Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

GAAS

Elections of the President and Vice President of the Union of European Academies for Science Applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (U E A A), Steering Committee Meeting of UEAA

9.11. 2020

Zoom meeting from Tbilisi
Tuesday 6 October 2020, from 10.00 a.m. Paris time


On October 6, 2020, a Zoom meeting of Steering Committee of the Union of European Academies for Science Applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature was held.
The following members of the Steering Committee of UEAA attended the meeting: Guram Aleksidze (Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences), Michel Thibier (French Academy of Agriculture), Ioan Jelev (Rumanian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences), Kerstin Niblaeus (Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry), Iaroslav Gadzalo (National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine), Stefan Mihina (Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences).

One of the important issues on the Agenda of the meeting was

A. Election of the President of the UEAA, and
B. Election of the Vice President of the UEAA. 126471412 383798202924983 1631397671114368088 n

Academician Guram Aleksidze, the President of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, was unanimously elected the President of the Union of European Academies for Science Applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature by the members of the Steering Committee of the UEAA.

The candidacy of Academician Guram Aleksidze, who by that time was holding a position of the Acting President of UEAA, was supported by all participants of the Meeting.

Prof. Michel Thibier (France) characterized Academician G. Aleksidze as a distinguished scholar and public figure, and supported his candidacy for the presidency of the UEAA.

Next issue on the agenda was election of the Vice President of the UEAA. The Candidacy of Prof. Stefan Mihina, the President of the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences, was nominated. The meeting participants voted for the named candidate and Prof. Stefan Mihina was unanimously elected as Vice President of UEAA. In his final speech, he pledged himself to cooperate fruitfully with other members and strive for further success of the UEAA.

The name of President of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician of National Academy, Professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Guram Aleksidze is widely known in Georgia, as well as abroad. He is a distinguished scholar, the author of more than 230 scientific publications, including 17 books and more than 10 brochures, the most part of which have been published in international journals. His publications deal with integrated protection of agricultural plants (vine, fruit trees and citruses) from pests and diseases. Professor G. Aleksidze is one of the founders of scientific direction which studies pest control and integrated methods of plant protection in agriculture. The scientific studies which apply the Systems of Mathematical Modeling, implemented by Academician G. Aleksidze, which specifies interrelation of pests and useful insects in agrocoenosis – are still going on in Georgia.

For decades, Professor G. Aleksidze has been carrying out active and fruitful work cooperating with international organizations such as, CACAARI, (Head of Association of Asia and Caucasus Countries Scientific Research Organizations), CGIAR, FAO, ICARDA, CIMMYT, Biodiversity International, and other. His scientific activities in the US have been widely recognized.
Professor G. Aleksidze has carried out a many-year fruitful scientific and pedagogical work at different universities. About twenty doctorate students, among them foreign ones, have conducted researches and defended doctorate dissertations under his supervision.

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Professor Štefan Mihina  is the member of the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Science (SAAS) since 1999, Scientific Secretary of the Council since 2002 to 2012, and President of the SAAS Slovak Academy of Agricultural Science in periods since 2013 to 2018, and since 2019 onwards. He focuses on research and education in fields of animal husbandry systems, housing and technology in management context, animal welfare, and environmental issues.
Since 1985 until 2009, he worked as the part-time lector at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and as the full-time professor since 2009 onwards.
He was the member of following international bodies: Standing Committee for Agricultural Research of the European Community (SCAR), Programme Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of EC, EU Rural network assembly, Working group on innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability of the EIP – AGRI, Meters and Jars Subcommittee of the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Member of the Standing Committee for Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LESC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF), Member of Coordination Board of the European Initiative for Research for development (EIARD), Council of the European Federation of Animal Sciences (EAAP) – two years vice-president, and boards of editors of two scientific journals. He was the member of following national bodies: Council for Science, Technology and Innovation of the Slovak Government, Scientific Councils of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, two universities, three faculties and three research institutions, Presidium of the Slovak Research and Development Agency (vice-chairman), boards of editors of two scientific and two practical journals (chairman in one of them).

Professor Štefan Mihina was the coordinator and member of teams of seven international projects (including EC-FP) and five large national projects and is author of more than 400 papers. He is laureate of the Distinguished Service Award of European Federation for Animal Sciences, “Scientist of the Year award”, the Award of the Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, and many others.

Announcement

UEAA

 

Prezident UEAAThe Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences announces with great sadness that Professor Antonio Michele Stanca, President of the UEAA, Vice President of the Accademia dei Georgofili (Italy) passed away   on March 19, 2020, victim of coronavirus infection spread in Italy.

Professor Antonio Michele Stanca was a great friend of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He took an active part in the International Scientific Conference held in Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The conference "Wheat in European Countries and Georgia as one of the origin of Wheat" was held in October 2019. With his initiative It was planned in September 2020 to hold in Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences a meeting of the General Assembly of the Union of European Academies of Agriculture, Food and Nature and to organize the International Scientific Conference about "Mechanization of Agriculture in Europe and its Perspectives".

Presidium of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Professor Michele Stanca and the Union of European Academies of Agriculture, Food and Nature.

 

 

Jubilee

Academician Valerian Tsanava - 85

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On February 25, 2020, Real Member of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician Valerian Tsanava attained 85-year jubilee, and accomplished his 60 - year scientific -pedagogical work.

