Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

GAAS

Joint Expedition of Georgian and Korean Scientists

On June 28, 2019, a delegation of South Korea visited Coordinating Center for Environment Protection and Agro-biology, GAAS.Korea 2019 10

The visit was held within the framework of Joint Project based on agreement between Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and National Center for Administration of Agro-bio diversity, Development of Agriculture, Korea.

The aim of the project is to exchange plant genetic resources and develop joint research activities in the field of plant genetic resources. The leading experts of the project from Georgian side are: Academician Guram Aleksidze, the President of GAAS, Dr. Nato Kakabadze, National Coordinator of Vegetable Cultures, GAAS.       

Korea 2019 11During the expedition, in different municipalities of Georgia, 500 samples of seeds and seed material of local species of vegetables and grain cultures were found and collected. The material was collected in the vicinity of Tbilisi, in Kobuleti, Batumi, Rustavi, Zestaponi, Kutaisi, Samtredia, Zugdidi, Mestia, Tsalenjixa, Senaki, Tskaltubo, Ambrolauri, Tkibui, Khashuri, Bolnisi and Marneuli, and then the material was sent to South Korea, Center of Agro-bio diversity.

In future, Georgian specialists will visit Korea in order to study the possibility of plant genetic material adaptation to local environment.

 

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Meeting with the Scholarship owners of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

On June 14, 2019, a Meeting of the Presidium members of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences was held which was dedicated to the GAAS Scholarship owners who have been recently elected.

Besides the members of the Presidium, the meeting attended young scholars, Academy staff members, invited guests, the students of Georgian Technical and Agrarian Universities, the Faculty of Bio Systems Engineering.

The meeting was opened by Vice President of GAAS - Givi Japaridze, who congratulated the young scholars with their achievements in their fields of science. He mentioned that Academy Scholarship is an honor and spoke about the future perspectives in this respect. Academician Givi Japaridze also declared about the decision of the Academy that the candidates, who are not among the winners, will become the elected members of the Scientific Council of Young Scholars and will participate in the scientific activity of the Academy.

Academician G. Japaridze delivered Diplomas of the Academy and some presents to the following persons: Dr. Giorgi Kvartskhava, Dr. Anatoli Giorgadze, Dr. Giorgi Kutelia, Dr. Ekaterine Katsitadze, Dr. Darejan Dughashvili, and Dr. Nato Jabnidze. Dr. Giorgi Kavtaradze who was not present at the meeting because he was in Check Republic on business trip, will be delivered the Diploma later.

           Academician G. Japaridze also congratulated Dr. Giorgi Gagoshidze, Professor of Technical University with the election as a Real Member of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and submitted a Diploma of Academician to him.

           Academicians N. Chitanava, Omar Keshelashvili, G. Margvelashvili, N. Baghaturia and Z. Tskitishvili congratulated the young scholars with the scholarship and wished them further achievements in their long and difficult scientific career.

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The Scholarship owners of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

From the left: - Academic Doctor of GAAS Anatoli Giorgadze, Dr. of Technical Sciences Ekaterine Katsitadze, Dr.Chemical Sciences Darejan Dughashvili, and Dr. Economy Nato Jabnidze. Dr. Engineering, Giorgi Kutelia

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Meeting with the Scholarship owners of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

( June 14, 2019)

 

 

Meetings at Company “Lomtagora”

On June 8, 2019, the president of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician Guram Aleksidze, Academic- Secretary E. Shapakidze and Academician A. Vashakidze, Consultant of Scientific Academic Department , attended the Seminar “ Georgian wheat and its future perspectives” organized by the Company “Lomtagora”.

Lomtagora 2019 1           The following persons participated in the event: G. Jhorjholiani, member of Georgian Parliament, Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Environment and Agriculture, G. Khanishvili, the first Deputy Minister of Environment and Agriculture, also the representatives of agricultural sciences, farmers, and experienced plant selection specialists.

The Company “Lomtagora” has been offering to the local farmers wheat and corn pedigree seed material - first category and super elite species.

The Company claims to reach international standards regarding wheat crop per hectare, today, it equals to 6.0.6.5 tons per hectare which is a significant achievement for our country.

The guests inspected different wheat species in the field and agrotechnical means of crop growing. Dr. Kakha Lashkhi, the founder of the Company, Irakli Rekhviashvili, wheat specialist and Zurab Jinjikhadze and Zaur Chulukhidze, wheat selection specialists provided all necessary information round the problem and answered the questions.

Today, “Lomtagora” tries to introduce new technologies, which means that wheat is sown on 1.05 meter width seedbeds. Standard space between the rows is 0,75m., this technology is studied by the members of Georgian Academy ( Acad. G. Margvelashvili, Acad. O. Liparteliani, and others).

The idea of abovementioned technology belongs to Dr. Kakha Lashkhi, the founder of the Company “Lomtagora”. Also, It should be mentioned, that in the result of implementation of new technology, crop amount per hectare has increased and reached 5-6 tons per ha and it may grow and reach 8.0 tons per hectare.  

From the company’s testing plots, the guests moved to the conference hall. After interesting presentation delivered by Dr. K. Lashkhi, the honorable guests of the meeting took part in the discussion.Lomtagora 2019 2

A number of people participated in the meeting, namely, G. Jhorjholiani, a member of Georgian Parliament, G. Aleksidze, the President of GAAS, Levan Davitashvili, Minister of Environment and Agriculture, G. Khanishvili, the First Deputy Minister of Environment and Agriculture, also the representatives of agricultural sciences, farmers, and experienced plant selection specialists. Irakli Rekhviashvili, wheat specialist and Zurab Jinjikhadze and Zaur Chulukhidze, wheat selection specialists and the company’s staff members also took part in the discussion.

