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Marauding Arabs behind destruction of cherry orchard, vineyard in Judea
February 18, 2019
Some 200 cherry trees and grapevines belonging to Kfar Etzion in the Gush Etzion region of Judea were uprooted or destroyed.
Beekeepers losing hundreds of hives to ‘agricultural terror’
February 6, 2019
Farmer Yinon Arkin alone lost 20 of the hives he maintains at Beit Guvrin in southern Israel to vandals • Palestinians chop up the honeycomb and smuggle it back, he claims • “The government doesn't know how serious the issue is,” says Arkin.
Nature group attempts to halt JNF building plan to save desert mammals and reptiles
January 22, 2019
At risk, according to the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, are the Greater Egyptian gerbil, Greater Egyptian jerboa and the Anderson’s gerbil, as well as reptiles such as the Desert monitor and Wedge-snouted skink, two indigenous lizards.
IDF distributes 10 tons of dried fruits, nuts to soldiers for holiday of Tu B’Shevat
January 21, 2019
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel urged Israeli consumers to begin buying fresh fruits grown in Israel for their celebrations, noting that dried fruits became traditional only due to the difficulty in successfully transporting fresh produce from Israel to places around the world.
Israeli startup raises $11.5 million to improve drone-based precision agriculture
January 18, 2019
The concept behind the 16-month-old Tel Aviv-based company, which also has offices in Brazil and California, is that drone-based precision agriculture has fallen short of expectations in its related community.
Building Israel and battling terrorism, one tree at a time
January 8, 2019
Alan and Rosaline Barron are kicking off their new mission sponsored by JNF right before the Jewish festival of Tu B’Shevat—the “New Year for Trees”—a time of renewal, and a celebration of nature and the environment. They are encouraging others to do the same.
Jewish aid group and Israel team up to alleviate African poverty through agtech
August 1, 2018
“Israel has incredible skills and technologies to share that will make the world a better place and significantly improve the lives of many,” said American businessman and philanthropist Seth Merrin.
New bill will end Israeli imports of live animals for meat, in light of suffering
July 10, 2018
Controversy arose around the issue earlier this year, with exhausted and filthy animals suffering during long and hot sea voyages from Australia being featured on Australia TV’s “60 Minutes,” as part of an exposé on the conditions of sheep shipped to the Middle East.
Prominent African business leaders and entrepreneurs tour Israel to deepen ties
July 5, 2018
Organized by the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, the tour features African business leaders and entrepreneurs from Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, who specialize in renewable energy and agriculture.