Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO
Ahead of Tu B’Shvat, Volcani Center Director Prof. Yoram Kapulnik, today (Sunday, 24 January 2016), presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cabinet ministers with the latest agricultural research developments: New varieties of fruit and vegetables that were developed at the center. The exhibit included the products Israeli development and technology in recent years in improving flavor, extending shelf-life, product quality and making the fruits and vegetables more accessible to the public at large. Israeli agricultural products are winning worldwide acclaim. Some of the exhibited fruits are still in developmental stages and some are already being marketed.
Prime Minister Netanyahu:
"I am very proud of Israeli agriculture and the developments from the Volcani Center. Israeli farmers are incredibly creative; this is a global force. I was aware of this at Milan Expo and more recently at Davos. Many countries, from every continent, want to benefit from our innovations, your innovations. I have revolutionary thoughts about how to use this ability on the commercial, international and diplomatic level. To his end I am interested in forging a partnership between the Volcani Center and countries that are interested in this and thereby greatly expand your activity both nationally and internationally. This is a great strength for the State of Israel. This is especially welcome on Tu B’Shvat. Thank you very much. Have a pleasant holiday."