Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

GAAS

Collaboration with the Scientific Research Institutions

On December 18, 2019, at Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a Memorandum of Collaboration was signed between the Academy and Rapael Dvali Institute of Machine Mechanics.

The Memorandum was signed by Academician, the President of GAAS Guram Aleksidze, and– the Director, Academician of Georgian National Academy Tamaz Natriashvili from the side of the Institute.

The subject of the Memorandum is collaboration between the sides based on mutual understanding and respect. The goal of the collaboration is to work jointly within their functions and competences for the purpose of introducing some innovations and implementing new technologies.

The main objectives of the Memorandum is to set up joint working groups, coordinate scientific- research work and exchange information; within the frame of the memorandum, the sides also envisage to hold joint symposiums and conferences; offer support in consulting and testing of the new product.

The Memorandum is in force for five years; in case any problem emerges, the changes could be introduced in the document based on mutual agreement.

A ceremony of signing the Memorandum was attended by Abas Aliev, Director of Institute of Cybernetics, Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Dr. Anatoli Giorgadze, Deputy President of GAAS, and Academician Aleksandre Didebulidze.

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The Memorandum was signed by Guram Aleksidze, and Tamaz Natriashvili. A ceremony of signing the Memorandum was attended by Abas Aliev, Director of Institute of Cybernetics, Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Dr. Anatoli Giorgadze, Deputy President of GAAS, and Academician Aleksandre Didebulidze.

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From the left Academician Guram Aleksidze, and Academician Tamaz Natriashvili after signing the Memorandum

High level Meeting at the Union of European Academies for Science applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA)

On December 6-7, 2019, in the capital of Check Republic, Prague, at the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a Meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Union of European Academies for Science applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature was organized.

The Boards Meeting attended the presidents of the Academies of the EU Academies and the Chairmen of Supervisory Boards.

The meeting discussed the following; the issues regarding the activities of the Academy, in particular, organizational problems of the International Conference to be held in Georgia in 2020, September 24-27, hosted by Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences on the topic: “Agricultural Mechanization in Europe and Perspectives”. Academician, Guram Aleksidze made a presentation on this topic.

The Meeting also stated that the next gathering of the Supervisory Board of the Union of European Academies for Science applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature will be organized in Brussels, Belgium, during which the problems associated with teaching and training of the members of the Union in agriculture, and implementation of new technologies will be addressed.

In Brussels, the members of the Union and Supervisory Board will also hear information about the organization process and the preparedness of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences to conduct the International conference in Tbilisi, September 2020, on a high organizational and scientific level.

The Meeting of Supervisory Board of the Union of Academies was attended by the presidents of the Academies of the EU Academies and the Chairmen of Supervisory Boards.

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A group of the participants: Supervisory Board of the Union of Academies and the presidents of the Academies
of the EU Academies. Prague, December 7, 2019.

Scientific – Practical Conference at the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

On December 5, 2019, at the Conference Hall of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a Scientific – Practical Conference dedicated to International Day of Soil protection was held, entitled: “ Georgian soils in the prism of world soils”. The organizers of the Conference were Scientific Department of Agronomy and Academic Departments of GAAS.

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The Conference was opened by Academician Givi Japaridze, Vice President of the Academy who talked about the importance of the international day which was adopted by United Nations at its 68th General Assembly in 2013.  

Niadagebi 2019 2Academician Givi Japaridze stated that, according to UN data, one-third of the world soils are already degraded, this process is invisible for many, but it affects each and everyone on the planet.

 The population increases rapidly and it may reach 9 billion by 2050 which means that there will be an increased demand on food and water. Soil degradation and contamination will have rather negative effect on fundamental sources of life.

 There are many different activities and campaigns held in the world, and we wish to join them and help the population raise awareness in regards with the problem.

During the Conference, some interesting presentations were made by the Head of Scientific Department of Agronomy of GAAS Academician Gogola Margvelashvili and other members of the GAAS. Niadagebi 2019 3

 The presentations at the Conference were made by Professor Solomon Pavliashvili, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, Nani Chikovani, Head of the Department of Soil Protection, Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, Real members of GAAS, Tengiz Kurashvili and Giorgi Gagoshidze, learned Secretary Dr. Revaz Lolishvili, and others.

