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Israel | 4 June 2018
Fire damage to Israeli agriculture near Gaza border estimated at $1.4m

Firefighters on Sunday brought a large fire near the Israeli border community of Or Haner a day after a number of blazes broke out on along the border with Gaza in what is suspected to be arson caused...


Israel | 23 May 2018
Israel –Ethiopia to work together to improve agriculture

In Ethiopia, farming solely accounts for half of the country’s GDP and 83.9% of total employment. As such, improving productivity takes the center stage among the country’s priorities. The drip irrig...


Israel | 14 May 2018
Israeli technology to boost hill agriculture, curb migration in Uttarakhand

With an aim to check forced migration from the hills by enhancing farmers’ income, Uttarakhand will soon borrow from Israel its sophisticated drip irrigation and sprinkler system to boost the crop pro...


Israel | 9 May 2018
Israeli agriculture on it's way to China

The Research and Development Center for the Middle and Northern areas of Arava signed on Tuesday a unique agreement with Beijing-based Eisenberg Agri Company, the Arava center reported in a press rele...


Israel | 8 May 2018
Agriculture terror in the Gaza envelope leaves farmers 'helpless'

Seven separate fires were lit by Palestinians who used helium balloons with flammable materials attached to them and sent the balloons flying into Israel on Monday from the Gaza Strip. Firefighter...


Israel | 24 April 2018
Israel minister says ready to help transform Tanzania's agriculture sector

The government of Israel on Monday said it is ready to help transform Tanzania's ailing agriculture sector and turn the country into Africa's breadbasket. Visiting Israeli Minister for Justice Ayel...


Israel | 22 March 2018
Israeli-based company wants to launch agriculture-based drones

An Israeli-based company wants to launch drones from the Casselton Regional Airport. Elbit Systems, an international defense and electronics company that has a wide range of programs worldwide, ha...


Israel | 8 March 2018
Gazan water contamination threatens agriculture in southern Israel

Israel’s Ministry of Health warned farmers on the Gaza border not to use water from Sderot and Sha’ar Hanegev wastewater reservoirs to irrigate their fields, due to sewage contamination from Gaza. ...


Israel | 6 March 2018
Transformation of the Indian agriculture sector - An Israeli opportunity

The Indian government has set a target to double farmers’ income by 2022, and the agriculture sector has received special attention in the past three consecutive budgets, but this time the focus of th...


Israel | 12 January 2018
How Israel is bringing new technology for the Indian farmer

India and Israel are set to jointly develop new crop varieties and share post harvest technologies following the success of the 10-year-old Indo-Israeli Agriculture Project (IIAP) whose accomplishment...


Israel | 23 November 2017
Israeli technology to transform Indian agriculture

Agriculture, the backbone of Indian economy, has been facing various challenges in recent years - lower productivity, resource crunch and erratic weather, all of these translating into lower returns. ...


Israel | 28 September 2017
Israeli Agriculture Ministry accepts medical marijuana as farming sector

As proposed legislation to decriminalize recreational marijuana use awaits approval from the attorney-general, the Agriculture Ministry recently announced it is classifying medical-grade-cannabis grow...


Israel | 5 July 2017
Israeli agriculture know-how often first lands in the West, not in India

An experimental farm showcasing Israeli agriculture technology is in the planning stages outside Wagga Wagga. And no, for those not in the know, that's not in Africa, nor in India, whose Prime Ministe...


Israel | 5 July 2017
Tech, security, agriculture top India's PM Modi talks in Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending three days in Israel to mark a quarter century of normalized diplomatic relations and boost cooperation in areas including security, space exploration, technol...


Israel | 5 June 2017
The story of Israel's efficient, high-tech dairy industry

Self-driving cars. Drip irrigation. Missile defense. Milk? Amid all the buzz around Israel as the start-up nation, including Intel’s recent $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye, the high-tech and hy...


Israel | 19 May 2017
Agriculture ‘the main pillar’ in India-Israel relations

From the blossoming mango orchards of Haryana state to the drip-irrigated vegetable nurseries of Gujarat state, Israeli agricultural know-how has become a staple resource on farms across the Indian su...


Israel | 6 April 2017
Israel's dairy industry: An untold 'start-up' story

Amid all the buzz about Israel’s “start-up nation,” a lesser-known success story is the high-tech and hyper-efficient Israeli dairy industry. Surprised? Don’t be. The combination of Israelis’ high ...


Israel | 8 December 2016
New $50M fund to transform Israel's agriculture & food tech industry

Copia Agro & Food, a two-year-old fund, investing in and managing disruptive agricultural and food projects developed by Israel's leading research institutes, today announced it is raising $50 million...


Israel | 29 November 2016
Israel's experience and technologies can help transform agriculture in India

Israel President Reuven Rivlin was in India in November on a six-day visit. The two countries pledged cooperation in the fields of agriculture, research, trade, defence, tourism and education. Ram Fis...


Israel | 15 November 2016
H5N8 detected in poultry in Israel, Hungary, India

H5N8 avian flu has been reported in poultry in Israel, Hungary, and India, and the strain has now been detected farther west in Europe in wild birds, according to various reports. H5N8 in Israel, H...


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...