Sustainable and resilient food systems that ensure food, nutrition and economic security for all.
To end global food and nutrition insecurity by building bridges between local partners and israel's leading experts to create life-changing agricultural solutions.
Israel is not a sensible place to do agriculture and yet, in barely a few decades, it overcame overwhelming odds to become an agricultural powerhouse. Several factors give Israel a unique vantage point to help collaboratively design agricultural solutions:
1. Expertise, solutions & innovations: Israel boasts cutting-edge know-how and technologies in a broad range of fields, many of which are especially relevant in light of the challenges posed by climate change.
2. Systemic insights: the Israeli experience highlights key policies and systems which played an important part in creating an environment conducive to agricultural success.
3. Unique expert profile: Israeli agricultural experts are hands-on and highly specialised. Collaborative problem-solving with multidisciplinary stakeholders is part of their DNA.
Our Strategic Approach
In response to global food insecurity and in light of Israel’s agricultural experience, expertise and capacity to innovate we work to create 3 levels of changes:
Supporting Agricultural Producers
Building their capacity to be more productive, profitable, resilient and sustainable.
HOW? We do this by building teams of Israeli experts who work with local partners to share knowledge and and co-design impactful solutions. We also fund the development, contextualization and implementation of Israeli agricultural technologies.
Strengthening Food Systems
Enhancing food systems and global leadership to improve efficacy and resilience.
HOW? We do this by sharing lessons from the systems that Israel established and by providing high level advisory and implementation support to governments and international organizations
Advancing Israeli Agricultural Innovation
To develop the solutions that will sustainably feed the world tomorrow.
HOW? We do this by designing projects and raising funds for cutting edge applied scientific research and supporting the next generation of Israeli agricultural scientists.
The three changes are intimately related and contribute to different processes which play a vital role in agricultural transformation
Change 1 - Advancing Israeli Agricultural Innovation addresses challenges identified in the the second and third changes, developing innovative solutions.
Change 2 - Supporting Global Producers
operates at the individual and community level, instigating change from the 'bottom-up'.
Change 3 - Strengthening Food Systems
operates at the systemic level creating a ‘top down’ paradigm shift needed to create an enabling environment for agricultural transformation.
How We Work
The best solutions are created in true partnership and we believe in harnessing a rich diversity of views, experiences, skills and expertise. We do this in two ways.
The VIP Model
We work with partners to create two way relationships that merge local insights with Israel's cutting-edge expertise, experiences, innovations and problem solving capacities.
Replicating Israel's proven approach, we build multi-disciplinary technical teams incorporating expertise across the value chain, and multi-disciplinary project teams integrating technical experts, economists and development professionals.
We believe our work not only creates value for citizens all over the world, but also for The State of Israel.
Contributing to efforts to end global hunger and improve nutritional quality, availability and affordability in produce
Providing technologies and know-how that spur agricultural growth and contribute to poverty reduction
Sharing information and enabling the adoption of more sustainable practices and innovations
Promoting agricultural resilience in the face of climate change through new varieties, protocols and technologies
Impact for Israel
Enhancing relations and avenues for collaboration between Israel and countries around the world
Creating business opportunities for Israel's agri-tech sector
Realizing the Jewish principle of repairing the world, 'Tikun Olam'
Strengthening Israel's position as a global leader in agricultural innovation