ECOWAS delegation with
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (center)
and MASHAV head Gil Haskel (second from right)
at the Volcani Center in Beit Dagan
(photo credit:SHARON UDASIN)
The conference participants began their trip by learning about water and land management techniques, dairy technologies and agricultural extension, at the MASHAV Agricultural Training Center on Kibbutz Shefayim near the central coast.
They also met with several Israeli agricultural technology companies and startups.
At the Volcani Center, the visitors spoke with researchers and were shown a variety of fruits, vegetables and other crops grown in harsh climatic conditions.