Czech Republic – Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences
The Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) is a specialized and professional scientific agricultural institution operating in the Czech Republic. It is a scientific advisory body to the Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and was founded as a para-governmental organization of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic on January 1st 1993 – after the division of the CSFR.
- Its role as scientific advisory body to the Minister of Agriculture of CR is fulfilled by forming strategies, structure and setting out priorities of agricultural research, preparation of materials, developing and evaluation of agricultural research programs and public tenders. This role is exclusive to the CAAS. Besides this task the CAAS fulfils other tasks according to the requests of the Minister of Agriculture.
- Activities in international scientific co-operation in European and global contexts.
- Ensuring the understanding and popularization of agricultural science and agricultural science and research activities in the fields and contributes to the implementation of the results.
- CAAS is responsible for the professional supervision and scientific content of agricultural scientific journals issued in co-operation with the CAAS.