Israel is hosting the 20th edition of Agritech Israel 2018, one of the world’s most important exhibitions in the field of agricultural technologies, innovations and food processing. Krishi Jagran is the Media Partner and the special Israel issue of the Agriculture World was produced by the Krishi Jagran. The inauguration ceremony was on 8th May 2018. Krishi Jagran Editor-in-Chief Shri M C Dominic is also in the event along with other Indian delegation.
Visitors are witnessing far-reaching changes in the agriculture industry - due to the influences of nature like that of climatic conditions and amount of natural resources available and or economic influences in the form of developing world's needs. All these conditions will continue to exert their influence not only on crop production, but also on the increasingly valuable harvest. This urges us to invest in the post-harvest systems which are quite diverse, depending on place, crops or products and the different stages of activity involved. In Agritech 2018 - we wish to create in our own humble way a platform to present some of the post harvest methods and processes.
Celebrating its 20th successful conference and exhibition on agricultural technologies and innovations, Agritech Israel 2018 is going on from May 8 to 10, 2018 in Tel Aviv.
Agritech Israel is one of the world’s most important exhibitions in the field of agricultural technologies.
With the theme “Agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions,” this year’s conference is focusing on the challenges and solutions these regions face globally.
Agritech Israel 2018 will also highlight the efforts and achievements of policy makers, scientists, industries, organizations, farmers, project companies and bankers, to overcome desert barriers and agricultural limits, as well as expand food sources.
Israel is set to become a major player in supplying the world with cutting-edge agriculture solutions. Among Israel’s biggest achievements in agriculture are the utilization of its desert areas as greenhouses, and the revolutionized irrigation methods.
Further, Israel has the world’s highest reused wastewater rate and the most advanced agriculture technologies for water heating and electricity generation.
The programme schedule of the conference from 8-10 May 2018, is as follows:
TUESDAY, 08 MAY SESSIONS:
Moderator: Dr. Uri Yermiyahu, President, Agritech Conference
Agriculture and Food Policies in Arid and Semi-Arid Countries
Moderator: Ambassador Gil Haskel, Head of MASHAV, MFA
Family Farming Combating the Desert
Moderator: Ambassador Yuval Fuchs, Deputy Head of MASHAV, MFA
Family & Smallholders Farming
Moderator: Ms. Rutie Frum Aricha, Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Protected Cultivation and Plant Protection
Moderator: Dr. Arnon Dag, Researcher, ARO Volcani Center
Projects- The Global Experience
Moderator: Mr. Zvi Herman, Executive Director, LR Group
Water and Irrigation (Operations, Conveyance, Economics)
Moderator: Dr. Anat Levingart
WEDNESDAY, 09 MAY SESSIONS:
Moderator: Dr. Victor Elchanati, Manager, Agriculture Engineering Institute, ARO Volcani Center
Water and Irrigation (Qualities)
Moderator: Prof. Alex Furman, Associate Professor, Technion
Agriculture Regional Projects and Project Financing
Moderator: Mr. Ami Lustig, Public management Chairman of Agro division at the Israel Export Institute
Moderator: Mr. Itzik Ben-David, Senior Deputy Director General – Foreign Trade, ISRAEL Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Moderator: Dr. Dror Minz, Director, Institute for Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Combating Desertification - Agriculture and Environment under Drought Conditions
Moderator: Dr. David Brand, Chief Forester, JNF
Moderator: Prof. Yoram Kapulnik, Executive Director, BARD