Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

April May activities

May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity

Since 2001 International Day for Biological Diversity is being Celebrated in the world

biodiversityBiodiversity is declining rapidly today. Plants die, forests and animals disappear from the surface of the earth ... The reason for this is mainly the active egocentric, consumer activity of man. Planet Earth scientists have expressed concern about the future fate of species biodiversity at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

They urged the entire world community to pay first and foremost attention to the conservation of biodiversity. In this regard, the Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted. Today, about 200 countries are the participants of this convention.

The goals pursued by the acceding countries are clear: to preserve the biodiversity of living species and ecological systems, to make sustainable use of the components of biodiversity, and to reap the benefits of using genetic resources. The main task of the International Day for Biological Diversity is to draw public attention to the problem of irreversible extinction of many representatives of flora and fauna on Earth.

In 2021, the United Nations decides to mark International Biodiversity Day with the motto: "We are part of the solution." This issue has come up on the agenda primarily because each of us realizes that maintaining biodiversity is the duty of all of us.

This is still spoken of in the Bible when the Lord commands Noah to save all spiritual beings. On the other hand, it is necessary to realize that despite the modern advances in the field of advanced technologies, the existence of the world's population depends on the health of nature (the state of ecosystems), the quality of drinking water, food and air. Humanity will have a future only if it has a harmonious attitude towards its neighbor – nature and healthy ecosystem. Today we shall talk about soil which stands out with its one of the most remarkable bio-diversities.

 

Round table dedicated to the International Earth Day

Tbilisi environmental measures

earth dayOn April 23 of the current year, in the session hall of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, on the occasion of the International Earth Day, a round table was organized by the Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forestry of the Academy on the topic:” Activities in Support of Tbilisi Environment”. The Round Table attended: Academician-Secretary of the Academy, Head of the Academic Department, Academician Elguja Shapakidze, Members of the Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forestry: Deputy Academician-Secretary of the Department, Academician Giorgi Gagoshidze, Head of the Department. Giorgi Kavtaradze, Deputy Director of the Gulisashvili Institute of Forestry, Doctor of Forestry; Director of Mariamjvari State Reserve, Dr. Zviad Tiginashvili;

Academic Secretary of Scientific Departments, Dr. Marine Barvenashvili; Lasha Dolidze, Doctor of Environmental Protection and Forestry, Doctor of Science, and members of the group of National Coordinators of Environment and Forestry: Dr. Medea Burjanadze and Archil Supatashvili.

 

Meeting of Agrarian Innovations

Chairman of the Agrarian Innovation Commission, Acad. A. Didebulidze)

On April 14, 2021, a meeting of the Agrarian Innovation Commission of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Protocol # 15) was held, Shota Gongladze, a member of the Business Segments Management League, a representative of JSC TBC Bank, delivered a speech entitled "Support to Agro-Startups and New Approaches to Agribusiness Financing".

 

April 22, is an International Earth Day

earth day2For almost half a century, humanity has been celebrating International Earth Day every year, April 22nd. Throughout the civilized world - this is already a universally recognized tradition.

International Earth Day is celebrated for the 43rd time in the world. This year its main theme is "The Ways of Climate Change" - Extreme Weather, Lost Species, Polluted Environment – has become part of our every day concern.

Every year this day is celebrated by millions of people in 192 countries around the world. Earth Day has been celebrated in Georgia since 1990.

Take care of our earth every day, take care of our environment!

February March activities

Meeting of Agrarian Innovations

On March 24, 2021 , Session # 15 of the Agrarian Innovation Commission was held, at which Juba Maruashvili, FAO Policy Advisor in Georgia, delivered a report entitled "Activities of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Georgia".

It was noted that FAO aims to support the country's food security in Georgia, which is reflected in its active work in the implementation of both policy and various programs.

