National Contact Point

Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the European Union
Agricultural Policy Unit

National Agricultural and Food Centre
Department of Science and Research Management

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Department of Strategies and Cross-cutting Issues

The BIOEAST Initiative’s National Contact Point (NCP) is the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. One of the NCP’s main roles at national level is to interact and coordinate the national views with other bioeconomy related ministries.


The Ministry, as a central state administration body, has responsibility for the development and implementation of state policy on agriculture, food, forestry, wood processing, hunting and aquaculture, and performs specific cross-sectional and sectoral functions. Main task areas related to RDI and the bioeconomy: Sustainable land management; Effective utilisation of biomass from soil, plant, forest and animal production; Added value of agricultural and food production; Waste management and the circular economy.
The Ministry, through its two research institutions – the National Agricultural and Food Centre (NPPC) and the National Forest Centre (NLC) – covers agricultural, food and forestry research, innovation and knowledge transfer. NPPC and NLC are engaged in comprehensive research and gathering of knowledge on the sustainable use and protection of natural resources in the areas of plant and animal production, food production, soil management, grassland and mountain agriculture, agroecology and agro-food economy, and also on research and advisory services oriented towards sustainable forest management and its implementation in practice.

Relevant details regarding the bioeconomy

JRC Bioeconomy KC –
BBI JU Country Fact Sheets –

Nation bioeconomy hub of Slovakia is available at the following link