COVID 19 Pandemic effects research progress
The COVID 19 pandemic presented the researchers in the SAFS project in Georgia with major challenges. Access to information and samples from farmers, for example, milk, is severely restricted. Missing data have a particularly disadvantageous effect when investigating seasonal phenomena and annual cycles, as is usually the case with food production. The researchers adapt their research approach to the respective situation. Some researchers depend on access to laboratories and examination technology. The researchers are making great efforts to compensate for the failure caused by the lockdown in spring and to keep pace with the research plan. Another renewed restriction of mobility and restricted access to laboratory and research facilities would make the work of scientists more difficult.