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Central Asia and the Caucasus Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (CACAARI) was established in 2000 when leaders of the eight National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) came together under the aegis of the CGIAR CAC Program facilitated by ICARDA.

The purpose of the organization is to facilitate regional cooperation in agricultural research for development by providing a neutral platform where ideas and experiences can be shared. Moreover, the Association acts as a two-way communicative mechanism, supporting information flow from global organizations to local partners and back. The membership is open to research institutions, universities, NGOs and farmer associations located in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The Association is governed by the Steering Committee meeting annually and by the Executive Committee, both led by the Chairman (currently – Acad. Guram Aleksidze, Georgia) and the Executive Secretary (currently – Dr. Alisher Tashmatov).

Since its establishment the Association has been representing Central Asia and the Caucasus at various regional and global meetings, such as those of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) etc. It has also organized regional consultations, workshops and meetings itself. CACAARI co-founded Inter-Regional Network on Cotton (INCANA) and Central Asia and the Caucasus Regional Agricultural Information System (CAC-RAIS).

The time has come to expand the membership base from the initial eight research institutions in each member country. For CACAARI to grow now into a comprehensive and solid platform and act as a full member of global fora, its membership base has to be built up to include organizations representing various aspects of agricultural research for development. Therefore, CACAARI is now looking forward to welcoming research institutions, universities, farmer associations and civil society organizations within its framework. The need and significance of expanding the membership increased in light of preparations for the Global Conference in Agricultural Research (GCARD), to be summoned by Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) in Montpellier, France in 2010. GCARD is a world summit to discuss current state of agricultural research and take steps to reshape its future. The regional input from CAC region would come from CACAARI and its constituent members.

Benefits of the membership include a voice in setting the agenda of agricultural research in the region, possibility to represent the CAC at various international meetings, information on different opportunities in the region and the world (jobs, conferences, workshops etc.) and participation in the events organized by CACAARI. To say more, it is the members who set the agenda of the organization and formulate its programs - opportunity for growth are countless.

For more information on the history of the organization, its activities and aims please visit http://www.cacaari.org, or contact Alisher Tashmatov, Executive Secretary of CACAARI at a.tashmatov [at] cgiar.org, tel: +998-71 2372130 , +998-71 2372169


Dear Colleagues,

Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences holds an International Scientific Conference


Date of the Conference: October 02-04, 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Conference is sponsored by the Shota Rustively National Science Foundation (MG-ISE-19-196)

Working languages of the Conference are: Georgian and English

Address: 51, Ivane Javakhishvili str, 0102, Tbilisi, Georgia. Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Tel. fax: (+995 32) 291 00 87 E-mail: conference.gaas@yahoo.com  Webpage: www.gaas.dsl.ge

Contact details:

 Elguja Shapakidze e.shapakidze@gmail.com (+995 577) 71 17 75 (+995 32) 294 13 21

Anatoli Giorgadze anatoli5@mail.ru ;   (+995 593) 31 41 43 (+995 32) 294 13 29  

Tinatin Epitashvili n_epitashvili@yahoo.com (+995 574) 22 50 31 (+995 599) 78 10 90


October 01, 2019

Meeting foreign participants of the Conference and transportation to the hotel

October 02, 2019

08:30 – 10:00 Exhibition of Georgian wheat varieties and products

09:00 – 10:00 Registration of the participants

10:00 – 10:20 Opening of the Conference, welcoming speech

10:20 – 12:00 Plenary Session

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:30 Plenary Session

14:30 – 15:30 Lunch Break;

15:30 – 16:30 Summary up discussions

16:30 – 19:30 Thematic tour


October 03, 2019

09:30 – 12:00 Plenary Session

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:30 Plenary Session

14:30 – 15:30 Lunch Break

15:30 – 16:30 Summary up discussions

Approval of the Declaration and Recommendations of the Conference

Closing of the Conference

16:30 - 19:30 Excursion to the State Museum of Georgia.

October 04, 2019

09:30 – 17:00 Thematic tour

18:00 – Conference closing dinner

October 05, 2019

Individual departure of the international participants



 The Abstract should be presented in the following way;

 The Conference accepts only electronic version of the abstract;

 The speakers are required to submit their proposals through registration.


 Abstract should be submitted in English and Russian languages. For Georgian participants - in Georgian and English languages.

 Abstract size should not exceed 300 words, it must be A4 format, Font Size must be 11 point, in 1.0. line space, and justified. Margins must be left 3.00 cm, top 2.0 cm, bottom 2.0 cm, 2.0 cm right.

• The length of the scientific paper should not exceed 6 pages, A4 format, font size 11, line spacing 1.0; Margins: left-3.0 cm, Top- 2.0 cm, bottom- 2.0 cm, right -2.0 cm.

• Font for text in the Georgian language - AcadNusx, English and Russian language - Font Face must be Times New Roman;

• Tables, drawings, etc. in the TIFF format, 300 dpi; 600 dpi; formula – Microsoft equation 2.0


UDC; spacing; Title of the article; Font Size must be 14. Main headings should be centered, bold and all letters capitalized spacing; Author (s) Name Full name of organization, city, country, E-mail; spacing;

The main text;


References (prepared in the APA format)


Abstract in English (max 300 words);

The paper should be submitted in electronic version by E-mail: conference.gaas@yahoo.com


 Notification of Conference participant - 01 August 2019

 Deadline for Abstract - 10 August 2019

 Full paper submission – 25 August 2019

 International Scientific Conference - 02-04 October 2019


In agreement with the Conference Organizing Committee, the poster presentation of the scientific paper is acceptable;

The Editorial Board reserves all rights not to publish the paper which does not correspond to the theme and direction of the present conference;

More than two articles from one author would not be accepted;

One article could have no more than four authors;

In case the author of the paper is not able to participate in the conference, the organizers will send the participant an electronic version of the conference proceedings;

The Editorial Board is in charge of the theme/subject of the conference paper. The author is fully responsible for the contents, results and conclusions provided in the article.

Organizing Committee


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