A visit to an Organic Date Farm, a date farm where dates are produced in a unique way, free from toxins & non-organic pesticides, herbicides & fertilisers
Discover how a country with few natural resources has become a major player in the global agri-tech market through innovative modern technologies. Thanks to the ingenuity of Israel’s agricultural scientists and farmers, fruits and vegetables grow in the middle of the desert, Israel’s cows hold the world record for annual milk production, and the 3,000 year old wine and olive oil industries are stronger than ever. Keshet Journeys brings you to the heart of Israeli agricultural innovation.
Enjoy a showcase at the Volcani Center – Agricultural Research Organization, the central governmental research institute for agriculture in Israel, named after its founder, Dr. Yitzhak Elazari-Volcani. The center employs 220 PhD scientist, 340 engineers and technicians and 220 graduate students.
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After many centuries of wasting land, vine is being cultivated again on the hills of Samaria. Discover the renewed agriculture on the hills of Samaria and; hands out of the sleeves, there is work to be done!
Showcase Ramat Negev Research and Development Center, focusing on developing advanced agriculture in arid conditions, irrigating with brackish water.
Visit Israels largest food bank and food rescue network that is actively working to alleviate the problem of nutritional insecurity among Israel's diverse population. Help Israel's Needy – Hands out of your sleeves! Gather vegetables on the fields to supply Israel’s food bank.
Visit the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) at the Sde Boker Campus of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The institute particularly emphasizes research and development of water resources in drylands.
Showcase in the Central Arava Research and Development Station. This station does scientific research to support agriculture on desert soil. The research includes seven sector centers: vegetables, ornamentals, plant-protection, orchards, organic agriculture, fishery and produce quality.