 10) tackling the theme of „Integrating climate mitigation and biodiversity regeneration in food system transformation.“
DEAR COLLEAGUES! We invite scientists, teachers, doctoral students, graduate students, applicants, students, government officials and local governments, and business representatives to participate at the International Scientific and Practical Online-Conference "Economics for ecology" which will be held on May - June 31–01, 2022 in Sumy, Ukraine
This year Tropentag 2022 is organised by the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. All MSc and PhD students, scientists, extension workers, farmers
Dear Colleagues, we would like to inform you that the deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations has been changed to May 15 and therefore we invite you to submit your papers or encourage your colleagues to do so. We would also like to draw your attention to the new opportunity to submit abstracts for project presentations. We are sure that this targeted activity will foster collaboration among institutions in the region. Individual elements of the scientific program are already presented on the congress website - please follow the information below.
Fruit processing methods were presented by Jan Staš (FTA employee, food processing expert) during a 10-day training for local farmers and future trainers within the project "iAGRO - Improving the agricultural value chain in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia" implemented by CCE Diaconia and supported by the Czech Development Agency.
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).
Dear colleagues, students and friends of the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture, this is reportedly the first FTA annual report with a foreword in English. Rejoice and: boom drumbeat! (as Flemish poet, writer and Dada artist Paul van Ostaijen wrote in 1920).
Five representatives of the Prince of Songkla University (PSU) visited CZU between 21st – 25th March 2022. The visit was based on long-term cooperation and previous projects with FTA within Erasmus+ projects such as: EURASIA 2, ALFABET, AskAsia, SIMPLE and PISAI.
The Double degree Master study programme “Agricultural Sciences and Farming Systems in the Tropics and Subtropics” is the first Double degree (DD) programme offered by the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences. It is the unique opportunity for students to simultaneously receive two Master degrees in the area of „Agricultural Sciences and Farming Systems in the Tropics and Subtropics“ in only 2 years and thus enhance their position in the European and Czech labour market. The main objective of the DD programme is to enable students to profit from the different background of teaching and research of the partner universities in the area of tropical agriculture. In addition to the existing single degree programme “Tropical Farming Systems”, the double degree shall offer an additional benefit for the students by an increased selection of modules offered on tropical agriculture, the acquirement of soft skills in different teaching environments as well as cultural backgrounds and performing scientific work under the supervision of two academics from two different universities. Students will benefit from the elective modules at the host university that are more focused on environment, resource efficiency, aspects of developing countries and interdisciplinary work.
The Competition is held in three areas: agronomy, technology of production and processing of livestock products, agroengineering. The Competition is held in two stages: the first (in home HEIs) - October 2021 - March 2022; the second (on the basis of MNAU) - April 2022 - June 2022.
The mood of impoverished farmers in an election period can tremendously affect or spoil data collection activities. The situation becomes more complex in view of the covid-19 pandemic which greatly limits interactions among the farmers and the researchers.
The call for abstracts to participate in the 5 World Congress on Agroforestry 2022: Transitioning to a Viable World is still open for posters presented in the form of either a printed poster displayed on-site or of a short video; the deadline has been extended to February 28, 2022.
You can register for the study exchange programme Erasmus+ by uploading of the documents mentioned below by 11.2.2022, 23:59 to https://1url.cz/@Erasmus_Apps
To discuss this issue Fairtrade Belgium is inviting you to a webinar on February 10th between 11h30 and 13h. During the webinar we will reflect together with banana farmers, experts, civil society organizations, public sector and the industry
Are you ready to look into the future of cropping systems, meet fellow agricultural students and go on (real-life) excursions? During the International Conference for Youth in Agriculture 2022 (ICYA22)
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis.
Dear Reader, Welcome to the fourth issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter provides 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.
The following author has been selected and rewarded by the Dean Prof. Patrick Van Damme and the members of Dean´s College as the best publication of 2021. Dr. Černá Bolfíková for her article in the scientific journal Nature.
