The Office of Agriculture and Science Affairs of Israel, aims to promote and
facilitate bilateral and international agricultural cooperation between Israel,
the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The mission focuses on the wide spectrum of agriculture, research and
development, trade, technology, agro-business and development cooperation.
Agriculture and Rural Development is of major importance in Israel, reflected
on an integrated, varied and diversified agriculture and rural sector.
Israel’s unique semi arid conditions combined with limited land and water
resources dictate research, innovation and technologically driven intensive
agricultural practices and systems.
This is characterized by combining agro-technologies, intensive production
practices, efficient water management, recycling and utilization of marginal
water and recycled resources, greenhouse production systems, soil conservation
and sustainable natural resources protection and management.
Agriculture, rural development, R&D and extension to farmers is also an
integral part of Israel’s international development cooperation agenda, by
sharing know how, technologies and agriculture development experience the world
over. This is aimed to face the global development challenges for a sustainable
food security, adaptation to climate change, for the enhancement of people’s
livelihood and economic growth.