Discover how a country with limited natural resources has become a major player in the agri-tech market through ingenuous modern technologies. Thanks to inventions like computer-controlled drip irrigation, vegetables and fruits are grown in the middle of the desert. The milk yield from dairy-wealth touches on an average, more than 10,000 liters per year, which is a world record. Study and enjoy 3,000-year-old traditions of wine and olive oil production, ranging from Biblical techniques to modern computer controlled systems.
Visit the Weizmann Institute of Science, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions, for an introduction to Israel’s latest inventions in the field of farming, plant growth and crop improvement.
Check out the ARO Volcani Center, the research arm of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel responsible for Plant Sciences, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, and Post-harvest and Food Sciences. Israel’s Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops is also located on the ARO Volcani Center campus.
Among ARO’s areas of special expertise are:
- Agriculture under arid conditions
- Agriculture on marginal soils
- Irrigation using effluent and saline water
- Crop cultivation in protected environments
- Minimization of produce losses through use of latest pest control and post-harvest storage methods.
A trip to Netafim. Netafim is a pioneer and world leader in smart irrigation solutions for agriculture. Netafim’s solutions transformed the manner in which farmers and agriculturists all over the world delivered water and nutrition to crops.