News from Israel

07-10-2014 05:12 AM
Farmers keen to practice Israeli farming methods
The techniques can be used to produce anything from seeds to final products like vegetables and fruits. Kallam Narendra Reddy, a 51-year-old farm...
29-09-2014 00:43 AM
The Israelis who buy farmland to let it lie fallow
Clusters of hard, green pears were already growing in this Galilean orchard in early July, but Simcha Margaliot wasn’t concerned about the quality of ...
04-09-2014 03:12 AM
Europe gives Israel a month to clarify the origin of livestock exports to Europe
The European Union has given Israel a one-month notice to clarify the place of origin of livestock products intended for exportation to the EU. Pro...
03-09-2014 01:54 AM
EU threatens Israel with total ban of poultry
The European Union will impose a ban on imports of all Israeli meat, poultry, and dairy products unless Jerusalem comes up with a sufficiently effecti...
20-08-2014 04:22 AM
Israel to stop exporting settlement poultry, dairy to EU
Israel will stop exporting poultry and dairy from settlements to the European Union, Israeli and European officials announced. Effective Sept. 1, I...
18-08-2014 02:52 AM
Israel ends export to EU of settler dairy, poultry produce
Israel was to end its export of poultry and dairy produce to the European Union from Jewish settlements considered illegal by the international commun...
25-06-2014 11:14 AM
Israel plans to open centres on agri-horticulture in Bihar
PATNA: Israel is planning to open two centres of excellence at Nalanda and Vaishali in Bihar in the field of vegetables and mango respectively to help...
03-06-2014 03:18 AM
Does Israel really need its farmers any longer?
Agriculture is an emotional topic in Israel, embodying a wide range of feelings: nostalgia, romanticism, a connection to one’s roots. But some people ...
28-05-2014 02:28 AM
Israel expands controls on dairy prices
The government on Tuesday announced it is expanding price controls on dairy products to include milk sold in 1.5-liter and two-liter containers as wel...
23-05-2014 02:53 AM
Chinese state company buys controlling stake in Tnuva
China’s Bright Food Group bought a controlling stake of Israeli dairy conglomerate Tnuva from a London-based firm late Wednesday night for NIS 8.6 bil...
03-03-2014 02:23 AM
Israel's Tnuva dairy sued in $142m class action suit
In the first class-action suit of its kind in the local food industry, the Tnuva dairy firm was sued in Jerusalem District Court on Thursday for about...
06-11-2013 03:07 AM
Israeli water tech comes to rescue of EU farmers
The green fields of Europe are struggling to stay watered. A number of factors, from climate change to population growth to government policies, have ...
05-11-2013 01:18 AM
Israel and Vietnam establish joint agricultural R&D fund
Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and Vietnamese government officials agreed to establish a joint agriculture research and development fund, and worked...
29-10-2013 02:58 AM
Israel, Japan to establish shared agricultural R&D fund
Due to the high level of agricultural technology expertise in both countries, Israel and Japan will establish a shared fund for research and developme...
28-08-2013 03:38 AM
Rural development plan to strengthen agricultural research
The prime minister of Israel and the minister of agriculture Rural development plan to strengthen agricultural research and development. The Minist...
16-08-2013 04:02 AM
Israel is model for world dairy industries
Israelis are pretty passionate about their dairy products. So important is cottage cheese to the average Israeli that the price of the product was the...
08-07-2013 01:46 AM
90 sheep stolen, farmers fear 'Ramadan crime spree'
An entire flock of sheep, approximately 90 in total, was stolen late Saturday night from a Jewish farmer in the Samaria (Shomron) community of Givat R...
11-06-2013 08:49 AM
Agriculture Ministry declares victory over locusts
The plague of locusts that has swept Israel’s South on and off for the past few months has been entirely eradicated without damaging farmland, the Agr...
04-06-2013 13:41 PM
WIZO teens take agriculture matriculation exam
Teenagers from the WIZO Nachlat Yehuda School and Youth Village in Rishon Lezion, an agricultural high schoo l that specializes in life sciences, took...
14-05-2013 10:03 AM
Israel: 2012 was year of "accelerated development in agriculture"
According to the new Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Yair Shamir, "Advancing agricultural and rural settlement and encouraging the demo...
13-05-2013 09:38 AM
Agriculture Ministry Situation Room for Locusts
The Ministry of Agriculture announced, Sunday, that it has created a situation room in the area hit by this spring's invasion of locusts. The goal of ...
29-04-2013 10:12 AM
Israeli startup powers the sensors that power agriculture
As the world’s population grows, farmers are using technology to “tease” more crops out of the ground. Increasingly, farmers are using sensors to figu...
27-03-2013 08:51 AM
Isreali poultry farm reports Newcastle Disease outbreak
A report submitted to the OIE by Isreali veterinary authorities states that over 10,000 birds have been destroyed. The birds were egg type breeders of...
13-03-2013 08:51 AM
More locusts swarm into Israel
Additional bands of locusts entered Israel throughout the day on Tuesday, marking a week since the first wave of bugs flew across the Sinai border and...
08-03-2013 08:54 AM
Southern farmers fear new swarm of locusts
Southerly winds may blow a new swarm of locusts into the country over the weekend, farmers in Israel’s Negev feared Thursday. The Agriculture Minis...
