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Institute of Animal Science (IAS) Prague – Uhříněves is a public research institution founded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

Since its foundation in 1951, the Institute has been a centre of research into biological and bio-technological basis of animal science.

IAS carries out basic and applied research focusing on innovation and the practical use of knowledge in animal science. Eight research departments perform research in the fields of animal genetics and breeding, bio-technology and reproduction, nutrition, quality of products, animal ethology and welfare, breeding technology, herd management and production economy.

In addition to basic and applied research, IAS carries out other expert activities. One of the most significant is the implementation of the National Programme for Conservation and Utilization of Farm Animal Genetic Resources. In 2016, the IAS was appointed as the National Centre for Genetic Resources to coordinate and implement the National Programme, along with many stakeholders. The Institute has also provided for the activity of the Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition and was entrusted by the Ministry of Agriculture to represent the Czech Republic in the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). IAS provides professional training on classification of swine and cattle carcasses according to SEUROP, under a contract with the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

Transfer of good practices within vocational trainings in scientific institutions of agricultural sector

The main objective of the project is to improve the qualifications of workers and strengthen international cooperation by creating a network for exchanging experiences and good practices in education (transfer of knowledge from science to practice) in the agricultural sector. This task will be carried out by transferring know-how in the field of educational activities, with the example of good practice, which will improve the knowledge, skills and competences of those responsible for organizing and implementing educational services in the agricultural sector. The project is addressed to the administrative staff, researchers, scientists and supervisors responsible for the creation and implementation of vocational training for farmers, breeders and agricultural advisors. The beneficiaries of the project are those responsible for creating training policies, curricula, raising funds, trainings realisation and searching for new training methods. As a result of the project, beneficiaries will strengthen their qualifications and enrich their international cooperation within the established network through institutional and personal contacts.

Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition                                                                                                                       

The Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition was established in 2002 as an advisory body of the food safety coordination group. Its main task is to prepare scientific studies, offer expert views, and prepare proposals for measures ensuring safety throughout the entire chain of food and feed production.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Transfer of good practices within vocational trainings in scientific institutions of agricultural sector

The main objective of the project is to improve the qualifications of workers and strengthen international cooperation by creating a network for exchanging experiences and good practices in education (transfer of knowledge from science to practice) in the agricultural sector. This task will be carried out by transferring know-how in the field of educational activities, with the example of good practice, which will improve the knowledge, skills and competences of those responsible for organizing and implementing educational services in the agricultural sector. The project is addressed to the administrative staff, researchers, scientists and supervisors responsible for the creation and implementation of vocational training for farmers, breeders and agricultural advisors. The beneficiaries of the project are those responsible for creating training policies, curricula, raising funds, trainings realisation and searching for new training methods. As a result of the project, beneficiaries will strengthen their qualifications and enrich their international cooperation within the established network through institutional and personal contacts.

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PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES

SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICAL USE

EXPERT REPORTS

Preparation of analyses, studies and research on individual demand

CONTRACT RESEARCH

Contract research following the partners’ assignment

SEUROP

Training courses for cattle and pig carcass classifiers.

ECONOMIC ANALYSES

ECOWEIGHT, FarmProfit, Forecasting the Structure of Dairy Cattle Herd, Forecasting the structure of dairy cattle herd

CONSULTANCY

Active consultancy for the breeders of dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats and sheep, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses and cervids.

EXPERT SEMINARS

Invited lectures for breeders, students and agricultural business staff on specific topics