The Department of Plant Breeding conducts research, education and innovation work of strategic importance for society's long-term supply of food, industrial raw materials and energy, and to meet an
After a one-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the second Multidisciplinary Conference for Young Researchers was successfully organised on 29-30th of November 2021. This time in Sumy, Ukraine. And the theme of the conference was up-to-date: Sustainable Development Trends and Challenges under COVID-19.
CASEE Secretariat is happy to announce that we have opened online submissions for abstracts for the 12th CASEE Conference entitled "Sustainable agriculture in the context of climate change and digitalization" . The event will be hosted by the State Agrarian University of Moldova (Chisinau) on 22 – 24 June 2022 (the anticipated format of the conference is the physical meeting with face to face sessions).
Our PhD students Marek Jelínek, Jan Staš and Eduardo Duque Dussán, along with Assoc. Prof. Hynek Roubík, travelled to Ukraine as delegates of the FTA under the scientific cooperation project "Strengthening scientific capacities and cooperation of Ukrainian universities in AgriSciences" supported by the Czech Development Cooperation via Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Ginny was elected because of her active involvement in research, education, and activities benefiting the foreign students contributing to the motivation of those interested in studying in Prague.
Are you pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in a field related to agriculture? Do you want to tell us about your agricultural experience so far? Do you wish to share your agricultural perspectives and perceptions with others? YPARD, in collaboration with the AgriSciences platform and AGRINATURA, welcomes you to participate in our research essay e-competition!
Covid-19 regulations have become stricter in Belgium, so we have decided to go for a fully online version of our annual symposium of the Africa Platform of Ghent University Association. As you know, this year's focus is on the impact of climate change on people and nature in Africa.
Scientists from the FTA, CZU Prague call for help for Ebogo village in Cameroon. Donors can help to protect the endangered tropical forest, sustainable development of the local rural community and children's education in Ebogo and surrounding villages.
As part of the FTA OPEN DAY, organized to mark the 60th anniversary of its founding and held in the brand-new building of the Pavilion of Tropical AgriSciences, the new Belgian-born Dean Prof. Patrick Van Damme – was solemnly crowned with the Bone and Pineapple, having sworn the following:
Our employees Marie Kalousová, Barbora Černá Bolfíková, Iva Bernáthová, Stacy Hammond and Anna Chládová recently returned from Ethiopia where they conducted activities within the project “Publication and Research Activities Development for Education in Life Sciences at Hawassa University”.
In 2022, the Foundation fiat panis will once again announce its two science awards dealing with problems of food security in developing countries.
In August 2022 The International Horticultural Congress (www.ihc2022.org) will take place in Angers (France). The congress also aims to promote and reward young scientists and launches thereto the international competition “My 3-Minute Horticultural Thesis”.
FTA experts (Jan Staš, Radim Kotrba and Petr Pudil) just started the final phase of the project “Integrated Farming II” in Zambia by conducting the monitoring harvests of the fishponds.
CZU Prague smart digital ecosystem - improving life on campus using the potential of 5G. The hackathon is intended for all CZU Prague students across the faculties.
The call for abstracts to participate in the 5th World Congress on Agroforestry 2022: Transitioning to a Viable World is still open; the deadline is November 15, 2021. You are warmly invited to submit an abstract of recent research, development project or innovative field work findings for either an oral or a poster presentation. The conference will take place in Québec City, Canada, on July 17-20, 2022. Virtual participation will also be possible.
PhD students Dennis Kyereh and Marie Kalousová; from the Tropical Biodiversity Research Group (TBG) were in Cameroon for the implementation of the project entitled: “Morphological and genetic characterization of Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Heckel in natural and domesticated populations in Cameroon”.
We would like to invite you to the Faculty Open Day at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences in Prague
The new book “Survey Design,” edited by Associate Professor Miroslava Bavorova, is intended to provide masters and doctoral students, as well as academic staff, with basic principles for designing and conducting quantitative questionnaire surveys.