FAO activities in Georgia are based on 5 strategic objectives, which are in line with its regional initiatives and regional priorities; These include eradicating poverty, food threats and hunger; Improving the productivity and sustainability of the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors; Reducing rural poverty; Introduction of inclusive agricultural and food safety systems; Increasing the resilience of the population towards crises and threats, which is depicted in 4 priority directions:

Direction 1: Institutional Development;

Direction 2: Regional and sectoral development - development of value chains;

Direction 3: Food Safety Veterinary and Plant Protection;

Direction 4: Climate Change, protection of Environment and Biodiversity.

With this in mind, FAO is developing the capacity of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, and to this end, technical support has been provided for policy documents, including preparation of legislative and analytical documents and development of data management systems, coordination with donors was strengthened and trainings were conducted directly for the staff of the Ministry.

Active work is being done in the direction of sectoral and regional development, which aims to increase the competitiveness of rural farmers and ensure the sustainable development of the agricultural sector, such as potato growing, horticulture, wheat production, lactation and cattle breeding. Financial resources were allocated to finance irrigation systems.

Climate change, climate-friendly agriculture and good agricultural practice directions play an important role in the activities of the organization. Active work is underway on this topic, both at the policy level and in the field, in the direction of demonstration activities.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to support Georgia's agricultural sector, positioning itself as a strong partner for both state and international donor organizations, and using its global resources to play an important role in enhancing the competitiveness of the country's agricultural sector.

Academicians Nodar Chitanava, Nugzar Baghaturia, Alexander Didebulidze, Adviser to the Minister of Environment and Agriculture Omar Kacharava, Professors Tsotne Samadashvili, Omar Tedoradze, expert , Dr. Gocha Tsopurashvili spoke about the great socio-economic importance of the activitieis carried out by FAO in Georgia.

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A Guest from the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine Maxim Melnichuk

On April 2, 2021, a guest from the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine, academician Maxim Melnichuk paid an official visit to Georgian Academy, who wa hosted by the presiden to fhte Academy Academician Guram Aleksidze. Also, Dr. Oleg Kondrashov, Belarus , and Prof. Temur Vekua, representative of the company “ Viticulture Khareba”, Georgia were among the guests.

The President of the Academy informed the guests about the scientific research and publishing activities of the Academy, the structure of the Academy and the ongoing scientific work in the structural units within it. The guests toured the academy's advanced training space, mini-hotel, exhibition stands and exhibition hall.

Guest of the Academy from Ukraine

On the photo: Guest of the Academy from Ukraine, from the left Prof. T. Vekua, Acad. M. Melnichuk, Dr. O. Kondrashov and Acad. C. Aleksidze.

The guest introduced the President of the Academy to the Rector of the Vinnytsia National Agrarian University of Ukraine Prof. Victor Mazur and President of the Scientific-Educational Consortium of Ukraine, Acad. Letters of Grigory Kaletnik, where they expressed their desire to sign memoranda of understanding with the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, to which Acad. C. Aleksidze received consent.

Acad. M. Melnichuk was awarded draft memoranda (memoranda in Georgian-Ukrainian and English-Ukrainian) with the signature of Academician Aleksidze; and the responsibility for organizing and signing the memorandums from the Ukrainian side and sending them to Georgia was taken over by Acad. M. Melnichuk.

Maxim Melnichuk visite

On the Photo: President of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Acad. Guram Aleksidze and Academician of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine Maxim Melnichuk.

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General meeting of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

General meeting 1On March 26, 2021, a general meeting of the Academy was held in the conference hall of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, where the reports by President of the Academy, Acad. Guram Aleksidze and Vice-President of the Academy Acad. Givi Japaridze's on the activities of the Academy in 2020 was delivered.

It was mentioned about the activity of the members of the Academy, which they showed in the form of proposals and recommendations on the prospects of agricultural development in Georgia in the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

The Ministry of Environment and Agriculture's immediate response to these issues and the meeting held at the Ministry with the academy scientists, the proposals and decisions made there were noted.

Scientific-practical conferences, seminars, round tables, memoranda, literature published at the academy and other events held in 2020 were also mentioned, as well as the future goals and objectives of the academy.

