Indo-Israel Agricultural Cooperation Project enters third phase

Israel and India signed a declaration this week toward advancing the third phase of the Indo-Israel Agricultural Cooperation Project. On the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in western India on Sunday, the countries declared their intentions to expand the project, which remains the largest venture of Mashav: Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation in … Read more…

National Council approves system to pipeline gas from Israel to Jordan

Despite the uncertainty shrouding Israel’s natural gas reservoir development, the National Council for Planning and Building approved on Tuesday a distribution system that will enable the conveyance of the country’s natural gas to Jordan. Council members, under the direction of Dr. Shuki Amrani, approved a distribution pathway enabling two gas connections to Jordan – one … Read more…

Jordanian parliament member announces pause in gas negotiations with Israel

Although a Jordanian parliament member announced the suspension of gas import negotiations with Israel this weekend, experts close to the issue maintain that a future deal between the neighboring countries is far from over. “The discussions regarding the Israeli gas-importing agreement are currently suspended,” Jordanian media reports quoted MP Jamal Gammoh, head of the Lower … Read more…

Preparations for drilling underway at Golan Heights oil exploration site

Preparatory work began at a Golan Heights exploratory oil drilling site on Tuesday morning – advancing a project that was delayed by environmental opposition. The project, which is being conducted by Afek Oil and Gas, involves three years of exploration for conventional oil using up to 10 wells. While the company has held a license … Read more…

Foreign investors may be deterred from investing in Israeli gas, experts say

As the future of the Leviathan gas reservoir becomes more and more uncertain, experts fear foreign investors are becoming increasingly hesitant to direct funds into Israel’s hydrocarbon industry. Israel Antitrust Authority commissioner David Gilo announced last Thursday that a proposed consent decree regarding the entry of Delek Group and Noble Energy into Leviathan would not be … Read more…

Energy Ministry slams Antitrust Commissioner for delaying Leviathan development

Freezing the development of the Leviathan natural-gas reservoir could have serious geopolitical and fiscal implications for Israel, according to National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Ministry director-general Orna Hozman-Bechor. She wrote a letter to Israel Antitrust Authority commissioner David Gilo on Wednesday night in response to his announcement earlier this week that a proposed consent decree … Read more…

Israeli, Vietnamese dairy experts partner to improve milk quality and yield in Ho Chi Minh City

HO CHI MINH CITY – Parked outside a state-of-the-art milking parlor, equipped with the latest Israeli dairy technologies and monitoring systems, stands a dusty motorbike – its wooden flatbed attachment awaiting the next stock of metal milk jugs. In a country with nearly as many two-wheeled vehicles as adult residents, the so-called “milk truck” delivers … Read more…

‘When we say hi-tech, we think about Israel’

HANOI – Israeli technological and farming management expertise, coupled with a Vietnamese desire to improve the quality of a vast agricultural landscape, provide an ideal basis for increasingly strong collaboration between the two countries, a senior Vietnamese official told The Jerusalem Post. “Cooperation has been enforced and strengthened year-by-year especially after high-level visits of agriculture … Read more…

Israeli-Indian agricultural cooperation springs forward

Former Mashav attaché in India, Uri Rubinstein, with Indian farmers at Tamil Nadu in 2013. (Credit: Israeli Embassy in New Delhi).

With 28 Agricultural Centers of Excellence already in the works throughout Asia’s expansive subcontinent, longtime Israeli and Indian partners are eyeing the seaside state of Goa as a potential next target for cooperation on farming. “They don’t have enough food production and enough effective agricultural production, and they also have a growing tourism industry that … Read more…