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.
Environmental Science Tours
Israel’s lack of conventional energy sources has motivated extensive accomplishment in the field of alternative energy, including developing water saving technologies, solar energy plants and turning waste into biogas. Keshet Journeys reveals how one of the youngest countries in the world has become a global leader in Clean Tech, despite all odds.
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.
Also on this tour
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.
Showcase Ramat Negev Research and Development Center, focusing on developing advanced agriculture in arid conditions, irrigating with brackish water.
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