The Academic-Secretaries of the Scientific Departments of the Academy, Academicians G. Margvelashvili, J. Gugushvili, R. Makharoblidze, G. Gagoshidze, Head of Adjara Scientific-Coordination Center, Acad. Z. Putkaradze and the Chairman of the Agrarian Innovation Commission of the Academy, and Acad. A. Didebulidze took active part in the discussion.

The meeting was informed by the Chairman of the Expert-Competition Commission of the Academy, Acad. N. Chitanava.

It was noted that the competition is attended by Dr. Zviad Tiginashvili in the Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forestry, and in the scientific department of agro-engineering Dr. Shorena Kupreishvili and Dr. Mamuka Benashvili.

After the reports of the scholarship contestants (information about the scholarships of the scholarship holders) a secret ballot was held, as a result of which two candidates were elected as scholarship holders of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Zviad Tiginashvili in the Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forestry, and Mamuka Benashvili in the Scientific Department of Agroengineering.

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Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Round Table

Topic: Innovative technologies for Bee Perga production

Bee perga meetingOn March 23 of the current year, in the meeting hall of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a round table was organized by the Scientific Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary of the Academy on the topic: "Industrial mastery of innovative technology of bee perga production."

The round table was attended by members of the Scientific Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine: Academician-Secretary of the Department, Academician Jemal Gugushvili, Academicians: T. Kurashvili and G. Tkemaladze, Academic Secretary of Scientific Departments S / M Dr. M. Barvenashvili and invited guests.

The event was opened and the welcoming speech was addressed to the audience by the Academician-Secretary of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Department of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician J. Gugushvili.

He spoke briefly about the importance of bees and the products they produce, highlighting their positive impact on human health. The floor was then given to the SMM Doctor, Prof. G. Madzgharashvili. It is noteworthy that Mr. Gogi is the author of numerous innovations in the field of artificial feeding for bees.

This time his presentation dealt with: "Industrial use of innovative technology for bee preparation", where he introduced to the listeners the technology of hee preparation without bee nest, which allows to accelerate its production process and radically reduce the market price. He pointed out that cheo, also called bee bread, is a bee protein food. It contains amino acids, vitamins and enzymes. It is characterized by pronounced antitoxic properties, help reduce inflammatory processes in the human body, as well as fight infections and stop tumor processes.

Unlike the natural one produced by the technology developed by Madzgharashvili, in which microbes can appear due to different circumstances, it inhibits the growth of microbes in it. This is evidenced by studies conducted in Lugar and Biotex laboratories and experiments on laboratory white mice.
After the report, Mr. T. delivered a speech. Ghoghoberidze and R. Zirakashvili, who liked Professor G. The technology presented by Madzgharashvili and noted that it is a new word in the field of Georgian beekeeping. The desire was expressed to discuss the issue in the presence of doctors as well, as Cheo is also very important from a medical point of view and deserves special attention.

The session was summed up by Academician-Secretary of the Scientific Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Academician J. Gugushvili, who thanked the attending public for their welcome and active participation in the roundtable activities.

 

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March 21 – International Day of Forest 21

On March 19, 2021, a thematic session dedicated to the International Forest Day was organized by the Environmental Protection and Forestry Department of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Georgia.

The session was attended by members of the Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forestry: Vice-President of the Academy, Academician Givi Japaridze, Deputy Academician-Secretary of the Department, Academician Giorgi Gagoshidze, Dr. Anatoli Giorgadze, GAAS academicians, members of scientific institutes, organizations, and invited guests.

The session was opened by the Vice-President of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician Givi Japaridze. After a short greeting, he spoke about the important issues related to the forests of Georgia, the current problems and ways to solve them.

He also stressed the need to train highly qualified forestry specialists in the country and the interest of the younger generation in this vital specialty for the country. Then Acad. C. Japaridze gave a speech to Ms. Nato Sultanishvili, who delivered a speech on the topic: "Protected Areas of Georgia - Current Situation and Prospects." The speaker spoke about the importance of protected areas and their role in biodiversity conservation. He noted that the development of a system of protected areas is a strong guarantee of the country's ecological security and conservation. She informed the audience about the goals of protected areas, ongoing conservation projects in protected areas, such as the reintroduction of Jairn in Vashlovani protected areas; During the report, certain issues were covered by the co-rapporteur Mr. Z. Tiginashvili, which made the report even more interesting.

