Agriculture is a field that impacts all people, so it seems that working together to address agriculturally related issues would happen more frequently. Leading scientists from several African Countries and Israel are setting a new standard for collaboration and have partnered to work to create the Israel-African Agriculture Innovation Center. Learn more about this exciting collaboration in the excerpt below from Forbes.
A team of leading scientists from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia, as well as senior representatives of the Syngenta Foundation -- under the auspices of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and in collaboration with the Volcani Center–last week visited Israel to explore the possibility of establishing an Israel-Africa Agriculture Innovation Center.
While there are no further details at this stage as the talks were exploratory, the organizations have laid out the goals for the proposed center:
- Determine what Israeli technologies would be most appropriate to Africa’s diverse and unique agro-ecological conditions,
- Figure out the best way to transfer these technologies,
- To develop new solutions designed for Africa's smallholders, together with African partners.
Africa’s increased production, adoption, and continent-wide distribution of agricultural technologies -- like improved and high yielding seed varieties, irrigation and appropriate fertilizer application –has created progress in entire economies and in the lives of millions of people.
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