Visit of the Minister of Agriculture

LignoSilva Centre of Excellence as a flagship focus was presented during the visit of Ján Mičovský, new minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic at the National Forest Centre (May, 22nd, 2020), by the project coordinator Tomas Bucha. Priority areas for innovation and research for the future of the forest-based sector were identified, reflecting the EU´s research and innovation funding programme for 2021-2027, the FTP Vision 2040 and the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SIRA 2030) and interlinks with BIOEAST Forestry Working Group. LignoSilva was demonstrated within the forest-based sector as well-integrated value chain with subsectors, besides forestry with woodworking and the pulp and paper industries.