Activities    

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

13/7/2016

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