The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences cordially invites you to a public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2021, 15.- 17. September 2021, Pavilion of Tropical AgriSciences, CZU
From 17 to 24 August 2021, a summer school called Host Plant Resistance Breeding took place in Alnarp, one of the 4 campuses of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) based in Uppsala. It was organized as part of the ESCAPAdE project - EraSmus Curricula in Applied PlAnt SciEnces, a European project funded by the European Union-funded Erasmus + Strategic partnership from September 2018 to August 2021
Presenter: Hans Verbeeck - UGent. COFOREC made operational a forest plot network for long-term ecological research on biodiversity and eco-system functioning in natural and reforested areas along a large environmental gradient in a highly diverse, strongly anthropogenic tropical landscape (Andean-Chocó).
Not even the pandemic could stop members of the volleyball team of the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture of the CZU in Prague from participating in a beach volleyball tournament in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Globally, more people make their living from waste management than from any other sector, apart from farming. Nevertheless, somehow this massive sector is quite underrated and still not receiving enough attention. So, let´s change it!
On behalf of prof. Florin Stanica, the CASEE Board member, we are delighted to invite you to the One Health Student International Conference, held under the high patronage of the International Student One Health Alliance - ISOHA.
“What we have seen is that over time now, a number of crops that we equate with southern areas are also being at least tested in the Czech Republic.“ Read or listen to the full interview HERE.
Learn and understand the key concepts, processes and approaches, to the formulation of international decisions using Biotechnology as a case study for developing the needed skills.
A tornado such as Czechs know only from Hollywood movies swept through southern Moravia on the night of June 24 and, among other things, razed half of the HODONÍN ZOO...
The Laboratory of Plant Tissue Cultures at the Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry deals, among others, with in vitro mitotic polyploidization of medicinal plants.
YPARD developed a mentoring toolkit, available online and free of charge which takes you from the very first stages of your first mentoring program to the final ones.
Cameroon is a country of extremes and the fieldworks there, for sure, belong to the most challenging ones. The things work either extremely well, easy and smooth, or not at all. Working at such a sinusoid of ups and downs is indeed demanding and often exhausting.
Please find enclosed the announcement of the Theme Day 2021 on Monday, December 20th organized by the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences.
We are pleased to invite you to join Summer Course with the theme of “Green Technology for Sustainable Tropical Agriculture”, which will be held on? August 16-28, 2021 Via Zoom Meeting
Dear Reader, Welcome to the third issue of Tropical News. Our Newsletter provides 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.
The film festival will consist out of 4 sessions, where during each session on average 25 minutes of film will be shown, followed by a short 5-minute talk by one of our CELEP speakers and a 15-min Q&A round with the public (fully in English). The agenda is as follows (below hours are in Brussels time zone GMT+2, online the hours are in Nairobi time zone GMT+3):
Invitations to the State Doctoral Examinations of students of Sustainable Rural Development (SRD).
Experts from the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences launched 3 units of the CZU mobiLAB - a mobile laboratory for the detection of infectious diseases
Novi Sad, Serbia 5th- 9th of July, 2021, The SS is intended for PhD and master studies, but also would be considered.
This year, for the first time, we will have several English-language sessions - come join us from wherever you happen to be!
In a special three-part podcast series, Energising Africa, SciDev.Net investigates progress towards electricity, infrastructure and internet access in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Let us kindly invite you to the On-Line Thematic Session: Activities of central and eastern EU countries in research and Innovation partnership with Africa as a part of Stakeholder engagement week that is organized within LEAP4FNSSA project
On May 5, Prof. ir. Dr. Patrick Van Damme was inaugurated as the new Dean of the Faculty of Tropical Agriculture CZU. He was appointed to the office by the CZU rector Prof. Petr Sklenička and replaced Prof. Jan Banout.
Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to invite you for contributions to a new special issue of the journal Symmetry (JIF=2.645, Q2 in Multidisciplinary Sciences) with the topic “Fluctuating Asymmetry in Ungulates”, for which I will be guest editor together with Dr. Roberta Chirichella from the University of Sassari, Italy.
The team from the CZU, namely Vladimír Verner, Radim Kotrba, Zbyněk Polesný, Jan Staš from FTZ and Miloslav Petrtýl from FAPPZ, is currently conducting fieldwork in the Western Province of Zambia. The activities are realized in the frame of implementation of two development projects, namely "Integrated Farming II" led by Mendel University in Brno and "Agribussines4LIFE “ led by Charita Czech Republic.
Every year each Section of the Academy puts two questions forward on specific subjects. Each award-winning work in the yearly competition is granted a prize of 2,500 EUR.
The Faculty of Tropical Agriculture, in cooperation with the Czech Evaluation Society, is organizing an international conference focused on theories and practice in evaluations. Expert contributions include both research and evaluation methods, as well as the implementation and impact of evaluations in "evidence-based" policy evaluation. This year's conference topic is focused on "Approaches to data and people".
There are currently three funding opportunities that might be interesting for African adaptation practitioners.
The call for abstracts for the 2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress – Agrobiodiversity for food system transformation, is now open. The Congress, scheduled for 15 to 18 November 2021, will focus on the role that agrobiodiversity can play in positively changing our food systems. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 June 2021.
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) is looking for international experts in different scientific fields to strengthen its expert panels. These panels meet once or twice a year in Brussels to evaluate research proposals submitted by researchers in Flanders. Panel members are top experts in their discipline(s) as well as generalists able to evaluate research proposals in their wider field of study.
We are warmly inviting You to the dissertation thesis defence of student Ing. Tereza Slámová
Do not miss out our Prof. Kokoška on the upcoming panel on the Biological and Pharmacological Activity of Plant Natural Compounds
Safe the date! This online seminar will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm. Participation is free of charge. More info and registrations will follow soon.
Did you know nature is one of our best defences for adapting to climate change? This brand-new funding opportunity is now scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) across the world.
Hynek was born on January 26th, 1991, in the Prague Czech Republic. His passion for agriculture started at a very early age. As a child he would help his family in their home garden where they would grow vegetables, potatoes and other crops, this experience leads him to pursue a career in agriculture.
The virtual edition of Plant Science for Climate Emergency is taking place on 7-8 June 2021. This conference is organized by VIB, a non-profit life sciences research institute in Belgium and a world leader for advanced plant sciences.
This webinar is part of the trilateral webinar series Domestic Extremism and the Threat to Democracy, organised by Ghent University, the University of the Western Cape and the University of Missouri. See this page for the entire series.
Watch the video in which you can see how our CZU mobiLAB is built and much more...
Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences about the World Agriculture Prize.
We are warmly inviting You to the dissertation thesis defence of student Ing. Lukáš Pawera
Information about conference Bioeconomy and Circular Economy which will be held in English, online on 16th March 2021. More information and registration via link below.
In March 2021, Prof. Patrick Van Damme became the second dean of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) but the first dean ever as a foreign national in the history of the Czech University of Life Sciences.
We are warmly inviting You to the dissertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Lucie Stoklasová and student Bilal Kabeer.
The Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences has a wide representation of development projects in Ethiopia under the auspices of the Czech Development Agency. However, in cooperation with Mendel University in Brno, we primarily solve two projects implemented in the vicinity of the cities of Arba Minch and Awassa. These are "Implementation of a Fruit Value Chain for Improved Nutrition and Efficient Production in Arba Minch Zuria" and "Protection of Awassa Lake through Sustainable Management of Surrounding Area".
