Sokolská 67, 960 01 Zvolen, Slovak Republic
phone: +421-45-5361 156
fax: +421-45-5320 744

Food & Agriculture

Climate tour

Day 1, Vienna airport - Vienna
Arrival at Vienna airport
Bus and walking city tour of Vienna
Overnight Vienna

Day 2, Vienna – Bratislava – Ruzindol – Bratislava
Visit Slovak agriculture and food chamber for presentation of their activities, general overview of Slovak agriculture and presentation about climatic change impact on agriculture in Slovakia
Farm visit with cattle breeding in Ruzindol
See the biogass plant and plant for producing straw pelets for ecological heating
Short Bratislava walking tour
Overnight Bratislava

Day 3,  Bratislava – Nitra - Bratislava
Transfer to Nitra, capital of Slovak agricutlure
Visit the Agriculture Research institute in NItra for presentation on climate change impacts in agriculture, solutions
Visit the Agricultural University in Nitra
Overnight Bratislava

Day 4, Bratislava – Dvory nad Zitavou - Bratislava
Visit farm in Dvory nad Zitavou, one of the largest farms in Slovakia with close to 6000ha of land, Slovak fleckvieh cattle cca 600 heads
Visit the Fruit orchards 
Visit the company, presentation, discussion on climatic change impacts and solutions (drought, water accessibility, frosts at untypical times)
Visit the wine processing company, visit the vineyard, presentation of activities, discussion on climatic change impacts and solutions
Wine tasting of 3 kinds of wine locally produced in the company
Overnight Bratislava

Day 5, Bratislava - Zvolen
Meet the Slovak adviser for environment, ecology and climatic changes that will stay with the grp for following days 
Visit the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute for presentation of their activities with aim on climatic changes, meeting with climatologist
Meeting with representative of Slovak City Unions
Transfer to Zvolen – capital of Slovak forests and forestry
Visit of National Forestry Centrum Zvolen
Meeting with management of the organisation and their head of project for Agroforestry with aim on climatic changes in forests
Overnight Zvolen

Day 6, Zvolen – Banska Bystrica - Zvolen
Walk to Zvolen city hall, meet with the City major and city adviser for environment, ecology and climatic changes
Presentation at the Zvolen City hall with aim on climatic changes and solutions – rain water usage in cities, rain gardens, green roofs, erosion solutions, temperature management in city, flood management
Practical demonstration of morning presentation in Zvolen and Banská Bystrica
Orientation tour of beautiful city - Banská Bystrica
Overnight Zvolen

Day 7, Zvolen – Banska Stiavnica – Sv. Anton - Zvolen
Transfer to Zvolen Forest company
Technical visit in the forest, climatic change impacts, solutions, realisations Transfer to Banská Stiavnica – UNESCO town
Guided walking tour of this beautiful mining city with entry to the old mine
Visit of a beautiful local pension in Sv. Anton, typical Slovak village dinner with presentation of Slovak music, folk dresses and Slovak arts
Overnight Zvolen

Day 8, Zvolen – Bojnice - Brno
Visit the most beautiful Slovak castle - Bojnice
Transfer to Brno, Czech republic
Guided city tour of Brno with city lights
Overnight Brno

Day 9, Brno – Brno area - Brno
Visit modern company, the leader in inovations for living buildings, green grass on roofs, cleaning of water throught the plants roots, presentation of activities, sight inspection of building
Visit the Open Gardens, Brno or similar - set in the environment of urban gardens that form a unique park area encircling the tallest top in the entire city; atop of which stands the historically valuable Špilberk castle
Overnight Brno

Day 10, Brno
Morning visit of Mendel University in Brno, department of agrosystems and bioclimatics
Presentation about climatic change and insects, bees and its diseases
In the afternoon visit organisation Union for river Moravia, responsible for flood protection
Presentation of climatic change, solutions for the future
Overnight Brno

Day 11, Brno – Brno area - Brno
Visit larger crop&cattle farm with aim on soil management
Presentation of agriculture in Czech Republic, general overview, future trends
Visit a company with agricultural machinery
Overnight Brno

Day 12, Brno - Prague
Prague city tour - from Prague Castle toward Charles Bridge
Free time to enjoy Prague
Overnight Prague

Day 13, Prague
Walking city tour of Prague/ Old Town area 
Farewell dinner with discussion
Overnight Prague

Day 14, Prague - Prague airport
Transfer to airport
Flight back home