Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, known as MASHAV in its Hebrew acronym, was founded in 1958 as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is responsible for initiating and implementing Israel's development cooperation program worldwide. MASHAV aims at transferring expertise and technologies that have assisted Israel in its own path to development to other countries.
Today, Israel cooperates with over 140 countries, providing training in Israel and abroad, operating on-site demonstration projects and building medical infrastructure in partner countries.
MASHAV is active in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine and from community development to entrepreneurship.
Recent MASHAV Event Review
A poultry production and management training course was organized by the Training Department of Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation – (MASHAV). It was conducted by two Israeli experts (Mr Itsik Malka and Mrs Hagit Arazi) at the School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) at the University of South Pacific in Samoa from the 22nd April to 3rd May 2013.
At the opening ceremony, the Samoan CEO for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fonoiava Sealiita Sesega, referred to the importance of the subject and its relevance to Samoa's national priorities in terms of food security and sustainable development. The regional course saw participants arrive from Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, with more than 50 participants, (both University staff and students, as well as the director of the University itself. At the closing ceremony, The Samoan Minister for Agriculture, Le Mamea Ropati Mualia spoke highly of the development that Israel has achieved in agricultural technologies and how it has shared these with developing countries.
UPCOMING MASHAV PROGRAMS:
No current upcoming programs, this section will be updated shortly.