This past fall has been a very busy, multicultural period for Agrostudies as 8 new countries joined the program and sent interns to to Israel for an 11 month internship. Ecuador is one these is new partner nations, having sent its first delegation of students in the fall of 2013. The first 6 students from Ecuador are currently studying advanced horticulture in Spanish at the Kfar Silver campus and are living in the beautiful Hevel Lachish region.
To mark this momentous occasion, the Ambassador of Ecuador, Mr. Guillermo Bassante Ramirez met with Yaron Tamir, CEO of Agrostudies and Inbal Shoval, COO & International Affairs, as well as the students from his country to discuss their plans and expectations from the upcoming year, and their impressions thus far.
Shortly after they met we had a short chat with the Ambassador, who was kind enough to answer a few of our questions:
Hello Mr. Ambassador, thank you for making time to talk to us.
It is my pleasure.
Could you tell me what your impressions are of the Agrostudies program?
My impressions are very good. the program is important for Latin American countries because it contributes to the knowledge of the professionals and opens windows for agrarian training in our country.
Do you have any aspirations regarding Agrostudies in the future?
To increase the number of students in the program as this program is very important to Ecuador.
Did the students give you any feedback about the program?
They are very glad to be here and they are studying and working hard to succeed.
Do you know what they plan to do in the future with this knowledge?
The future is up to them. They have the knowledge and then they can continue and use it for the their own benefit and that of the country.