Do you really know everything already? Would you like to broaden your horizons even more, but you think you will have to study nucleonics, detailed string theory or experimental gene engineering, which will require a lot of knowledge you might not need in real life?
Exactly for you we prepared a programme „Tropics for everyone“.
Students of the university of the third age of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague will during the first year introduced to activities within animal and food production in tropical and subtropical countries. Namely, the student will get to know knowledge of animal production, ways of domestic and wild animals husbandry and their specifics in given regions, alimentation and animal products processing, fundamentals of food production, processing and conservation in primitive and climatically challenging conditions. Students will have chance to discover a culinary arts and traditional processing of agricultural products. Also some interesting excursions are prepared (Botanic garden, Zoo,…).
Kingdom of Animals is followed by the Kingdom of Plants accompanied with plant production, agroecology of tropical and subtropical plants. The domain of this academic year will be the study of the main tropical and subtropical crops with focus at traditional and ecological growing systems, but at modern production technologies too. Students will gain basic knowledge about use of healing herbs, spices, chocolate making or will have chance to taste unusual and exotic fruits and will learn about recent trends in problematice of tropical rainforests,
The students of programme „Tropics for everyone“ will also learn some information from socially beneficial behaviour, about principles of Fair Trade or new trends in sustainable development.