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A century of plant breeding in Lithuania. Past and Present.

The International Conference on TRADITIONAL AND NOVEL TASKS FOR PLANT BREEDING, dedicated to the 100th-anniversary of PLANT BREEDING (1922–2022) will be held on June 8-9, 2022, at the Institute of Agriculture of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Akademija, Kėdainiai distr., Lithuania https://www.lammc.lt/lt ).
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26 04 2022

Session of the Academy of Agriculture of France with the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences (NAAS) of Ukraine

Paris, March 16, 2022

Address by Mrs Anush Balian Vice-President of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences (NAAS) of Ukraine
Click here to find the link to the Vice-President’s speech of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine.
07 04 2022

   Full support to our Academician colleagues of Ukraine

The President of UEAA and all colleagues from the Steering Committee wish to express to our colleagues, scientists and members of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences our full support during this so bad situation of the invasion of their country by the Russian invaders.
Click here to find the link to the President’s speech on support of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences.
24 03 2022

A note from the Accademia dei Georgofili and the Italian Academy of Forestry Sciences (Italy) : FOREST FIRES: NEW PARADIGMS BETWEEN PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY

This note reports on a meeting between these two Italian Academies of which the aim was to explore the possibility of a change in approach, moving from a purely reactive approach to a proactive one, in which prevention occupies a prominent place and can usefully act to reduce the likelihood of extreme fires occurring.
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11 03 2022

COMMUNIQUE – UEAA meets with the Innovation/ Biotechnology bureau of the EU Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG Santé)

The aim of the meeting was to explain and comment on the UEAA Recommendations for an EU regulation frame concerning Genome Editing Research and Development for Crop Plants and Farm Animals and hear the feedback from the relevant EU bureau.
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1 3 2022

THE UEAA Recommendations for an EU regulation frame concerning Genome Editing Research and Development for Crop Plants and Farm Animals

The UEAA urges the Commission to review and adjust the European regulation in its current draft and take into account both Crop Plant production and Farm Animal production, particularly for the latter in the context of devastating panzootic animal diseases, so as to facilitate critical research in the European Union on Gene Editing. UEAA has elaborated some Recommendations here below and addressed to the EU Commissioner of Health and Food safety.
Read the whole Recommendations Paper
3 1 2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022

JOYEUX NOËL &TRES BONNE ANNEE 2022

BUON NATALE & FELICE ANNO NUOVO 2022

From the Steering Committee members to all UEAA members and friends.

19 12 21

COMMUNIQUE – UEAA meets with the « Forest Team » of the EU Commission Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG Agri)

The aim of the meeting was to underline and elaborate on the UEAA Position Paper regarding the New Forest Strategy of the EU Commission.
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6 12 2021

A note on the Animal Welfare in the E U : the perspective of the Italian Animal Science and Production Association (ASPA)

The importance of using the ‘One welfare’ approach and a proposal for European future AW regulations. A message from the Italian Academy dei Georgofili.
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5 12 2021

Comment on the need to approve the use of Genome Editing for the genetic improvement of cultivated plants. From the Accademie per le Scienze Agrarie, Italy

A message from the Italian Academy dei Georgofili.
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25 10 21

UEAA Position Paper on the new EU Forest Strategy for 2030

Forest strategy and forest management practices: to achieve optimal balance between the conflicting demands will be crucial to find compromise solutions that can unite the different stakeholders. Prior to any decision, the UEAA strongly recommends broad scientific discussions and evaluations of scientific findings e.g. between scientists within the different regions, before changes in current management practices are requested.

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11 10 21

Minutes of the 18 June 2021 UEAA Steering Committee meeting

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5 10 21

Elections at the Steering Committee meeting dated 18 June 2021

Congratulation to Professors Elena Horská (Slovak Republic) elected as Vice President of the UEAA and to Maria Salomé Soares PAIS (Portugal) and Tomas García Azcárate (Spain) elected as observers and welcome to them as UEAA Steering Committee members.
Click here to find the brief CVs of Professors Elena Horská
Click here to find the brief CVs of Maria Salomé Soares PAIS
Click here to find the brief CVs of Tomas García Azcárate

18 6 21

The prospects for digitalisation for the sustainable development of rural area

A message from the Italian Academy dei Georgofili.
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13 5 21

Press Release: European Commission recognizes that New Genomic Technologies products are in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal

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4 5 21

New Genomic Techniques: Releases from the EU Commission: (1) EC study and (2) a letter from Maroš Šefčovič Vice President of the EU Commission

Click here to find the link (1) EC study
Click here to find the link (2) a letter from Maroš Šefčovič Vice President of the EU Commission

2 5 21

A letter from Commissioner STELLA KYRIAKIDES about Gene editing

A message from the French Veterinarian Academy through the French Academy of Agriculture.
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27 4 21

