3rd Annual Workshop: Israel, Sustainable Agriculture and the Developing World

The Manna Center Program for Food Safety & Security, the Department of Public Policy, and the Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges at Tel Aviv University hosted the workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together academic researchers, private companies, government and NGOs for an applied discussion about ways to fulfill the potential of Israeli technology and knowledge to contribute to global food security and sustainable agriculture, with an emphasis on smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Agenda

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 View Presentation Opening Talk: Dr. Dov Pasternak View Presentation

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 View Presentation Research Design: Shira Bukchin, Dept. of Public Policy, Tel Aviv University View Presentation 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 View Presentation Discussant: Dr. Miri Stryjan, Dept. of Economics, Ben Gurion University View Presentation

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 View Presentation

Discussion by Representatives of Naan Dan Jain and Netafim View Presentation

The TIPA Model in West Africa

Paul Hirschson, Ambassador of Israel to Senegal View Presentation

Tammy Erann Sousan, MASHAV

Boubacar Sow, CRDES (Center for Research on Social and Economic Development) Dakar, Senegal View Presentation

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

View Presentation 1 View Presentation 2 View Presentation 3

13:30 Closing Remarks

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

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