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World News: Israel
Israel | 20 May 2015
Milking it: Israel leads the way in dairy tech

Decades ago Israeli dairy farmers confronted a quandary - how could they provide milk to a fast-growing population in a country that is two-thirds desert, with little grazing land? They turned to t...


Israel | 12 March 2015
Israel offers latest technologies to farmers

Israel is keen on offering latest technologies to farmers in the country to boost food production. All assistance will be extended to Indian farmers to improve production and scale down production...


Israel | 19 January 2015
Agriculture crimes drop 14% in 2014

Agriculture-related crime events dropped 14 percent from 2013 to 2014, with cattle and sheep thievery plummeting most significantly, the Israel Border Police reported on Sunday. While Israel exper...


Israel | 25 December 2014
Russian financial crisis spells devastating losses for Israeli farmers

The unfolding financial crisis in Russia may have devastating effects on Israel’s agricultural exports, the Israeli Farmers Association warned Tuesday. Russia is one of Israel’s primary exports mar...


Israel | 25 November 2014
Israel warming to GMO crops as eco tech solution

Supplying food to a growing population without destroying the world’s ecological systems is one of humanity’s great challenges. Israel is helping deal with this challenge by developing agricultural te...


Israel | 7 October 2014
Farmers keen to practice Israeli farming methods

The techniques can be used to produce anything from seeds to final products like vegetables and fruits. Kallam Narendra Reddy, a 51-year-old farmer in Penu-maka village of Tadepalli mandal in Gun...


Israel | 29 September 2014
The Israelis who buy farmland to let it lie fallow

Clusters of hard, green pears were already growing in this Galilean orchard in early July, but Simcha Margaliot wasn’t concerned about the quality of the crop. Situated in Mahanayim, a kibbutz acro...


Israel | 4 September 2014
Europe gives Israel a month to clarify the origin of livestock exports to Europe

The European Union has given Israel a one-month notice to clarify the place of origin of livestock products intended for exportation to the EU. Products without the proper documentation on their pl...


Israel | 3 September 2014
EU threatens Israel with total ban of poultry

The European Union will impose a ban on imports of all Israeli meat, poultry, and dairy products unless Jerusalem comes up with a sufficiently effective mechanism that differentiates the produce that ...


Israel | 20 August 2014
Israel to stop exporting settlement poultry, dairy to EU

Israel will stop exporting poultry and dairy from settlements to the European Union, Israeli and European officials announced. Effective Sept. 1, Israeli poultry and dairy exports to the EU will be...


Israel | 18 August 2014
Israel ends export to EU of settler dairy, poultry produce

Israel was to end its export of poultry and dairy produce to the European Union from Jewish settlements considered illegal by the international community, Israeli and European officials said on Sunday...


Israel | 25 June 2014
Israel plans to open centres on agri-horticulture in Bihar

PATNA: Israel is planning to open two centres of excellence at Nalanda and Vaishali in Bihar in the field of vegetables and mango respectively to help cultivators increase their productivity. In th...


Israel | 3 June 2014
Does Israel really need its farmers any longer?

Agriculture is an emotional topic in Israel, embodying a wide range of feelings: nostalgia, romanticism, a connection to one’s roots. But some people have negative attitudes toward agriculture. They b...


Israel | 28 May 2014
Israel expands controls on dairy prices

The government on Tuesday announced it is expanding price controls on dairy products to include milk sold in 1.5-liter and two-liter containers as well as butter sold in 200 gram-packages, white yogur...


Israel | 23 May 2014
Chinese state company buys controlling stake in Tnuva

China’s Bright Food Group bought a controlling stake of Israeli dairy conglomerate Tnuva from a London-based firm late Wednesday night for NIS 8.6 billion ($2.5 billion). The deal gave the Chinese ...


Israel | 3 March 2014
Israel's Tnuva dairy sued in $142m class action suit

In the first class-action suit of its kind in the local food industry, the Tnuva dairy firm was sued in Jerusalem District Court on Thursday for about half a billion shekels ($142.9 million), over all...


Israel | 6 November 2013
Israeli water tech comes to rescue of EU farmers

The green fields of Europe are struggling to stay watered. A number of factors, from climate change to population growth to government policies, have turned even areas where water was previously plent...


Israel | 5 November 2013
Israel and Vietnam establish joint agricultural R&D fund

Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and Vietnamese government officials agreed to establish a joint agriculture research and development fund, and worked toward completing a free-trade accord, during mee...


Israel | 29 October 2013
Israel, Japan to establish shared agricultural R&D fund

Due to the high level of agricultural technology expertise in both countries, Israel and Japan will establish a shared fund for research and development, Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir announced on ...


Israel | 28 August 2013
Rural development plan to strengthen agricultural research

The prime minister of Israel and the minister of agriculture Rural development plan to strengthen agricultural research and development. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Yair Sham...


Israel | 16 August 2013
Israel is model for world dairy industries

Israelis are pretty passionate about their dairy products. So important is cottage cheese to the average Israeli that the price of the product was the poster issue for the Israeli social protests thre...


Israel | 8 July 2013
90 sheep stolen, farmers fear 'Ramadan crime spree'

An entire flock of sheep, approximately 90 in total, was stolen late Saturday night from a Jewish farmer in the Samaria (Shomron) community of Givat Ronen. Israeli residents suspect local Arabs in ...


Israel | 11 June 2013
Agriculture Ministry declares victory over locusts

The plague of locusts that has swept Israel’s South on and off for the past few months has been entirely eradicated without damaging farmland, the Agriculture Ministry announced on Monday. After 10...


Israel | 4 June 2013
WIZO teens take agriculture matriculation exam

Teenagers from the WIZO Nachlat Yehuda School and Youth Village in Rishon Lezion, an agricultural high schoo l that specializes in life sciences, took their agriculture matriculation exam last week. ...


Israel | 14 May 2013
Israel: 2012 was year of "accelerated development in agriculture"

According to the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Yair Shamir, "Advancing agricultural and rural settlement and encouraging the demographic growth in peripheral settlements while kee...


Israel | 13 May 2013
Agriculture Ministry Situation Room for Locusts

The Ministry of Agriculture announced, Sunday, that it has created a situation room in the area hit by this spring's invasion of locusts. The goal of the facility is to concentrate the activities on a...


Israel | 29 April 2013
Israeli startup powers the sensors that power agriculture

As the world’s population grows, farmers are using technology to “tease” more crops out of the ground. Increasingly, farmers are using sensors to figure our what to grow, when and where to grow it, an...


Israel | 27 March 2013
Isreali poultry farm reports Newcastle Disease outbreak

A report submitted to the OIE by Isreali veterinary authorities states that over 10,000 birds have been destroyed. The birds were egg type breeders of 35 weeks old. The case was identified followi...


Israel | 13 March 2013
More locusts swarm into Israel

Additional bands of locusts entered Israel throughout the day on Tuesday, marking a week since the first wave of bugs flew across the Sinai border and landed here. Two swarms swooped in on Tuesday ...


Israel | 8 March 2013
Southern farmers fear new swarm of locusts

Southerly winds may blow a new swarm of locusts into the country over the weekend, farmers in Israel’s Negev feared Thursday. The Agriculture Ministry placed residents of Israel’s south on high ale...