Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

GAAS

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.

 

 

A Current Account of Ministry of Ajara Agriculture at Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

On February 7, 2020, at Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences a Meeting of the Presidium of the Academy was held dedicated to hearing of work carried out by Ajara Ministry of Agriculture. The Meeting attended the members of the Presidium of the Academy and national coordinators of different fields of agriculture of Georgia.

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From Ajara Autonomous Republic, the Meeting of Presidium attended the Minister of Agriculture Tite Aroshidze, Irma Apkhazava, the Head of Ministry Department, and the head of press center Roin Gogadze.

The Meeting was opened by welcoming speech of Academician Guram Aleksidze, the GAAS President who emphasized that a Memorandum of Cooperation with Ajara Ministry of Agriculture was signed in 2013, and since then, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture regularly presents an account of the work conducted in the field of agriculture in the Autonomous Republic.

Mr. Tite Aroshidze, gave an extended account regarding the agricultural work carried out in recent years, also mentioned some problems which have been addressed by the Ministry last year. Achara 2020 2

He spoke about the project carried out in plant studies, cattle-breeding, agro-engineering, citrus-growing, and tea-growing. One of the important issues he focused on was organization and financial support of BACSA International Conference on Sericulture which was carried out together with Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The minister also spoke about the future perspectives, planned collaboration with international organizations, close cooperation with and the forms to assist the local farmers and Ajara population.

Mr. Tite Aroshidze put the accent on fruitful cooperation that exists within a frame of Memorandum between the Academy and Ajara Ministry of Agriculture, and expressed his sincere wish to enhance partnership with Agriculture Scientific-Consulting Center of Ajara.

After the Minister’s interesting presentation, the presidium members and National Coordinators asked questions, and a round table discussion was held with active participation of academicians: I. Vasadze, J. Gugushvili, G, Gagoshidze, T. Kurashvili, Z. Tkitishvili, E. Shapakidze, N. Chitanava, A. Meskhishvili and N. Kiknavelidze.  

 

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