It's a great honour for us to inform you, that our professor Pavla Hejcmanova become a "Guest Editor" in journal Forests - Special Issue “Human-Wildlife Conflict and Wildlife Conservation in Forests and Plantations”
As a student, the ability to create a succinct yet compelling narrative about your work is an invaluable skill. By effectively translating complex/technical research into accessible language, you can better inform, educate, and inspire your audience. Especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19 where there is not much opportunity to talk about your research face-to-face. Sharing your research story through blogs and social media is a creative way to keep colleagues, friends, family, and the general audience informed about your research.
One of the goals of this group of projects is to motivate excellent Czech scientists who have long-term international experience, and are in the early stages of their careers, to carry out their own “Excellence Project” at an institution in the Czech Republic for the duration of the Project, i.e. 3 years.
The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) with the intention to honour individuals with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity and output in relation to the Danube Region.
We would like to invite you to our first online staff week From May 18th to 20th 2021
Assoc. prof. Jan Šobotník of FTZ ČZU explores the role of immune gene expression in the lifestyle of termites in his recent publication for the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
A team of international scientists from CZU, led by Prof. Ladislav Kokoška working with Samoan Ph.D. student Julian Wong Soon from Osaka University found healing effects of two local species of Samoan nutmeg (Myristica hypargyraea and Myristica inutilis) against staphylococcus aureus and colon cancer cells.
A new year of the conference Science of Youth is knocking on the door! Like most events, we also brought this conference to the online space.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Read the interview with our alumni Ing. Dalibor Sýkorovský (not only) about his project True Shiitake
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.
On behalf of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, we are very glad and honored to invite your students to participate in the international “CASEE Online Winter School 2021
The Department for Science and Research announces the FTA Dean's Award for the best publication or popularization output of FTA employees
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.
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).
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.
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.
All courses at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) from September 29, 2020, will be organized as distance teaching (online lecturing).
FTA would like to invite you to public streaming of the virtual conference Tropentag 2020, at Aula CZU
Start: Wednesday 9 September, 12:30
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
We are happy to invite you to the European Innovation Fest - Online event which takes place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of September 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.
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.
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.
Take a look through photographs and video in Benin, where our doctoral student Zuzana Holubová is on an internship for almost half a year, and where she is also collecting data for her dissertation thesis.
The CZU Prague placed first in the Czech Republic in the THE Impact Ranking 2020. In the overall ranking, CZU was ranked 201st - 300th in the world. A total of 766 universities from all over the world successfully participated in THE Impact Ranking this year.
The cooperation between our faculty and ICRAF (World Agroforestry Centre) is the logical outcome of more than two decades of research and development of agroforestry projects in various regions of the world
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).
Due to the ongoing State of Emergency and the necessary measures in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, some changes have to be made to the academic year schedule. It is clear to us that the current situation increases the tension and stress to which you are exposed, so we aim to ensure that you - the students - are able to successfully complete the academic year.
Regarding the current situation with the spread of COVID-19, the date of the Final State Examinations (FSE) at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences (FTA) has changed.
Upon his return from a research trip in Cameroon, tropical entomologist and new associate professor at our faculty, Jan Šobotník, had mixed feelings: on the one hand, he had seen a catastrophic decline in termite populations in the forest, on the other, however, the group collected many new termophile insects, yet unknown to science.
A new state-of-the art facility called “the green building“ will be the latest expansion of the campus of the Czech Life Science University (CZU). Prospective students of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences interested in the fields of tropical agriculture and developing countries can enjoy the new premises as of this fall semester. The facility will offer top-notch technologies and space for scientific research.
It's a great honour for us to inform you, that our professor Ladislav Kokoška from the Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry become a "Special Issue Editor" in journal Molecules.
In this paper, we describe research into the biochemical processes of brown coal treatment. s. The modified biochemical model was formed from a complex biological treatment of low-rank coals with an added cycle of aerobic conversion and the process of converting a sulphur compound under anaerobic conditions, as well as a number of ecological-trophic groups of microorganisms.
Perhaps even more interesting than the number of giraffes is their coexistence with people and livestock in the "tiger bush". Giraffe here are in permanent contact with people, their crops and livestock.