The session was summed up by the Vice-President of the Academy, Academician G. Japaridze, who thanked the speakers and the attending public for their arrival, noted that such meetings would help to solve problematic forest-related issues rationally.

International Day of Forest 1International Day of Forest 2

 

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Academician Nodar Chitanava - 85

Academician Nodar Chitanava March 10, 2021 will mark the 85th anniversary of the birth of Academician Nodar Chitanava, a full member of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the 60th anniversary of his scientific, pedagogical and public activities.

Academician Nodar Chitanava graduated from the Georgian Polytechnic Institute, since 1959 he has worked as a collective farmer, construction brigade brigadier, in Communist and party organizations, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Georgia; then as a Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Georgian SSR, Minister of Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry of the Republic of Georgia. He Signed the Act on Restoration of State Independence of Georgia (April 9, 1991).

He is a Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, a full member of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences – Academician, author of 134 scientific papers, including 14 monographs and 17 recommendations. He participated in many local and international conferences, symposia and congresses and was awarded two orders of the Red Banner of Labor.

Currently, he works fruitfully at Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, where he is an advisor and member of the Presidium of the Academy.

The Presidium of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the entire staff of the Academy congratulate Mr. Nodar on remarkable dates, wish him health, long life and fruitful creative scientific, pedagogical and public activities.

 

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Memory of Academician Archil Vashakidze

Academician Archil VashakidzeAcademician of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, full member of the Georgian Academy of Energy, Academician of the International Academy of High School Sciences, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Archil Vashakidze passed.

Professor Archil vashakidze scientific, pedagogical and public activities are well known to our society and to Georgian scientists working in the field of agriculture.

Archil was born on May 30, 1943 in the city of Tbilisi. In 1960 he graduated from Tbilisi Secondary School No. 55, and in 1967 from the Faculty of Energy of the Georgian Polytechnic Institute and was awarded the qualification of an electrical engineer.

After graduating from the institute, he went through a difficult and time-consuming path working in science with dignity. Started working as a laboratory assistant at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electrification of the Georgian Agricultural Institute. After graduating from the post-graduate course and defending his dissertation at the Scientific Research Institute of Mechanization and Electrification of Georgia, he became an assistant professor, associate professor, deputy dean of the Faculty of Mechanization and Electrification, then dean of the Faculty of Electrification and Automation.

Acad. Archil Vashakidze's scientific-research activity was dedicated to determining the optimal parameters of energy impact devices for living organisms, providing electricity to the mountainous regions of Georgia, using restored and non-traditional sources, their optimal layout types, typoses and required capacities. He worked hard formany years to create an adequate, simplified mathematical model of induction-connected circuits in electrodynamics and to establish a new shear system; The construction of the medicinal plant "Yuka Didebuli" and the creation of a distinctive manipulator of citrus, as well as the constructions of a quantum electric generator and others.

Mr. Archil was the author of 95 scientific papers, recommendations, and five inventions. During his tenure as Deputy Dean of the Faculty, Dean and Rector of the University, his contribution to the training of the younger generation and scientific staff was important, which he also successfully completed at the Georgian Technical University.

Academician Vashakidze Participated in many local and international international scientific and practical conferences. He was a member of the editorial board of scientific journals at different times, was awarded the Orders of Honor and the Order of Merit, various medals and diplomas.

Acad. A. Vashakidze worked successfully as a full professor at the Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Energy and Telecommunications, where he shared extensive scientific experience with future energy professionals.

In the face of Academician Archil Vashakidze, Georgian Agrarian Science has lost a valiant patriot, scientist and teacher, whose name will forever remain in the memory of his friends, colleagues and students.