Dear Dr. Valerian Tsanava,

Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences congratulates You with the jubilee; Wishes you long, healthy life and fruitful scientific and pedagogical work.

We once again wish many happy returns to you on your birthday, and hope your successful activities will continue many years for the benefit of our country.

General Meeting of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

   On February 21, 2020, a General Meeting of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences was held. The meeting attended the members of the Academy and invited guests, among them were: Professor Pavliashvili, Deputy Minister of Environment and Agriculture and Advisor of the Minister, O. Kacharava; also the representative of Georgian Patriarchy –   B. Gulia; Branch Coordinators of the Academy, the representatives of educational institutions, and the employees of the Academy.

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The meeting was opened with a welcoming speech of Academician Guram Aleksidze who announced that On February 25, 2020, Real Member of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician Valerian Tsanava attained 85-year and accomplished his 60 - year scientific -pedagogical work. The President of GAAS delivered a Diploma with wholehearted congratulations from the members of the Academy and wished him a many year fruitful scientific and social work.

 21 2 2Academician Guram Aleksidze delivered a long presentation dedicated to scientific work and other public activities carried out by the Academy during a year under review – 2019, which included scientific conferences, workshops and seminars organized by the members of the Academy, publishing of scientific journals and books, agreements and memorandums signed with different scientific and educational institutions, and with academies of different countries. Also, the presenter underscored participation of the Academy in the Government activities in regards with food provision and safety.

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The following real members of the Academy, Academicians presented to the Meeting participants a short analysis of the work completed during 2019, and also the perspectives for the year 2020.21 2 3

 Gogola Margvelashvili, Academician –Secretary of Scientific Department of Agronomy; Academician Jemal Gugushvili, Academician –Secretary of Scientific Department of Cattle breeding and Agronomy; Academician Revaz Makharoblidze, Academician –Secretary of Scientific Department of Agro-engineering; Academician Zurab Tskitishvili, Academician –Secretary of Scientific Department of Food Safety and Food Technologies; Giorgi Gagoshidze, Deputy of Academician Secretary of Scientific Department of Economy; Academician Secretary Omar Keshelashvili, Secretary of Scientific Department of Economy;

The guests of the Academy from the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport

      On February 21, 2020, the Academy hosted guests from the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, Mrs. Nunu Mitskevich, Deputy Minister, Mrs. Nino Tsereteli,   Head of the Department of Higher Education and Science, Mr. Zaza Maruashvili, Head of Science Department, and Mr. Zurab Khutsishvili, member of the same department.

      The guests were welcomed by the President of the Academy, Academician Guram Aleksidze, Academician Secretary Elguja Shapakidze, and Deputy of the President Dr. Anatoli Giorgadze.

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The President of GAAS, G. Aleksidze told the guests about administrative structure of the Academy, current activities of the Scientific Departments of the Academy and the future perspectives. The participation of the Academy in international scientific researches, and the Institute of National Coordinators of the Academy which carries out a significant work in the field of Agriculture - deserve a particular attention. Special emphasis was made on international contacts set up by the Academy with different important organizations, such as: the Union of European Academies for Science applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA, Italy); CGIAR, headquarters in Washington, D.C.; GFAR, Global Forum of Agrarian Researches, Rome, Italy. GFRAS, Agrarian Global Consulting Center, Bazel, Switzerland; ICARDA; Jordan; CIMMYT, México; ICRISAT, India; Biodiversity International Rome, Italy; ACIRO, Taiwan;   CACAARI – Uzbekistan; IFPRI , Washington, US; CIP, Lima, Peru.

21 1 2BACSA –Bulgaria, Academies of China (GAAS) and Korea Republics; Academy of Ukraine Agrarian Sciences; The National Academy of Belarus; Vavilov Scientific- Research Plant Institute, Russia, The University of Bone, Germany.

The Guests were also informed that the Academy has signed memorandum of cooperation with more than forty scientific centers and organizations existed in Georgia and abroad.

The Guests of the Academy were acquainted with the scientific production of the members of the Academy. Only in 2019, the Academy published 10 monograph works, 5 text books, 2 dictionaries; 20 recommendation brochures; 5 Collection of Articles - Conference proceedings;

    213 -Scientific articles, out of which 5 monographs and about 40 articles were published abroad. Also, the academy owns more than 100 patents on scientific inventions.  

          The guests were also acquainted with the administrative unit of the Academy – Training Courses for farmers which are functioning based on the Academy. The Scientific- research Center for Biodiversity and plant genetic resources, Consulting Center for Ajara, publishing House “Agro”, scientific library, Exhibition Hall of Agricultural Products of Georgia are also important units functioning at the Academy.

The Guests were shown different presentation and conference halls, and the space where the young scholars who hold the scholarship of the Academy carry out the research work. They hosts shared their future plans and perspectives for the following research work.

         In September 24-27, 2020, the Academy will be hosting general Assembly Session of the Union of European Academies 21 1 3for Science applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA). During the same period the Academy will also hold an international conference “Agricultural Mechanization in Europe and Perspectives”.  The conference will be held with close cooperation of UEAA.

       The President of the Academy, G. Aleksidze expressed hope that the Ministry, as well as Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation will support in many ways, including financial support, the Academy to carry out such important mission in the coming year.

 

 

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