We invite agricultural college students from developing countries all over the world to Israel for a one year internship, an experience of a lifetime. Our program involves learning by doing, acquiring practical hands on experience alongside theoretical studies, using the most cutting edge agricultural technologies available in a wide variety of fields.
Agrostudies agronomist Shoval Lavi has built an aquaponics system at the Ruppin campus demonstration farm, the larger of the two Agrostudies demonstration farms. The goal is to present to the students an innovative new growing technique for plants that also has much added environmental and ecological value.
The Organic Green farm, or Yarok 2000 as it is more commonly known, is different from the farms we’ve profiled so far.
It was established three years ago under the management of Saul Rokach who had spent the better part of thirty years farming in the hot and dry Arava region. The farm was originally intended as an touristic, social farm but it quickly grew to unexpected size and success.
Emmanuel Byiringiro is an Agrostudies student from Rwanda. He is a student in the class of 2016-17 and is currently interning on a dairy farm in Kfar Hasidim not far from Haifa.
I asked to speak to him so I could receive a more personal perspective and understand what happened there only 23 years ago, in the spring of 1994, and he agreed.
April 7th, 1994 - the killings began in Rwanda. Emmanuel and his family resided in a Southern province. He lived with his family, his parents, older and younger siblings. He was about six years old.
Gezer farm specializes in dairy cows and has 270 milking cows. At the moment they are in the middle of a small technological revolution. Following a three year agreement with Tnuva, they are installing the new and most advanced equipment by Afimilk. This is also called project G.