 

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Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Selection of Georgian Academy Scholarship Candidates

Tbilisi, February 19, 2021

According to Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Charter (Chapter X, Article 41, 45, 48, and 50) and the “Regulations for Holding Academy Scholarship Elections” (Protocol # 1, 11.02.2021 ) approved by the Presidium of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Georgia, approved by the Expert-Competition # Competition Commission 124, December 15, 2020, SSMM Academy, Tbilisi)

The following candidates were allowed to participate in the secret ballot at the general meetings of the scientific departments to participate in the competition for the Academy Scholarship in the follwowing foelds:

Enviroment Protection and Forest Studies ( 1 vacancy)

Zviad Tiginashvili

Candidate of Agrarian Sciences;

Agro-ngineering Scientific Department. ( 1 vacancy) Applicants: Shorena Kupreishvili, Gochoshvili Khvicha, Benashvili Mamuka, and Kapanadze Ivane.

To be elected for Scintific Department of Agro-Engineering ( 1 vacancy) – Kupreishvili Shorena, Gochoshvili Khvicha, Kapanadze Ivane.

On February 19, a meeting of GAAS two Scientific Department – Environment Protection and Forestry and Agro-Engineering was held. The meeting attended Acaademicians, and the secretaries of the Academy with the head of Academician Givi Japaridze.

The meeting participants listened to the presentation of the candidates who applied for the Scholarship of the Academy and answered the questions. In the result of the secret ballot, the commission gave recommendation to participate in the contest to the following persons:

  1. Dr. Zviad Tiginashvili - Environment Protection and Forestry

2. Bejhanishvili Mamuka, Kupreishvili Shorena. – Scientific Department of Agro-Engineering

 

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February 11, and Georgian Women Scientists

February 11 is known as an International Day of Women Scientists. It was first established by the United Nations’ organization to support gender equality in the world.

Among the scientists of all times, women occupy a significant place; they have been among those researchers who made important scientific discoveries. We would like to tell a story of one of the distinguished Georgian women scientist Barbare Kipiani, who graduated from University in Brussels, Department of Medicine. She was a grand doughted of Dimitri Kipiani, an outstanding public figure. She used to deliver lectures in European Universities in Brussels, Paris and Geneva and appeard many times on the pages of European newspapers. At the same time, she was looking for national treasury in Europe which she later brought back to her country. Upon arrival to Georgia, Barbare Kipiani tought French language at Tbilisi Gymnazium, was an assistant of prominent Georgian Professor, linguist, Akaki Shanidze. When Russia was occupied Georgia in 2021, Barbare had to leave the country and worked in Brussels till the end of her life.

The name of Ksenia Bakhtadze, Doctor of Biology, Academician of Georgian Academy and a public figure is well known not only in Georgia but outside the country. One of the most honored scientists in the field of Agriculture, K. Bakhtadze graduated from Tbilisi Technical University, Department of agriculture, a plant studies in 1922.

In 1921-1926 she was working in Tbilisi Botanical Garden, and different testing stations in other regions of Georgia. Since 1927, she was working at Tea Testing Station in Chakvi and was directing the scientific department of tea selection and seed growing. New sorts and species of Georgian tea, created by her can be distinguished by their high taste properties.

Women Scintists Day is regularly celebrated at Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Succesful Georgian women working in the field of agriculture are awarded annually. Among them are: Academician Gogola Margvelashvili, Secretary of Scientific Department of Agronomy, Dr. of Veterinary, Zaira Kapiashvili, professor of Agrarian University, Dr. of Agriculture Mzagho Lobjanidze. The academy awarded with the scholarship a number of women scintist working successfully in the field of Agriculture: Nato Jabnidze, Ekaterine Katsitadze, and Darejan Dughashvili whose contribution in development of agrarian science is great.

Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences congratulates women with the day and wishes further success in science and public life.

