Recent Developments between India-Israel, Israel Embassy is to establish a “Water Attache” from January 2021 in India. The Water Attache division will share Israel’s best practices, technologies and water management in agriculture sectors.
Also, Israel is to soon appoint an honorary Consul to the North-East region. This will increase its presence and collaboration in the north-east region.
Israel in India during Pandemic
Countries strategic cooperation of G2G (Govt to Govt)level in the field of agriculture is under implementation between India-Israel. The cooperation focuses on crop diversity, increased productivity and enhances water efficiency in horticulture. and also addressing the challenges of pandemic. India-Israel cooperation, Centre of Excellence (COE) are to be established. COE will adopt advanced agriculture farm Technology of Israel. The Centre of Excellence main objective is to benefit farmers on selected key crops. Centre of Excellence will focus on Nursery Management, irrigation, fertigation and cultivation techniques. Centre of Excellence will be the meeting point for Govt, Academy and farmers to cooperate towards the beneficial achievement.
Agricultural Project of India-Israel
In 2008, Indo-Israeli Agriculture Project was launched. The objective of the Agriculture Project is to share best practices and technical knowledge from Israel to Indian Farmers. The Indo-Israeli Agriculture project achievements of Indo-Israel Agriculture project includes rejuvenation of Maharashtra’s mango orchards, Haryana’s cherry tomatoes and demonstrating to Indian farmers the effectiveness of irrigation technologies. MASHAV represents Israel in the project
- Mashav is an Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation control by Foreign Affairs Ministry. It is India’s strategic partner in the 12 year cooperation, based on a MoU signed in 2006.
- Israel’s Agency conducts the design, coordination and implementation of the Israel’s worldwide development and cooperation programs in developing countries.
- Under the International Development cooperation pact, around 28 fully active Centers of Excellence have been established over twelve states in India.
- According to this project, the key crops include mango, pomegranate, citrus fruits, date palm, vegetables, floriculture and bees keeping are all focused.
- All products & activities that hold potential to increase crops in terms of quantity and quality, save water and nutrients and result in higher earnings for the farmer are focused.
- The programmes are sponsored by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
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