Israel’s premier agricultural research organization is finding natural, simple alternatives for safely prolonging the shelf life of produce.
Much of what is learned, developed and implemented at Israel’s Volcani Institute then gets planted in fields around the planet.
Israeli innovation isn’t just limited to high-tech, it also extends to the development of some of the world’s most popular new fruits and vegetables.
Since 1948, Israel has set itself a task of finding creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. To celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday, ISRAEL21c looks at some of the best achievements.
Predatory wasps and other beneficial insects are taking over for chemical pesticides on many crops grown in Israel’s fertile desert.
Israeli researcher transforms prawn farming with advanced gene-silencing biotechnology that can reverse the sex of the crustacean.
A revolutionary new seed treatment from Morflora could improve the world’s agricultural output, without the need for worrying genetic engineering.
Israeli company makes a mini-sewage plant to help small wineries, olive oil and cheese-makers deal with the pollutants from their industries.
Extract from a hardy Holy Land species of bush forms the basis of a new natural insect repellent being tested in Israeli greenhouses.
Once a barren strip of desert, the Arava today has some 600 farms supplying more than 60 percent of Israel’s exports of fresh vegetables and 10% of ornamentals.