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Israel Agritech 2018

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:

Public Policy
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:

Smart Agriculture

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
Africa

Moderator: Mr. Itzik Ben-David, Senior Deputy Director General – Foreign Trade, ISRAEL Ministry of Agriculture and

Rural Development

Soil

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

Crops

Moderator: Prof. Yoram Kapulnik, Executive Director, BARD



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