Dr. Hynek Roubík (Group leader of our Biogas Research Team) has been appointed as member of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Invitation to the State Doctoral Examination of student Azamat Azarov, MBA which will take place on 10th February 2020 (Monday) in Pavilon T, room no. 116 at 10:00 AM.
Offer of scholarship programs for PhD students in France.
A year of hard work has paid off. CZU ranked 31st in the Green Metric World University Rankings, and is thus one of the world leaders in terms of consideration for the environment.
In November 2019, our Biogas Research Team co-organized conference in Bila Tserkva (Ukraine).
On Monday, December 9, 2019, the University of Mostar with University of Džemal Bijedič (Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina) in cooperation with FTA organized Scientific Day.
FTA organized the second annual international scientific conference for young scientists and students, which was held on 5 December 2019 at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia.
FTZ representatives organized “Project Management Training - Preparation of the EU Projects and HR Awards” at the partner universities in Ukraine - Sumy National Agrarian University, Sumy State University, Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University as part of the project “Support for young university capacities in the field of quality of education and scientific and research activities in Ukraine”.
The first project meeting took part in Brussels in October, 14, 2019. Dr. Miroslava Bavorová, from FTA CULS, participated at the meeting as a Member of Management Committee and representative of the Czech Republic.
Call for absract extended till 25th October 2019!
Read about impressive research of our PhD student Anna Bernátková who just came back from her research activities in Mongolia.
Conference Tropentag 2019 with topic "Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management" was held on September 18th - 20th at Universities of Kassel and Goettingen, Germany.
In recognition of her contribution and dedication to the advancements and improvements of higher education beyond the field of her expertise, and to honour her valuable outputs, the Council of the Prince of Songkla University in the Meeting 407, held on June 1, 2019, unanimously agreed to award an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Tropical Agricultural Resource Management to Dr. Petra Chaloupková. The awarding ceremony took place in the Convention Hall of the Prince of Songkla University in Hat Yai on September 8, 2019. Dr. Chaloupková was honoured to receive the degree from Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, who – being scientist herself – has founded a research institute and give lectures at Mahidol University in Bangkok. Due to the presence of a member of royal family at the ceremony, a spot from the handover was on Thai national TV in the prime time news.
This year, CULS students had another opportunity to attend the 2nd Summer School in Thailand for the MODULE 1 of this project on the topic of Value Chain Management, thanks to the cooperation of this project.
The collaboration of staff and students of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences to save the Western Derby eland in Senegal will soon turn its twenties...
International Scholarship Exchange of PhD candidates and Academic Staff - fully covered
Call for participants - Summer school at Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University with topic "Research in practice - Waste management", 22th – 31th August, 2019
Summer School on Risk Analysis and Management in Agriculture (Wageningen, 26-30 August, 2019).
Members of our faculty participated in World Congress on Agroforestry 2019, which was held in Motpelier, France from 19th to 22th May 2019.
We are inviting you to join GALAXY workshop organized by Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences which will be held on 3rd May, 2019, FFWS, CULS, Prague.
The Local Organising Committee (two members from FTA) cordially invites you to the 16th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, EAAE.
The Congress will take place in Prague – Czech Republic, from Tuesday, August 25until Friday, August 28, 2020.
Deadline: April, 24th 2019,
Lenght: 3-6 months,
Stipendium: 1.350 - 2.000 EUR / month
The Centre of Expertise for Cooperative Entrepreneurship (KCO) of KU Leuven, Belgium is looking for 5 full-time PhD students to pursue research on cooperatives in various areas of business economics and management. Please disseminate this information among those who might be interested in. More detailed information is in the attached file.
Call for Papers. We are pleased to announce that “World Conference on Sustainable Life Science (WOCOLS 2019)” will be held in Budapest, Hungary on June 30- July 07, 2019.