 The work of the Conference was summarized by the Vice president Givi Japaridze who also delivered the Certificates to the Conference participants.

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Participation of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences in discussion of the action plan and strategy for development of Georgian Agriculture in 2021-2027

On November 29, 2019, in the Conference Hall of the Hotel “Holiday Inn” a discussion on the topic: Action plan and strategy for development of Georgian Agriculture in 2021-2027 was held which was organized with active support of Georgian Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, international organizations UNDP, and FAO.

A summing up discussion was held on which Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences was represented by its two members: Academicians Nodar Chitanava and Zurab Tskitishvili who presented to the auditorium their attitude regarding the strategy of the Plan previously discussed at GAAS.

The Meeting participants were greeted by Giorgi Khanishvili, First Deputy of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture.

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On the picture from the left: Nodar CHitanava, Giorgi Khanishvili, and Ekaterine Zviadadze.

 Ekaterine Zviadadze, Head of the Department of Policy and Analysis, Ministry of Environment and Agriculture presented to the auditorium The Action plan and strategy for development of Georgian Agriculture in 2021-2027. The presentation was followed by discussion in which Academicians Nodar Chitanava and Zurab Tskitishvili actively participated and observed the opinion and comments worked out at the presidium of the Academy. In particular, the problem of soil resources and the measurements for protection were accentuated. To address the problem effectively, it is necessary to make a proper assessment of agricultural soils, study its structure and types, and work out soil security strategy. Chitanava Xzanishvili 2

 

It is important that all governmental and non-governmental organizations took part in discussion of the strategic plans regarding development strategy of agriculture of Georgia in the next decade. The final version of the project should be presented to the Government.

National Branch Coordinators of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences ( 2019)

On November 29, 2019, a new team of National Branch Coordinators of Georgian Academy was officially confirmed at the Meeting of the Presidium of GAAS. ( Minutes #14,29,11,2019).

1.      1. Scientific Department of Agronomy

1.1.Viticulture and Winemaking

Academician Nodar Chkhartishvili

Doctor Levan Ujmajurudze

Academician Guram Papunidze

1.2.Horticulture

Academician Iuza Vasadze

Academician Vajha Kvaliashvili

1.3.Tea and Citruses

Academician Valerian Tsanava

Academician Ronald Kopaliani

1.4.Field Cultures:

Professor Tsotne Samadashvili

1.5.Vegetables:

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Valeri Sukhishvili

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Nato Kakabadze

1.6.Plant protection:

Academician Guram Aleksidze

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Sandro Kanchaveli

1.7. Soil Management:

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences NIkoloz Kiknavelidze

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences Giorgi Bolghashvili

1.8. Ecology of Agriculture:

Academician Zaur Chakseliani

            Doctor of Science Maia Meladze

1.9.Agro-chemistry and Soil studies:

Academician Gogola Margvelashvili

Academician Rezo Jabnidze

1.10.                 Land  use:

Doctor of Economy Anzor Meskhishvili

2.    2.  Forest Studies Scientific Department

Direction- Forestry:

Academician Revaz Chagelishvili

Academician Givi Japaridze

Academician Giorgi Gagoshidze

3.      3. Cattle-breeding and Veterinary Scientific Department:

Cattle-breeding

Academician Jemal Gugushvili

3.2.   Food Production:

          Professor Ioseb Sarjveladze

3.3. Veterinary:

Academician Tengiz Kurashvili

3.4. Sericulture:

    Corresponding member Giorgi Nikolaishvili

    Academician Elguja Shapakidze

3.5. Bee-breading:

      Doctor of Agriculture Gogia Madzgharashvili

      Doctor of Agriculture Maia Peikrishvili

 4.      4. Agro-engineering Department:

4.1.Mechanization of Agriculture:

Academician Revaz Makharoblidze

4.2. Electrification and Automatization of  Agriculture:

Academician Archil Vashakidze

4.3. Hydro-Melioration of Agriculture:

Professor Eduard Kukhalashvili

5.      Food Safety and Food Technology Department:

5.1. Food Technologies:

Academician Nugzar Baghaturia

Academician Temur Revishvili

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