Agriculture

21Jun 2018

The Volcani Institute – Postharvest and Food Sciences

The Agriculture Research Organization (ARO) – located at the Volcani Center campus in Bet-Dagan, near Tel-Aviv, ARO’s six institutes are responsible for Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, and Postharvest and Food Sciences. ARO also operates four research stations, in various parts of the country, and serves as […]

21Jun 2018

Gender-bender prawns produce higher yields

Innovative gene-silencing biotechnology developed at an Israeli university to advance Vietnamese aquaculture. By Sarah Carnvek Pic: shutterstock In most of the freshwater prawn hatcheries in Vietnam, farmers separate the male and female crustaceans by hand because males are more plentiful and meaty. Thanks to an Israeli research team, there’s now a new hands-off technology to […]

Pic: Hadera, Israel Desalination Plant – IDE Technologies
21Feb 2018

Let There Be Water

Pic: Hadera, Israel Desalination Plant – IDE Technologies Global Water Shortage? Think of this, a tiny country in the Middle East, with 60% of its landmass categorized as a desert, with only a few months of rainfall each year and many bouts with drought, has somehow become the world’s leading expert in life-saving water conservation […]