22 trainees from Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries which is the last group for this year eleven month on the job training program have left Myanmar for Israel last week. This program is part of the bilateral relations between Myanmar and Israel and organized by three institutions in Israel: AICAT- International Center for Agriculture Training, Granot – International Center for Agriculture Interns, Ramat Negev Desert Agro Research Center. The main coordinators in Myanmar include Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries, Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RUMFCCI), Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF) and Myanmar Engineering Society (MES). Students from local NGOs and associations such as Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association, Myanmar Rice Federation, Shalom Foundation, Kachin Baptist Convention, Myanmar Baptist Convention and Food Security Working Group are also joining last year as well as this year program.
The trainees will be studying different topics of Agriculture and Livestock such as modern agriculture and irrigation, computerized systems in farms, pest control, marketing, post-harvesting, animal husbandry as well as agriculture development in arid zones. They will also be given an opportunity to gain field work experience at the same time and expose to various agriculture and livestock projects in Israel.
In recent years, around 1800 trainees from Myanmar have participated in this program. This year program, over 280 trainees from the Ministry and different associations are participating.