Italian agricoltural research on show in Tel Aviv
A conference that opens on May 16 in Tel Aviv and organized by the Italian embassy and the Israel-Italian Chamber of Commerce, aims at strengthening cooperation between Italy and Israel in agricultural innovation, promoting synergy between institutions and centers of excellence of the two countries.
The event, which is part of AgriTech, the international agriculture exhibition of Tel Aviv, will host Italy’s Minister for Agriculture Policy, Mario Catania, his Israeli counterpart, Orit Noked, and the president of Confagricoltura, Mario Guidi.
In 2009 Italy and Israel signed an agreement to exchange know-how and researchers in the agriculture and food sectors. This was followed in November 2010 by an agreement on scientific research and agricultural innovation.
The aim of the conference, say the organizers, is to focus on collaborative activities and explore new cooperative prospects in a sector that, in Israel, has a high level of innovation, thanks to strong cooperation between universities, corporate think-tanks and companies in the areas of research and development.