20 September 2015 - 7 Tishri 5776 - ז' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ו
Israeli tech proposed for Mekong Delta’s agriculture E-mail

Local experts have suggested that provinces in the Mekong Delta region consider applying Israel’s agricultural production models and technologies to create farming breakthroughs in the biggest rice producing region of Vietnam.

The experts made the proposal after Matan Nemenoff, General Director of ORCA Group Asia, presented how Israel has used modern agricultural production technologies to improve productivity at a conference on Israeli innovations for agriculture.

Israeli experts shared experience in agricultural production during a workshop held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. Head of the Systematic Inventive Thinking in Southeast Asia, Daphna Murvitz said, “Israel excels in the administration of water resources, geo-thermal technology, energy, and desertification.Upto 70% of waste water in the country is recycled and its drip irrigation technology for desert agriculture is widely applied in developed nations.”

Neminoff said the farming land in Israel is only equivalent to one province of Vietnam, over 60% of which is desert.

Despite labour and water shortages and far distance from export markets, Israel has gained high productivity thanks to its modern agricultural system, advanced technology, and links between the state, businesses and farmers. Vietnam is absolutely capable of learning and applying Israeli experience to create high-quality products, he said.

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