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Israel | 19 July 2016
Will US imports uproot Israeli agriculture?

The United States is an agricultural powerhouse, able to export massive quantities of produce at low prices; Will a new trade agreement being negotiated over the coming days see this produce come to I...


Israel | 2 February 2016
Knesset to cut permitted pesticide levels in Israeli crops

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee is expected to approve Tuesday changes in regulations that would reduce the maximum permitted levels of pesticide residue in food crops. The Israel ...


Israel | 20 January 2016
Israeli farmers urged to grow superfoods

A Hebrew University- Israel Export Institute study recommends farmers focus on avocadoes, pomegranates and dates. A new study by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Export and Interna...


Israel | 4 January 2016
Agriculture ministry refuses to ban pesticides from Israeli Schools

The Agriculture Ministry has refused to restrict the use of pesticides in public parks or near schools, even though the Health Ministry recommended doing so because they are carcinogenic. The deci...


Israel | 31 December 2015
Israeli agriculture technology Phytech harvests its Series A

The Israeli agriculture technology company Phytech has announced that it has closed Series A funding, bringing the company a step closer to expanding its global market reach. Leading the round were cu...


Israel | 29 December 2015
Agriculture Ministry orders installation of cameras in all slaughterhouses

Aiming to curb abuse cases at the country’s slaughterhouses, the Agriculture Ministry has ordered the installation of cameras at all such facilities. The devices will stream live footage to a central ...


Israel | 10 November 2015
Farmers plow through Jerusalem to protest policies

A convoy of several hundred tractors choked up Road 443 and plowed through Jerusalem to the Knesset on Monday where farmers protested against what they see as the government’s “abandonment” of the agr...


Israel | 28 October 2015
Hebrew University sets up agriculture innovation fund

Yissum Research Development Company, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, has set up Agrinnovation, an investment fund focused on agricultural inventions. The announcement was...


Israel | 2 September 2015
Israel woos Africa through novel agriculture

Israel wants to use its cutting-edge agricultural technology to improve food production — and win friends across Africa, says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu said co-operation with Ita...


Israel | 11 June 2015
Israel must minimize suffering of livestock animals

The Agriculture Ministry closed the Dabbah slaughterhouse in Deir al-Assad on Thursday in the wake of allegations of violations of the law against cruelty to animals. On Sunday the facility, in whi...


Israel | 8 June 2015
Australia demands Israel probe cattle abuse

The Australian government has demanded a probe into practices at Israel’s largest slaughterhouse, after an investigative report on Channel 2 News alleged serious abuse of cattle on its way to slaughte...


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 ...