 

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Competion for Scholarships

Held at Georgian Academy of Agriculture

Tbilisi, February 9, 2021

According to Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Charter (Chapter X, Article 41) and the “Regulations for Holding Academy Scholarship Elections” (Protocol # 1, January 25, 2019) approved by the Presidium of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Georgia, approved by the Expert-Competition # Competition Commission 124, December 15, 2020, SSMM Academy, Tbilisi)

The following candidates were allowed to participate in the secret ballot at the general meetings of the scientific departments to participate in the competition for the Academy Scholarship:

1. Enviroment protection and forest studies ( 1 vacancy)

Zviad Tiginashvili

 1.1. Zviad Tiginashvili

Candidate of Agrarian Sciences;

Invited Associate Professor of Georgian Technical University

Director, National Preserve “Mariamjvari”

Allowed to participate in the competition

2. Scentific Department of Agro-engineering ( 1 vacancy)

Shorena Kupreishvili
2.1. Shorena Kupreishvili, Candidate of Technical Sciences,

Asociate Professor, Georgian Technical University

Department Head, Institute of Water Management.

Allowed to participate in the competition

Khvicha Gochoshvili

2.2.Khvicha Gochoshvili,

Candidate of Technical Sciences,

Chief Specialist, Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia

Allowed to participate in the competition

Mamuka Benashvili

2.3. Mamuka Benashvili, Candidate of Technical Sciences,

Asociate Professor, Georgian Agrarian University

Allowed to participate in the competition

Ivane Kapanadze

2.4. Ivane Kapanadze – Dr. of Agro-Engineering ,

Assistant Professor, Georgian Agrarian University

Allowed to participate in the competition

2021 January Activities


Academician Zurab Tskitishvili - 80

zzzzzzzzzzzzz8 nOn January 31, 2021, A Real Member of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Secretary of Scientific Department of Food Safety and Food Technologies, Academician Zurab Tskitishvili has accomplished his 80th anniversary of his birth and 55th anniversary of scientific, pedagogical and public activity.
Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences congratulates Academician Zurab Tskitishvili with the jubilee; Wishes him a long, healthy life and fruitful scientific and pedagogical work for the benefit of our country.
The Head of Ministery of Environmental Protection and Agriculture,
Levan Davitashvili congratulates Academician Zurab Tskitishvili with the Jubilee.

 

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January 22, 2021

Completion of a Joint Program “Sustainable Development of Agrosector: Implementation of

Educational and Scintific Practice.”


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Meeting participants were: President of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Academician Guram Aleksidze, Academicians: Revaz Makhroblidze and Jemal Katsitadze; Director of scientific Coordinating Center of Ajara Zaur Putkaradze, Deputy Rezo Jabnidze, and Lasha Dolidze, a Learned Secretary of Environmental Protection and Forest Studies Scientific Department of the Academy.

Head of Ministry of Agriculture of Ajara adressed the meeting participants and said that there is a fruitful cooperation between Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Ministry of Agriculture of Ajara and which has very positive results, clearly demonstrated in the outcomes of cooperation.gggggggggggggggg222222321410328302779 o
Academician Guram Aleksidze talked about the effectiveness of cooperation and joint projects, and accentuated the role of the Academy in implementation of joint programs. He also mentioned the names of 15 researchers who are involved in preparation and working out of the recommendations in the leading fields of Agriculture, such as, plant protection, vegetation, livestock and agricultural mechanization.

Invited scientists and experts also talked about the researches carried out and fulfilled in the year 2020, which are presented in the collection of scientific works.


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Meetings of the Scientific Departments of the Academy in January 2021


Due to the situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, e-versions of reports to be discussed at the sessions of the scientific departments of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences are available for the general public on the Academy's website.

1. January 20, 2021, Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Scientific Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and the prospective work plan for 2021. Speakers: Academician-Secretary of the Scientific Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Academician Jemal Gugushvili, Academic Secretary of the Scientific Departments, Dr. Marine Barvenashvili (see the report of the department at the link);
Presenter : Acad. Jemal Gugushvili
(See the link About the scientific work done in 2020)

January 21, 2021, Scientific Department of Agronomy.

Presentation on the scientific activities carried out by the Scientific Department of Agronomy in 2020, and the prospective work plan for 2021. Speakers: Academician-Secretary of the Scientific Department Gogola Margvelashvili and Learned Secretary Dr. Revaz Lolishvili .

