Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) was established in 2010 as a merger of three related research institutions: Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture, Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture, Lithuanian Institute of Forestry.
The mission of Centre is the conduct of basic and applied research relevant for science, national economic development and ecological needs, rational and sustainable use of land, forest and environmental resources and high quality production in compliance with the envisaged major directions of the scientific activities; development of experimental and other activities in the fields of agronomy, horticulture, forestry science, ecology and other related braches; accumulation of new scientific knowledge, its systemization and dissemination to the public; promotion of balanced and sustainable land and forest economy and rural development.
The current structure and management
Currently, the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry includes 3 institutes: Institute of Agriculture, Institute of Horticulture, and Institute of Forestry. In January 2021, Vokė and Vėžaičiai Branches, Agrochemical Research Laboratory, Joniškėlis and Rumokai Experimental Stations were incorporated in the structure of Institute of Agriculture.
In August 2020, Dr. Gintaras Bazauskas won a public competition for the position of LAMMC Director. In January 2021, positions of director of the divisions were withdrawn. Dr. Vita Tilvikienė was appointed LAMMC Deputy Director for Science, Dr. Antanas Ronis was appointed Deputy Director for the Activities of Institute of Agriculture, dr. Marius Aleinikovas – Deputy Director for the Activities of Institute of Forestry, dr. Vidmantas Bendokas – Deputy Director for the Activities of Institute of Horticulture.
Lithuanian Science Awards
- 2019. The team of scientists from Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry Prof. Dr. habil. Vidmantas Stanys, Dr. Tadeušas Šikšnianas, Dr. Dalia Gelvonauskienė, Dr. Audrius Sasnauskas for the work “Genetic and Biotechnological Research for the Development of Horticultural Plant Varieties”
- 2014. The team of scientists from Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry Prof. Dr. Pavelas Duchovskis, Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė, Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė and Dr. Akvilė Viršilė for the work “Plant Physiology: Management of Development, Stress, Productivity and Quality (1999–2013)”
- 2012. Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis and Prof. Habil. Dr. Živilė Lukšienė for the work “Fruit and Vegetable Quality and Safety Research: Creation of Innovative Technologies (1997–2011)”
- 2010. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Ruzgas, Dr. Žilvinas Liatukas and Dr. Gvidonas Liutkevičius for the performance period 1996–2009 for the work „Winter Wheat Breeding Modernization and Development of Competitive, Market Oriented Cultivars”
- 2009. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rimvydas Gabrilavičius, Dr. Alfas Pliūra, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Julius Danusevičius, Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas and Dr. Darius Danusevičius for cycle of research works “Establishing of the System for Seed Farming, Tree Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources for the Development of Sustainable and Extensive Forestry in Lithuania (1994–2008)”
- 2008. Dr. Irena Brazauskienė, Prof. Dr. habil. Zenonas Dabkevičius and Dr. Roma Semaškienė for the research work series “The Investigation of Distribution of Fungal Plant Diseases and Control Methods (1982–2007)”
- 2004. Prof. Dr. habil. Leonardas Kairiūkštis, Dr. habil. Antanas Juodvalkis and Prof. Dr. habil. Remigijus Ozolinčius for work “The Theory of the Most Productive Forest and Its Application for the Increasing of Ecological Sustainability of the Country (1972–2002)”
- 2003. Dr. Antanas Antanaitis, Dr. Danutė Jadvyga Lubytė, Dr. Kristinas Matusevičius and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jonas Mažvila for work “Lithuanian Soil Characteristics Evaluation System of Agriculture and Environment Restructuring (1967–2002)”
- 2001. Prof. Dr. habil. Algirdas Sliesaravičius, Prof. Dr. habil. Izolda Pašakinskienė, Dr. Henrikas Černiauskas for work „Synthesis of traditional and modern genetics for the production of novel varieties in fodder grasses (1966–2000)“
- 1998. Prof. Dr. habil. Vidmantas Stanys, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Algirdas Lukoševičius, Dr. Aldona Misevičiūtė, Dr. Tadeušas Šikšnianas and Dr. Bronislovas Gelvonauskis for research “Garden Plant Genetic-breeding Research" (1955–1997)“
- 1995. Prof. Dr. habil. Algimantas Bujauskas, Dr. Uršulė Čapienė, Dr. Juozas Jundulas for work “Scientific substantiation and results of the development of nematode-resistant, economically valuable potato varieties (1965–1994)“