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Israel Agrotechnology “More With Less”

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Israel Agrotechnology “More With Less”

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Israel Agrotechnology “More With Less”

  1. 1. <ul><li>Israel Agrotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>“ More With Less” </li></ul>January 2009
  2. 2. Israel’s Agricultural Sectors <ul><li>Greenhouses </li></ul><ul><li>Water Management Irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Dairy Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Aquaculture </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanization </li></ul><ul><li>Fertilizers and Pesticides </li></ul><ul><li>Turnkey Projects, Consulting and Know-How </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agricultural Characteristics <ul><li>Over half the country’s area is desert </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture Sector = researchers, extensions, farmers and agriculture-related industries working closely to develop new methods in all branches. </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive system of production yields modern agriculture- More With Less </li></ul><ul><li>High Investment in R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled & Educated Manpower </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agriculture Paradox <ul><li>Over the last 60 Years </li></ul><ul><li>Then Today </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Force 17% 2.6% </li></ul><ul><li>Land 20% less </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh Water 50% less </li></ul><ul><li>Product’s Value/1m 3 0.5$ 4$ </li></ul><ul><li>More With Less </li></ul><ul><li>Total fresh product has risen 15 fold </li></ul><ul><li>Self sufficient + 35% export </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facts & Figures <ul><li>300 Israeli Agrotechnology related companies </li></ul><ul><li>170 Exporting companies </li></ul><ul><li>IEICI Members- 100 companies </li></ul><ul><li>Sector export turnover – 2 B US$ </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Markets: EU, USA and developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Main Models of Cooperation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying “Off the Shelf” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn-Key Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint Venture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation in Training & Research </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. Greenhouses <ul><li>Natural restrictions of soil, water and climate led to Israeli-developed greenhouse technologies for high added value crops . </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse systems, including specialized plastic films, and heating, ventilation and structure systems , enable Israeli farmers to achieve superior results: </li></ul><ul><li>Grow more than 3,000,000 roses per hectare per season </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 300 tons of tomatoes per hectare per season, four times the yields of open fields </li></ul>
  7. 10. Water and Irrigation <ul><li>World’s most advanced user of agricultural irrigation – half of all agricultural land under irrigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer in developing innovative technologies and accessories : drip irrigation, automatic valves and controllers, media and automatic filtration, low discharge sprayers and mini- sprinklers, compensated drippers and sprinklers. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-controlled drip irrigation = huge water savings and enables fertigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Global Reputation – more than 80% of production exported. </li></ul>
  8. 11. Dairy Farming <ul><li>Israeli-developed advanced technologies that have revolutionized the industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Average milk production has increased two and a half times since the 1950s – from 3,900 liters annually to an average of nearly 11,000 liters per dairy cow. </li></ul><ul><li>Israel’s dairy exports include frozen semen, embryos for transplant, heifers, advanced milking and computerized feeding systems, consulting, and joint international project development. </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Breeding - Breeds developed in Israel highly disease-resistant, adaptable to extremes of climate and heat, and characterized by rapid growth rate, high egg production and low-fat meat. </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment - automatic egg collector, poultry drinking systems and durable plastic slat flooring that contribute to hygienic conditions in the henhouse. </li></ul><ul><li>Control Systems - Sophisticated control systems maintain desired levels of humidity, heat, lighting, feed, ventilation and cooling 24 hours a day. </li></ul>Poultry Farming Israeli-developed innovations improve production and make poultry farmers’ work more efficient
  10. 13. <ul><li>Fish farming is carried out in the open sea in floating cages , and in man-made reservoirs and ponds . </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the lack of fresh water, fish farmers use closed water systems for intensive farming . Some projects also use reservoir water for irrigation . </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of ornamental fish and marine plants are bred , including coldwater fish, tropical fish and water lilies. Exported overseas, especially to Europe. </li></ul>Aquaculture Israel employs an intensive form of aquaculture:
  11. 14. Seeds <ul><li>Worldwide demand for Israeli seeds and seedlings: </li></ul><ul><li>Disease resistant seed varieties developed </li></ul><ul><li>– durable in storage and suited to a variety </li></ul><ul><li> of climatic conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of European tomato greenhouses </li></ul><ul><li>use seeds of Israeli-developed and </li></ul><ul><li>produced tomato hybrid with long shelf life. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Israeli successes : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seedless Watermelon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resistant Squash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-Yield Cucumbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saucer-Shaped Yellow Zucchini </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid Cotton variety with longer and stronger fibers and high-yield crop requiring less water, naturally colored cotton and more. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Mechanization <ul><li>Israel manufactures and exports a variety of specialized agricultural equipment, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Celery Packing House </li></ul><ul><li>Machinery for Digging Silage and mixing the feed uniformly </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry Equipment – drinkers, automatic egg collectors, climate control systems and scales for weighing </li></ul><ul><li>Air-Blast Sprayer for use in citrus growing and vineyards which provides an efficient cover of the tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Flower Bulb Transplanters . </li></ul><ul><li>Machinery for Packing Houses . </li></ul>
  13. 16. Fertilizers <ul><li>Direct raw material exports </li></ul><ul><li>Local processing and compounding to enhance utility, </li></ul><ul><li>effectiveness and environmental safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Remarkable developments include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application of fertilizers through drip irrigation buried in the ground to ensure that less mobile components, such as phosphorous, will reach the roots directly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled-Release Fertilizers – coated in polymers to ensure slow, prolonged release and delivery via diffusion. Slow release fertilizers allow better exploitation of the fertilizer and less groundwater pollution. </li></ul></ul>Israel’s southern region, particularly Dead Sea area, rich in mines providing potassium, phosphorus and magnesium for the agricultural sector:
  14. 17. Plant Protection <ul><li>Biological materials non-pathogenic to both plants and humans for treating diseases in plants. Effective in treating diseases caused by pests, fungus and viruses in wide range of crops. </li></ul><ul><li>Methods for disinfecting the soil, using formaline as a substitute for methyl bromide. </li></ul><ul><li>Defoliant for cotton and herbicides for early and specific treatment of weeds . </li></ul>Israeli companies manufacture and export pesticides and herbicides for the control of insects, fungi and weeds:
  15. 18. Turnkey Projects, Consulting and Know-How <ul><li>Multiple skills, talents and experiences are enlisted </li></ul><ul><li>to provide integrated solutions that embrace: </li></ul><ul><li>Soil </li></ul><ul><li>Water Additives </li></ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock Varieties, Equipment and Structures </li></ul>Increasingly, Israeli Agrotechnology companies join forces and supply turnkey projects for both crop and livestock development programs: <ul><ul><li>The Results: Improved Yields at Lower Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A win-win situation in a resource-stressed world </li></ul></ul>

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