3. January 21, 2021, Scientific Department of Agro-engineering
1. Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Scientific Department of Agro-engineering in 2020, and the prospective work plan for 2021.
Presenters: Academician Revaz Makharoblidze, and Dr. Marina BarvenaShvili.

4. January 21, 2025, Scientific Department of Food Safety and Food Technologies
1. Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Scientific Department of Food Safety and Food Technologies in 2020, and the prospective work plan for 2021.
Presenters: Academician Zurab Tskitishvili.

5. January 21, 2025, Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forest Studies. Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Scientific Department of Environmental Protection and Forest Studies in 2020, and the prospective work plan for 2021.
Presenters: Academician Revaz Chagelishvili and Dr. of Agriculture Lasha Dolidze.

6. January 21, 2025, Scientific Department of Economics
Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Scientific Department of scientific Department of Economics in 2020, and the prospective work plan for 2021.
Presenters: Academician Omar Keshelashvili; Dr. Revaz Lolishvili.

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Academician Iuza Vasadze will attain 85 years.


Full member of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Academician Yuza Vasadze celebrated his 85th birthday and 65th anniversary of scientific-pedagogical activity in 2020.


The Presidium of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the entire staff congratulate Acad. Yuza Vasadze wishes remarkable dates, health, long life, fruitful creative scientific, pedagogical and public activities for the benefit of our country.

New scientific papers of the members of the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the information space

 

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The Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences continues to publish important articles on the problems and future prospects in the country and around the world


chitanava nToday we present the article of Academician Nodar Chitanava, published in the international scientific-analytical journal "Business and Legislation" (# 2, July-December, 2020).

The paper presents proposals (recommendations) for the development of a land code, land cadastre, land resources use strategy on the relevant conceptual-methodological basis and directions for their implementation.
We hope that this article will be of great interest not only in scientific circles, but also in state organizations engaged in the management of Georgia's land resources.

Sessions of the Scientific Departments of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Due to the situation related to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, electronic version of the reports to be discussed at the sessions of the Scientific Departments of  Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences will be available for the public on the Academy's website.

 

December 10, 2020 (Scientific Department of Economics). Information about the International-Reference Proceedings of the Academy "Moambe", Speaker: Academician Omar Keshelashvili

December 11, 2020  (Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine). Speakers: Vice President of the Academy, Dr. Anatoli Giorgadze; Doctor of Agriculture Marine Barvenashvili.

December 15, 2020 (Scientific Department of Agro-engineering). Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Academy scholarship holder,  Doctor of Technology Giorgi Kutelia in 2020 ;

December 16, 2020 (Scientific Department of Food Safety and Food Technology). 1.On modern technologies for the production of safe products from subtropical raw materials. Speakers: Academician Guram Papunidze, Alexander Kalandia; 2. Information on the scientific activities carried out by Darejan Dughashvili, theAcademy scholarship holder, Doctor of Chemistry, in 2020 (see the link); 3. Information on the scientific activities carried out by the Academy Scholarship holder, Ekaterina Katsitadze, Doctor of Technology in 2020;

December 17, 2020 (Department of Environmental Protection and Forestry). Information on the Academy Scholar, Doctor of Agriculture by Giorgi Kavtaradze about the scientific activities carried out in 2019 

December 18, 2020.(Scientific Department of Agronomy).

Information on the scientific activities carried out by theAcademy Scholarship holder, Doctor of Chemistry Giorgi Kvartskhava in 2020

December 5 - World Soil Day (WSD)

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World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention 

on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. 
An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences
(IUSS). This day was recognized by the 68th UN General Assembly in 2013 and is annually celebrated
since then.
According to the UN, a third of the earth's soils are already degraded."Soil pollution may be
invisible, but it harms everyone and everything.
   
By 2050, the planet's population may reach 9 billion. As the population grows, the soil becomes more 
and more polluted."It affects the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe," the UN
website said. On World Soil Protection Day, various events are held to raise public awareness about
soil protection.
World Soil Protection Day is celebrated annually at the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
 The main goal of this year's campaign is to define the directions of soil biodiversity protection policy 
and to introduce methods for increasing soil biodiversity.

   

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