Israel, Sustainable Agriculture and the Developing World

Third Annual Workshop

July 13,  2016

Tel-Aviv University


With Cooperation of the Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security and the Department of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University


9:15 Gathering and Refreshments

9:30-10:00 Opening Session

Greetings: Prof. Itai Sened, Head, School of Social and Policy Studies Chair, Department of Public Policy

Head, Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solution to Global Challenges, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Nir Ohad, Director, Manna Center Program for Food safety and Security, Tel Aviv University

Introduction: Dr. Ram Fishman, Dept. of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

Opening Talk: Dr. Dov Pasternak

10:00 - 10:30 Dissemination of Improved Inputs: The Fair Planet Project in Ethiopia

Description of the Project: Dr. Alon Haberfeld / Shoshan Haran, Fair Planet

Research Design: Shira Bukchin, Dept. of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

Discussant: Prof. Yotam Margalit, Dept. of Political Science, Tel Aviv University

10:30 - 11:00 Behavior Change and WASH: The NALA Project in Ethiopia

Project Description: Prof. Zvi Bentwich, Head of the the Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS (CEMTA), Ben Gurion University

Discussant: Dr. Miri Stryjan, Dept. of Economics, Ben Gurion University

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 Spreading Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation in Large Scale: The Ramthal Project in India

Yoav Rothler, Dept. of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University

Discussion by Representatives of Naan Dan Jain and Netafim

The TIPA Model in West Africa

Paul Hirschson, Ambassador of Israel to Senegal

Tammy Erann Sousan, MASHAV

12:00 - 12:45 Finance for Development

Moderator: Leehe Skuler

Dan Schonfeld, Head of Finance, Vital Capital

Sarai Kemp, VP BD, Trendlines agtech

Rona Ben Zion Galezer, Greensoil Investments

Oded Distel, NewTech

12:45 - 13:30 Early Stage Innovations and Potential Areas for Future Activity - Rapid Presentations (5 minutes per presentation).

Moderator: Dr. Efrat Oron, Manna Center Program for Food safety and Security, Tel Aviv University

13:30 Closing Remarks

Prof. Alon Tal, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben Gurion University