Tuesday, February 28, 2023 (Aula Mendel University in Brno)

International Conference Section:

9:00 - 9:15 The opening of the International Conference Section, Welcome Participants, the introductory word

9:15 – 11:30 Session of requested contributions

  • Hermanová S. (MENDELU): Food Quality in Digital Age - kick-off the project

  • Van Zyl B. (Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa): A Descriptive Study on the Carcass, Muscle, and Offal Yields of the Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) Harvested in Two Seasons (Myburgh A. , Lambrechts H., Van Zyl J.H.C., Hoffman L. C.)

  • Skaličková S. et al. (MENDELU): Effect of lactic fermentation on digestibility and nutritional value of pea flour (Skaličková S., Ridošková A., Horký P.)

  • Kiš G. et al. (University of Zagreb, Croatia): The carbon footprint of meat and dairy products (Kiš G., Kos I., Vnučec I., Bendelja Ljoljić D., Pećina M., Bedeković D.)

  • Pećina M. et al. (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Candidate genes, fatty acids and sensory aspect of sheep meat (Pećina M., Vnučec I., Bendelja Ljoljić D., Kiš G., Kos I.)

  • Bendelja Ljoljić D. et al. (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Milk urea in small ruminants - an indicator of nitrogen usage efficiency (Bendelja Ljoljić D., Kos I., Dolenčić Špehar I., Pećina M., Kiš G., Vnučec I.)

  • Horna A. (RADANAL): Application of electrochemistry to evaluation of antioxidant activity using flow injection analysis (Horna A., Veselá K.)

Here is a link to Youtube, where you can watch this event.


The Food Quality in Digital Age International Section Program takes place under the auspices:

V4+ project (coordinator associated professor - doc. Mgr. Soňa Hermanová, Ph.D.)
Mr. Vice-dean of the Agronomic Faculty of Mendel University (associated professor - doc. Ing. Daniel Falta, Ph.D.)


“FOOD Quality in Digital Age” – this is the title of an international project prepared by Partners from Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary which received funding from the International Visegrad Fund. The project starts on February 1st, 2023 and will be implemented for 18 months. The amount of funding granted to this initiative is €61,150.00.

The aim of the project is to facilitate the digital transformation in agriculture in general, and food production in particular, in the V4+ region (Visegrad countries and Serbia), by integrating expertise and experience of five regional Universities – each adept at a certain digital food quality evaluation method – and opening this network to cooperation with local & regional stakeholders. The Project Consortium consists of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin (Poland) – the Consortium Leader, Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), University of Belgrade (Serbia), Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) and the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Hungary).

The project ensures support for agricultural and food production sectors. This goal will be achieved through accumulation, sharing and showcasing the newest methods of food quality control which, in turn, will help in maintaining precise production, matching the needs of consumers and minimizing food waste.

As a part of this project, a group of PhD students and researchers from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia will travel to the Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic) for a study visit (27 February – 2 March 2023) that will include a training on 3D food printing and a networking event. The person responsible for Mendel University’s participation in the project is Soňa Hermanová, Ph.D., Mgr., Assoc. prof. from the Department of Food Technology.

Project activities will include joint scientific research, study visits, exchange of knowledge and practical skills and popularization of various digital methods for food quality control. The project foresees participation of researchers, young researchers, and PhD students.

Anyone interested in taking part in the project activities is invited to contact Prof. Soňa Hermanová.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.