science in Ukraine has a long-standing and respected history. Its
achievements are well known worldwide. The Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian
Sciences (UAAS), founded in December 1990, is the scientific and
methodological center which guides, executes and coordinates research
activities for agriculture in Ukraine.
Academy is a self-governing scientific organization supported by the
State. It is autonomous in the organization of its fundamental,
investigative, and applied research, financial and business activity, and
training of specialists.
main objectives of the Academy are: providing extension services for the
development of the sectors of Ukraine's agro-industrial complex,
production of elite seeds, planting stock, and animal genetics.
Academy determines basic trends of fundamental and applied research, draws
up both governmental and sector scientific and technical programs on
important problems in agriculture, water management, food and processing
industries, and other sectors in Ukraine’s agro-industrial complex. In
addition it organizes and supervises the fulfillment of these programs,
methodically supports the implementation of research and development
results sets up the network of scientific institutions, carries out the
training of highly qualified specialists, and conducts research and
technical cooperation with foreign countries.
supreme body of self-government of the Academy is the General Assembly.
Between meetings of the General Assembly, the Academy is administered by
its Presidium, which is elected for a five-year term.
UAAS structure consists of 8 departments, which was set up on a sector
basis. The departments are: Land cultivation; Plant production; Animal
breeding; Veterinary medicine; Food and processing industry; Mechanization
and electrification; Agrarian economics and land relations; Regional
extension service centers.
Academy's personnel include 72 academicians, 84 corresponding members, 40
foreign members, and 8 honorary members.
networks comprises 56 scientific-research institutes with their branches
and experimental stations; the Nikitsky State Botanical Garden; 10
regional and 3 sector state agricultural experimental stations; and the
“Askania-Nova” State Biosphere Reserve.
Academy has an experimental and production base consisting of 154
experimental farms, state elite seed-growing farms, and other enterprises
comprising about 679 thousand hectares of land.
staff of the institutions of the Academy number 124 thousand employees,
among which there are 5073 researchers, including about 345 Doctors and
2071 Candidates of Science (Ph.D.)
main fields of research are:
of optimum structure of agri-landscapes, and development of adjusted
land-use systems ensuring fertility restoration and protection of
selection and breeding, crop production techniques and plant
of animal production systems on the basis of breeding achievements and
new production technologies;
of systems and means for animal protection;
of up-to-date technologies and equipment for food production;
of mechanized practices, and machinery and equipment complexes for the
production of agricultural commodities;
research in the agri-industrial complex and improvement of land
relations in rural areas;
of methodological and organizational fundamentals for extension
service in agriculture.
key sources of financing scientific and research activities are the State
budget and revenues from executing science-related works under commercial
contracts. Budgetary funds are assigned in accordance with the results of
contests of research projects.
Academy is carrying out studies in 32 sector and 12 governmental research
and development programs, trains young scientists in 52 specialties,
satisfies 90% of the national elite seed demand and almost 25% of that for
pedigree young livestock.
70 institutions maintain cooperation with foreign research centers and
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