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Agricultural research in Slovakia is focusing on sustainable agricultural production, food quality and safety, rural development, agricultural policy, landscape management, forestry and fisheries.

Agricultural research in Slovakia is organized by:
Research organisations managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic:
Research priorities in agriculture elaborated by the Agency of the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences (www.uvtip.sk/sapv/agentura)

Universities managed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic engaged in agricultural research:
  • Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (www.spu.sk)
  • University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice (www.uvm.sk/en)
  • Technical University in Zvolen (www.tuzvo.sk/en/)
  • Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (www.fchpt.stuba.sk)
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava (www.fns.uniba.sk)
  • Institute of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science of P. J. Šafárik University in Košice (http://www.upjs.sk)
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences of Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (www.en.ukf.sk)

Institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences engaged in agricultural research:

Funding of agricultural science:
  • Allowances from the state budget (for institutes in the department of agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, for universities from the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, and for the institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences from the Slovak Academy of Sciences)
  • Slovak Research and Development Agency (www.apvv.sk)
  • Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic for the Structural Funds of EU for the Research and Development (www.asfeu.sk/en/agency/)

Main legislative regulations and strategies concerning science in Slovakia:
  • National research and development strategy created by the Council of Government of the Slovak Republic for Science and Technique – chaired by the Minister of Education of the Slovak Republic (www.vedatechnika.sk)
  • Law 132 /2002 D.l. on science and technique
  • Law 131/2002 D.l. on universities
  • Law 172/2005 D.l. on organization of state support of research and development and on completion of law No 575/2001 D.l. on organization of government activity and organization of central state administration in version of later regulations

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The SCAR committee is supported by a Secretariat with staff from the Commission's Directorate-General for Research and staff made available to SCAR from Member States (‘virtual secretariat’). The Secretariat is in charge of the preparation and follow-up of forum meetings (e.g. coordination of the agenda, invitation, documents for the meeting, minutes) and provides assistance to the working groups.
Contact person: François Constantin.