07-03-2013 08:28 AM
Agriculture Ministry sprays locusts in South
Agriculture Ministry teams feverishly sprayed the South’s fields by air and on the ground on Wednesday, in attempts to ward off a swarm of locusts tha...
18-02-2013 09:25 AM
Israeli farmers use FBI, CIA tech on vegetables
An Israeli agricultural organization is employing the same advanced technologies to monitor pesticide presence in their vegetables as the FBI and CIA ...
26-11-2012 07:38 AM
Israel eases Gaza restrictions on fishermen and farmers
Israel eased restrictions on Gaza fishermen and farmers on Saturday, Palestinian officials said, advancing a three-day-old truce brokered by Egypt aft...
01-11-2012 09:33 AM
Israel uses more pesticides than any OECD country
Israeli farmers use the largest amount of active chemical pesticides per agricultural dunam out of all OECD countries, a Central Bureau of Statistics ...
05-10-2012 09:17 AM
Israel's treasury devises plan to lower dairy prices
In an effort to lower prices, the Finance Ministry has formulated a plan to open the fresh milk and dairy product market to competition over the next ...
04-10-2012 09:45 AM
Israeli to Thai cattle farmers: Cool down your cows
Sitting under a pergola dissipating the blazing September sun of northern Thailand, beef cow farmer Punya Prachachit says he can’t believe he was maki...
20-09-2012 08:09 AM
Israeli dairy herd firm wins huge Belarusian tender
The Israeli dairy herd management firm AfiMilk has won a 12 million-euro tender with the Belarusian government to provide its advanced milking parlors...
04-09-2012 08:40 AM
Israeli green tech to help Gujarat farmers
A world-class agriculture research and high-tech farming training institute is to be set up in Gujarat in collaboration with Israel government. Th...
20-08-2012 08:23 AM
Agricultural theft becoming professional
Two men convicted of assisting in the theft of a tractor have been sentenced to 18 and 15 months in jail and a fine of 10,000 shekels each. The pu...
31-07-2012 08:01 AM
Israeli technology to help China quantify crops
Israeli technology will be used to computerize the agricultural system of one Chinese province, allowing government officials to quantify the exact am...
27-06-2012 17:37 PM
Israel to help State boost agricultural produce
Israel has decided to open three ‘Centres of Excellence’ in the field of agriculture in Karnataka. The country also plans to open its second consulate...
26-06-2012 11:15 AM
New initiative marks further step in program overseen by MASHAV
Israeli and Indian government institutions will jointly launch an online communications network on Tuesday to provide instant contact between Indian f...
25-06-2012 11:02 AM
Agriculture Ministry seeking to move all of Israel's pig farms to country's south
The Agriculture Ministry wants all 26 of Israel's pig farms to be moved from the north of the country to the south as part of a NIS 300 million projec...
26-05-2012 10:21 AM
Tel Aviv showcases agricultural innovations
With food security a growing concern and agricultural land in short supply, the Agritech Exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel, is introducing some agricultu...
09-05-2012 08:25 AM
Israel to help Zanzibar improve agriculture
Zanzibar and Israel have agreed to constitute working groups to further promote agricultural cooperation. The agreement was reached when Zanzibar S...
16-04-2012 07:42 AM
Palestinians ban the sale of Israeli potatoes
PA authorities say the move is intended to help Palestinian potato farmers who complain market is flooded with cheap Israeli spuds.
08-04-2012 09:38 AM
Diplomats vow to bring Israeli agriculture home
After a day touring Negev research sites and planting trees with fellow diplomats, the Kenyan ambassador to Israel is eager to bring seeds produced he...
20-02-2012 07:45 AM
Groceries will have to report dairy profits
Supermarket chains and dairies will have to report how much money they’re making from dairy products that used to be under government price cont...
09-02-2012 07:37 AM
Gunman in Wild West-style cattle robbery
A truck carrying calves from southern Israel to a ranch on the Golan Heights was taken over by a masked gunman north of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a r...
03-11-2011 09:03 AM
Dairy farmers voice fears at reforms
After protests about high living costs - including the price of dairy products - the Israeli government intervened in the market, lowering import barr...
14-09-2011 08:49 AM
Israeli envoy for collaboration in agriculture
Terming West Bengal a land of great opportunities, the Israeli envoy to India Tuesday said his country was eager to set up an India-Israel centre of e...
29-07-2011 08:19 AM
Farmers furious over dairy import decision
Israel’s dairymen and dairy industry in general are furious at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for adopting the Kedmi committee recommendation...
18-03-2011 07:38 AM
Israel ready to invest in Ukrainian poultry
Israel is ready to invest in intensive poultry production in Ukraine...
02-02-2011 08:48 AM
Israeli co plans to invest in veg production
Israeli holding, named Bulgarian Agriculture Properties, is planning to invest in the vegetables production and processing sector in the Bulgarian cit...
28-01-2011 06:15 AM
Israel to train Indians in harvesting methods
A new Indo-Israeli center of agricultural excellence was inaugurated Monday in Haryana state, north of the Indian capital of Delhi.