Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Israel - Kazakhstan Work to improve Food Security

The Israel-Kazakhstan Center, the first of its kind in Central Asia, will focus on demonstration and transfer of innovative irrigation technologies adapted to the local agricultural conditions to improve food security in the region.  

This is just one of many projects that MASHAV, the overseas development agency based in Haifa, are constantly involved in, in many areas around the world.  

 At the ribbon-cutting ceremony: Deputy Head of MASHAV, 
Ilan Fluss, (third from left) and Ambassador 
Eliyahu Tasman (third from right)

The Israel-Kazakhstan Irrigation Demonstration Center was established in Ushkonyr, in the Almaty region. 

The project is being implemented by MASHAV-CINADCO in cooperation with the Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan, the local Ministry of Agriculture, and “KazAgroInnovation,” the local extension services.

The Center’s official inauguration ceremony took place on May 19th, in the presence of the Deputy Head of MASHAV, Ilan Fluss; Israel’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Eliyahu Tasman; Michael Brodsky, Counsellor, Euro-Asia Department, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Deputy Head of Mission, Emil Ben-Naftaly; the Head of Research and Development at Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture; and representatives of the private sector.

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