The Israeli government through Economic and Trade Office of the Israel Embassy in Manila conducted seminars in Davao on March 3 and in Manila on March 4 tackling trends and innovations in Israeli horticulture, dairy and livestock, and aquaculture. Israel’s Agriculture Attache Eitan Neubauer traveled to Philippines from Beijing for the said seminars.
“Israel has positioned itself as one the leaders in the sector being a major innovation hub and world leader of agricultural technologies. The Philippines is a traditional partner being our complementary economy,” Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau said.
The Agritech Israel Conference focused “on post-harvest and food loss technologies. As food loss is a major problem in developing countries, participation in this year’s Agritech has the potential to contribute to the Philippines. These technologies can assist to produce more food using the same amount of resources, as well as the opportunity to explore numerous agriculture technological solutions,” Ambassador Matityau added.
Israel Embassy said 3,000 Filipinos have attended various training courses and workshops in Israel in different fields of study, mostly in agriculture. Currently, there are 543 Filipino students from 26 state colleges and universities all over the Philippines who are participating in an 11-month agro-studies program in Israel.