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Agriculture Minister will have a roundtable discussion with Israeli Agritech Startup companies

Newdelhi:8/5/22:A delegation under the leadership of Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India Shri Narendra Singh Tomar is going to visit Israel from May 8-11, 2022  on the invitation from Mr. Oded Forer, Minister of Agriculture of Israel for bilateral meetings to discuss various issues related to agriculture between two countries.

On 9th May, 2022, the delegation is proposed to visit facilities of Green 2000 – Agricultural Equipment and Know-How Ltd. and  NETAFIM Ltd. which are engaged in planning, set-up, consultation and ongoing management of various projects in different spheres of agriculture and Micro & smart Irrigation Systems (drip irrigation) usage to paddy cultivation, sugarcane and cotton respectively. The Agriculture Minister will have a roundtable discussion with Israeli Agritech Startup companies at Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, Tel-Aviv in the afternoon.

On the second day, the delegation is proposed to visit Agricultural Research Organisation (ARO) – Volcani Institute under the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development which has special expertise in agriculture under arid conditions, on marginal soils, irrigation through effluent and saline water and minimization of produce losses by using latest pest control and post-harvest storage methods. The Minister will also be meeting Volcani’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program participants from India.

Agriculture Minister will be presented with drone agriculture technology solutions with a combination of advanced mapping and photography at Ganei Khna’an near Kibbutz Naan. The Minister will also visit a farm owned by an Indian origin farmer growing Indian vegetables in Negec desert area.

On a concluding day, the Minister will have a one-to-one interaction with the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Israel, Mr. Oded Forer in his Office.  Finally, the delegation is proposed to visit the MASHAV’s International Agricultural Training Centre, Shefayim which has been operating since 1963 and specializes in capacity building, transfer of knowledge and professional support in the fields of agriculture, water management, environment, and rural development.

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