           At the end of the meeting, Academician G. Aleksidze invited the participants to take part in the International Conference organized by GAAS “Cultural Wheat in European countries and Georgia as one of the place of origin” which will be held on October 2-5, 2019, with financial support of Shota Rustaveli national Foundation.

    

Meeting dedicated to Agrarian Innovations

On June 5, 2019, a meeting dedicated to innovations in agriculture was held. Academician E. Shapakidze made a presentation on the topic: “Georgian Sericulture: Problems and perspectives”. He underscored the following: Sericulture has always been one of the leading fields in agriculture and played a significant role in Georgian economy because it was also a source of income. Georgian silk material was popular not only in Georgia, but also abroad and had a good reputation on world market, therefore silk was a valuable commodity. After 1990s, when Georgia gained independence and market economy was established, a few attempts for restoration of Georgian sericulture have not been effective. He also mentioned that restoration of Georgian silk production should be based on cooperation between farms, agrarians, producers and market specialists. Alongside those measures, it is important to raise the level of mechanization and introduce new machines, which will increase economic effectiveness and attract new labor force. Among many other limitations, the presenter stressed out poor food base for silkworm, necessity of development of silk egg production and combining sericulture with other fields of agriculture.  

One of the key points in the presentation was improvement of quality through implementation of effective measures and deepening relations with international organization of sericulture specialists BACSA (Black and Caspian Seas and Central Asia Association of Sericulture).

It is important to get new breeds of mulberry tree which will be resistant to mulberry tree diseases (leaf curl, alura) through selection process. Improvement of silk egg selection process will result in high quality of silk thread. Those and many other urgent problems regarding sericulture and silk production restoration in Georgia have been raised and discussed on scientific level by Academician Elguja Shapakidze.

The meeting attended the representatives of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture and its agencies, international organizations, researchers and agrarian specialists, the farmers.

The Statement made by the meeting participants was passed to the presidium of the Academy for further discussion, so that the proposal should be presented to the government representatives for consideration.

On Decision of the Commission for Innovations, a working group is organized which will continue working on the abovementioned problem – restoration of sericulture in Georgia and its further support – work out recommendations and prepare other necessary documentation.

The Results of the Contest Declared by Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

On June 3, 2019, a regular meeting was held with the following agenda:

1.Information about the contest declared by GAAS to fill the vacancy of real member of the Academy, and scholarships for young researchers.

Presenter: Academician Guram Aleksidze, the President of GAAS.

2.Final report of the Contest Organizing Commission, set up by the GAAS President;

Presenter: Expert Group leader, Academician Nodar Chitanava.

3.Elections and–casting votes to the candidates -young researchers to get scientific scholarship. (Secret balloting).

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         Following the Chart of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, ( Chapter X, Par. 45,46,48,51 and 53), and the Regulation regarding the procedure of election of the Candidates for Scientific Scholarship ( passed on January 25, 2019), the elections held on June 3, 2019, revealed the winners.

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       Forest Studies Scientific Department – Specialty -0105 “Forestry”. Specialization 010501 “ Forest Industry” – Real member of the Academy, Academician.  

       Giorgi Gagoshidze – Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Full Professor of Georgian Technical University.

 

Scientific Scholarship Winners:  

1.Scientific Department of Agronomy (The Academy Scholarship winner)

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        1.1.Kvartskhava Giga, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Georgian Technical University. Dean of Agrarian Sciences and Bio-Systems Engineering.

  

 

2.Scientific Department of Cattle breeding and Veterinary (The Academy Scholarship winner)

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     2.1. Giorgadze, Anatoli – Academic Doctor of Agriculture, Deputy of the President of GAAS. Scientific Department Coordinator, Head of Administrative Department.

 

        

3.   Scientific Department of Agro- Engineering (The Academy Scholarship winner)

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       3.1.   Kutelia Giorgi Academic Doctor of Engineering.

Chief Specialist, Scientific -Research Center, Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture.

 

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4.  Forest Studies Scientific Department –Forest Industry” (The Academy Scholarship winner).

 

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4.1.          Kavtaradze, Giorgi – Academic Doctor in Forest Studies, Associate Professor of Georgian Agrarian University; Deputy Director of V. Gulisashvili Forest Studies Institute.

 

  

 

5.  Scientific Department of Economy   (The Academy Scholarship winner).

   

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         5.1.     Jabnidze, Nato - Academic Doctor in Economy, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University; Assistant       
Professor, Faculty of Economy and Business;

 

 

6.    Food Safety and Food Technology Scientific Department (The Academy Scholarship winner).

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     6.1.    Food Technology Direction

Katsitadze Ekaterine – Academic Doctor in Technical Sciences. Chief Specialist, Scientific -Research Center, Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture; Associate Professor, faculty of Food Product Technology; Assoc. Prof. Tbilisi Study University.

   

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          6.2.    Food Safety Direction.

           Dughashvili, Darejan, Academic Doctor of Chemistry, Consultant,

           Agricultural Scientific -Research Center, Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture;

 

 

Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences congratulates recently elected researchers – the winners of the Academy Scholarship with the achievements in the contest held by the Academy for the Scientific Scholarship. We wish our scholarship winners success in development of Georgian agrarian sciences.

 

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