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Harshit Godha in his Indo-Israel Avocado nursery. Photo by Tanmay Godha.

Israeli avocado plants are growing in India

In 2016, undergraduate business student Harshit Godha ran across an article that inspired a dream: establishing one of India’s first commercial avocado orchards. Wanting to learn from Israeli experts how to do this in his hometown of...
With teams on the ground, SeeTree starts by sending in an agronomist to create an initial assessment and establish a protocol for a farmer’s trees. The trees are then tagged and monitored utilizing military-grade drones, satellite imagery and team members in jeeps with mounted cameras. Credit: SeeTree.

Utilizing skills honed as intelligence operatives, these Israelis are revolutionizing agriculture

A group of former Israeli intelligence experts are in the midst of revolutionizing the fruit-tree farming industry around the world, utilizing their know-how, along with some of the most advanced agriculture technology (“agtech”) on...
From left: Benny Chefetz, dean of the Hebrew University's school of agriculture, UAE Minister for Food and Water Security Mariam al-Muhairi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri, H.U.’s Vice President of Strategy and Diversity. July 14, 2021. Credit: Yossi Zamir.

UAE, Israel agree on joint project to combat climate change

United Arab Emirates Food and Water Security Minister Mariam al-Muhairi met on Wednesday with representatives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (H.U.) to promote a research and innovation partnership in the realms of food...
Women in Israel are becoming less of a rare sight at the intersection between agriculture and business. Photo by Nir Shmul.

Meet the women who harvest the land of Israel

Have you ever wondered who produced your artisanal olive oil or your locally-made cheese and wine? Chances are that you’re imagining gruff men toiling away in dusty groves or inspecting huge oak barrels. And while...
A recent Israeli-UAE online investment conference dedicated to addressing agriculture technology and food security. Source: Screenshot.

Israelis partner with Emiratis to address critical food-security and agricultural needs

A recent Israeli-UAE online investment conference dedicated to addressing agriculture technology and food security was driven by the objective of assisting the Gulf state in meeting one of its central challenges, which came to...
Dor Pintel, an Israeli tour guide who found roots in an agricultural and food venture with a friend since travel has been virtually nil since the start of the coronavirus, looks out over the Galilee, Februay 2021. Credit: JNF-USA.

With no tourists in the country, Israeli guide plants new roots (literally)

One morning about a year ago, Dor Pintel was fast asleep, resting up for the next day’s work—guiding a family from Chicago on a professional tour of Ein Gedi and the Judean Desert. At...
From left: Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Ne’eman, Gush Etzion Tourism Division director Moshe Bruce, Israeli Minister of Agriculture Alon Schuster and Health Ministry director-general Amir Halevi at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to rededicate Gush Etzion's “Lone Oak Tree” plaza on Dec. 21, 2020. Photo by Gershon Ellinson.

Gush Etzion’s ‘Lone Oak Tree’ plaza rededicated in festive ceremony

After two years of renovations, Gush Etzion’s “Lone Oak Tree” plaza was rededicated on Monday at a ceremony attended by Israeli Agriculture Minister Alon Schuster, Tourism Ministry director-general Amir Halevi, Gush Etzion Regional Council...
A migrating locust swarm. Such swarms cause almost complete destruction to all green vegetation over vast areas, especially agricultural crops. Credit: CSIRO via Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli locust slayers train Ethiopians to save crops

Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert locusts destroying farm and grazing lands across nine East African countries. In Ethiopia alone, the locusts...
Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi with Nepalese Ambassador H.E. Anjan Shakya (left) at the signing ceremony on Sept. 30, 2020. Credit: Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Israel, Nepal sign agricultural cooperation agreement

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement between the Israeli Agency for International Development and Cooperation and the Nepalese Agriculture Ministry, seeking to bolster cooperation in the field. Israel’s Foreign Ministry...
Australia's Ambassador to the Israel Chris Cannan lays a wreath at the British war cemetery in Jerusalem on ANZAC Day in 2019, where Australian soldiers who took part in World War I are buried. Source: Chris Cannan via Twitter.

Australia-Israel relationship a ‘mateship’ based on trade, trust and mutual values

At the 43rd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that recently concluded, Australia was the only country to vote against all five anti-Israel resolutions, including the notoriously biased Agenda Item 7. In Australia’s...