World Food Day at SUA
by SPU Web Editor
World Food Day, which we commemorate every year on 16 October, is an opportunity to step up efforts to achieve food security and proper nutrition for all. The Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (SUA), within the framework of its scientific research activities and international cooperation in the field of food research and nutrition, contributes to the provision of healthy, high-quality, safe and innovative foods.
The university cooperates in European partnerships and networks
SUA has created and coordinates the National Platform AgroBioFood Nitra (since 2016), which is a professional partner for research and development in the field of food and biotechnology and also an official representative of the Slovak Republic in relation to European and international initiatives and programs. Thanks to the platform's efforts, Slovakia has become one of the founding members of the European Food, Nutrition and Health Research Infrastructure (FNH-RI) coordinated by the Dutch Wageninegen University & Research. Slovakia is thus heading for a "map" of European strategic research infrastructure in the field of food, nutrition and health.
Based on a successful project supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), SUA established the only EIT Food Hub in Slovakia in 2019, disseminating EIT Food information at the national level to introduce new creative approaches to food, develop key issues and define new intentions, and practical examples of food safety, food design, production and consumption, health and risk factors of the food chain.
Within the Erasmus + KA2 Strategic Partnerships program, the SUA in Nitra solves a project in the field of adult education Assessment and change of adult behavior in sustainable food consumption, the aim of which is to develop social awareness of sustainable food consumption.
Within the framework of various international programs and networks, the university also actively participates in research in the field of urban agriculture and food self-sufficiency.