Romania – The Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
The Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences “Gheorghe Ionescu-Şişeşti”, (A.A.F.S.), is the Romanian national scientific forum for coordination of the research and development activity in agriculture and academic acknowledgement.
A.A.F.S. is a public, independent, legal, apolitical institution, promoting the fundamental and applicative research in the field of water and soil management, land reclamation, plant cultivation and animal breeding, aquaculture, veterinary medicine, food industry, agricultural mechanization, agrarian economics, rural development, forestry and environment protection.
A.A.F.S. was founded in its current form in 1969, having institutional roots since 1927, as the legal successor of the Agronomic Research Institute of Romania (following a range of older institutional organizations) and leads a research network of 75 public and private R&D units placed in different representative ecological locations of the country.
According to the Statute, A.A.F.S. has a maximum number of 181 full and corresponding members, 40 Romanian honorary members, 90 foreign honorary members and at most 90 associated members with remarkable merits in the progress of agriculture sciences and practice.