THE VOLCANI CENTER
When the world turns to Israel for agricultural innovation, Israel turns to Volcani
The Volcani Center (officially named Agricultural Research Organization - Volcani Center) plays a central role in Israel’s agricultural innovation eco-system.
Established in 1921, before the State of Israel, the Volcani Center is Israel’s national agricultural R&D center. With 200 scientists, it accounts for more than 75% of the country’s agricultural research and innovation and has been the driving force behind Israel’s renowned agricultural expertise. It is a governmental organization and officially an arm of the Ministry of Agriculture.
WHAT MAKES VOLCANI UNIQUE?
Volcani’s scientists focus on
applied research to address concrete challenges facing farmers and provide them with solutions enabling them to enter new markets.
Volcani’s scientists work closely with Israel’s farmers, extension workers and regional R&D centers to develop, pilot and roll out new innovations.
Built around 6 institutes, Volcani's scientists form multi-disciplinary teams to tackle emerging challenges, drawing on all the relevant expertise.
Another of Volcani's key strengths lies in its multi-disciplinary nature, allowing scientists to collaborate on research and solutions. Indeed, the Volcani Center comprises 6 research institutes and 2 off-campus research stations which cover a wide range of agricultural disciplines.
Neve Ya'ar - Northern Center
Situated in Israel's northern periphery, the Neve Ya'ar research center is home to Volcani's groundbreaking Model Farm for Sustainable Agriculture and focuses on health, nutrition and sustainability.
Gilat - Southern Center
Situated on the edge of the Negev desert, the Gilat campus is home to Volcani's Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Agriculture where its scientists conduct cutting edge research to enhance climate resilient agriculture.