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Our tech can end India’s drought woes, says Israeli farm minister

Israel has succeeded in making its desert bloom fruitfully and hopes to recreate this in the Indian drought-affected landscape with its technology, besides establishing 15 more Centres of Excellence in Agriculture in India through collaboration with various states Israel Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel, said here on Thursday.

“We need to survey the drought-affected areas in India and see how best we can employ our technology that has successfully created green farming in Israel,” the Minister told Millennium Post, adding that Israel’s success in making its desert a verdant environment – despite less or no rainfall – lay in its key strengths and courage of its beliefs and practices prevailing from thousands of years ago that had led to its achievements in agriculture.

“The combination of Jewish beliefs and scientific ability, coupled with India-Israel collaboration, can help achieve greater success and forward outlook for both countries.  We have found an excellent potential partner here in NABARD and are discussing cooperation in R&D, agricultural startups, post-harvest technologies, water reclamation and water issues to provide solutions,” he said.
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