We would like to invite you to the mentoring programme for early career researchers (PhD students and postdocs), which is coordinated by the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The first call for fellowship applications has just started and will run until 30 April 2019. It is focused on studying ancient plant varieties to develop tasty, nutritious food as well as alternatives to proteins from dairy. “Plant-based, protein-rich raw materials have enormous potential for new foods that can contribute to a balanced diet and reduce consumption of animal-based dietary components while also reducing the impact on the environment,” says Mathys.
Tropentag 2019 - Call for papers! Topic: ''Filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources development''
The aim of the research is to determine the size and range of the leopard population, their habitat and food preferences.
For the last two years members of our Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences have been lecturing a summer school on “livestock-wildlife interactions”, organised by the NGO People in Need. This initial contact finally lead to signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the National University of Mongolia,
The physical castration of male livestock is currently under scrutiny due to its detrimental effects on animal welfare and thus alternative solutions to controlling behaviour and meat quality are desperately required within the animal production industry.
We would like to invite you to the 9th International Scientific Conference “RURAL DEVELOPMENT 2019:Research and Innovation for Bioeconomy“, which will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, 26-28th September, 2019.
GEOLINKS Conference, Novotel Athens, 26th - 29th March 2019.
We would like to inform you about extended deadline for submission of abstracts for 10th CASEE Conference in Sarajevo, June 12 – 15, 2019.
Staff team from CULS Prague, FTA and FAFNR, is helping with implementation of three development projects funded by the Czech Development Agency, in cooperation with Caritas Czech Republic, University of Barotseland,
Conference Tropentag took place in Ghent, Belgium from 17th to 19th September 2018 and our faculty represented in high number of participants.
Hynek Roubík from our #BiogasResearchTeam – the youngest editorial board member of Journal of Ecological Engineering - became the youngest editorial board member of Journal of Vietnamese Environment.
Invitation to the disertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Markéta Houdková a Ing. Andreas Romulo.
Author: Markéta Swiacká. During August, in Chicago there was held the very first international conference focused on conservation of pangolins which was organized by the Chicago Zoological Society in Brookfield Zoo.
Invitation to the disertation thesis defenses of students Ing. Hynek Roubík a Ing. et Ing. William Nkomoki.
Public defesne of dissertation thesis will take place on 17th July 2018, at 11.00 am, in room no. 116
25 th June 2018 - Ing. Markéta Houdková, M.Sc. Andreas Romulo, Ing. Nikola Teutscherová 26 th June 2018 - Ing et Ing. Anna Kubátová, Ing. Jana Humelová, Ing Jitka Straková, Ing. Rubén Casas Reátegui
M.Sc. Abid Mehmood - 29th of June 2018 (friday), 13:00, pav. T/116
M.Sc. Bilal Kabeer - 29th of June 2018 (friday), 14:30, pav. T/116
Date: November 9th-10th, 2018
Location: Orion, Wageningen Campus
Ing. et Ing. William Nkomoki, Ing. Hynek Roubík, Ing. Alexandru Muntean, Ing. Sayfullo Akhmedov
Wroclav University of Environmental and Life Sciences
17. - 18. 5. 2018
'Global food security and food safety: The role of universities'
organised by Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium),
September 17-19, 2018
June 19th, 2018 in Krakow, Poland
Advanced in Solar Thermal Food Processing
22. - 24.1.2018
Stacy Denise Hammond Hammond, MSc. from Dept. of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry successfully presented the results of her research at the Conference Tropentag 2017 in Bonn
"1st International Conference on Food, Environment and Culture"
Ing. Anna Hubáčková
WHEN: 29th of June 2017, 8:30
WHERE: FTA, Pav. T/137
Cultural and social implications of global change on the Danube River Basin
Krems, Austria July 14th – 21st
BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for young researchers from all over the world.
WHEN: Monday May 15th, 9:00, 10:30, 13:00
WHERE: CULS Prague, Rectorate building, room no.110
Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia,
August 20-24, 2017