Deputy Academic Secretary
Candidate of Agricultural Sciences Svetlana Ananyevna KASYANCHIK
Candidate of Agricultural Sciences Yuri Ivanovich KONASHENKO
The Department of Agrarian Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was established in 2002 by incorporating the Academy of Agrarian Sciences of the Republic of Belarus into the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and coordinates the research and practical use of their results in the most important areas of scientific support for the agro-industrial complex: in the field of agriculture and plant growing, animal husbandry and veterinary medicine mechanization of agriculture, food production, the economy and the organization of agricultural production.
The Department carries out multifaceted scientific and organizational activities aimed at coordinating and solving actual fundamental and applied problems in the field of biological sciences.
The Department of Agrarian Sciences includes 5 scientific and practical centers of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus: on agriculture, on animal husbandry, on potato and fruit and vegetable growing, on mechanization of agriculture and on food, with their subsidiaries, as well as the Grodno and Vitebsk zonal institutes, the Institute of Systems research in agriculture, 4 regional agricultural experimental stations.
The department consists of 11 academicians and 18 corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. As of January 1, 2016, over 5,400 people were employed in the organizations assigned to the Department, including 1,240 researchers, 61 doctors and 412 candidates of science.