Regulatory and Political Challenges of New Breeding Techniques by Catherine Regnault Roger

A message from the French Academy of Agriculture.
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27 4 21

“Europe must make progress on animal genomic editing.” Interview with J.P. Jégou, President of the French Veterinarian Academy

A message from the French Veterinarian Academy through the French Academy of Agriculture.
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27 4 21

Minutes of the UEAA Steering Committee : last meeting (10 March 2021)

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19 4 21

Major concern about African Swine Fever panzootic in Lithuania

A message from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

Click here to find the link to the Note “Will the African Swine Fever Pandemic Be Stopped?”
Click here to find the link to the article “African swine fever: risk, assessment, prevention, and disease control.”

31 3 21

The UEAA Board is particularly sad to announce that his Vice President Professor Stefan Mihina, President of the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences has passed away on February 19, 2021

OBITUORY – Professor Štefan Mihina

16 3 21

Geographical indications for agro-food products, wines and spirits : The position of the Accademia dei Georgofili (Italy) on the initiative to revise these regulations.

A message from the Italian Accademia dei Georgofili

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12 3 21

A letter to Madam the President of the Commission of the UE on Genome Editing in production animals for health control.

A message from the French Académie Vétérinaire through the French Academy of Agriculture.

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8 3 21

Two new documents from the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA) : (1) Swedish national dialogue on Food systems and (2) The corona pandemic as the KSLA fellows see it.

Information from the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

Click here to find the link Swedish national dialogue on Food systems
Click here to find the link The corona pandemic as the KSLA fellows see it

6 3 21

Invitation to the international conference Rural Development to be held in Lithuania this autumn

Information from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, member of the U E A A

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4 3 21

A communiqué from the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Cooperation of Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences with Private Agricultural Companies.

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Message from the Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

24 2 21

NEWS from The Accademia dei Georgofili (italy)

Action to support the agricultural world during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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Message from the Italian Academy dei Georgofili

2 2 21

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

JOYEUX NOËL &TRES BONNE ANNEE 2021

BUON NATALE & FELICE ANNO NUOVO 2021

From the Steering Committee members to all UEAA members and friends.

9 12 20

The Romanian Academy of Agricuture and Forestry supports the UEAA Position Paper regarding the Genome Editing Biotechnologies and UEAA calls for a new EU Regulation

see the link on the “ Activities/News and comments from UEAA Members
13 11 20

P O S I T I O N     P A P E R


GENE EDITING AND NEW EU REGULATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED
 

The U E A A (Union Européenne des Académies d’Agriculture, www.ueaa.info) claims that the Directive 2001/18 / EC has become unsuitable due to advances in scientific knowledge and recent technical advances such as genome editing and hence urges the E U Governance to review and adjust the European regulations on GMO’s to recent scientific progress.

Read the whole Position Paper

Tbilisi, 5 November 2020



A resolution from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (member of UEAA) on Gene Editing : challenges and possibilities

see the link on the “ Activities/News and comments from UEAA Members
2 11 20

Elections of the President and Vice President of the Union of European Academies for Science Applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (U E A A) Steering Committee Meeting of UEAA

see the link on the “Minutes of the General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings”
by Zoom meeting from Tbilisi, Tuesday 6 October 2020, from 10.00 a.m. Paris time

Minutes of the Union of European Academies for Science Applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (U E A A) Steering Committee Meeting

see the link on the “Minutes of the General Assembly and Steering Committee meetings”
by Zoom meeting from Tbilisi, Tuesday 6 October 2020, from 10.00 a.m. Paris time

The French Academy of Agriculture has just published a book on :
Covid-19 and agriculture
An opportunity for the agricultural and food transition?

see the link on the “News and comments from UEAA Members”
Paris, September 2020

An open letter to the UN, G-20, and National Governments on COVID-19 and Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security

22 05 20

Publication in English of a book dedicated to Genome Editing and written by members of the French Academy of Agriculture, entitled:

GMOs and Genome Edited Organisms (GEOs): regulatory and geopolitical challenges

see the link on the “News and comments from UEAA Members

20 4 20

The French Academy of Agriculture (A A F) publishes a Position Paper on “Genome editing, ethics and trust”, in the context of cultivated plants and trees and farm animals

The Recommendations of the position paper of the French Académie

+ Point of view of some Academicians “Genome editing, ethics and trust” Biotechnologies, necessary and essential tools for our future

20 3 20

OBITUARY – Professor Michele Stanca

It is with great sadness that the UEAA steering committee announces that Professor Michele Stanca, President of the UEAA, Vice President of the Accademia dei Georgofili (Italy) passed away on Thursday 19th March 2020, victim of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

20 3 20



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