Argentine Province of Misiones Minister for Agriculture Visits the Negev with KKL-JNF
June 29, 2014 16:28
While the climate and topography of the green Argentine Province of Misiones is very different from the arid Arava region in the south of Israel, Minister of Agriculture Mr. Nestor Ortega found that despite the differences, there are many areas where cooperation is possible.
Argentine Province of Misiones Minister -1.
An Argentine delegation lead by Minister Ortega spent a full day - out of a seven day road show organized by consulting firms Ocean Business & Excem Technologies - as guests of KKL-JNF touring the Arava.
“We came with one impression of Israel and now after this inspiring visit we are going back with a wider panorama,” said Ortega on the final day of his seven day visit hosted by Ocean Business, with cooperation form Excem Technology, both technology and sustainable development consulting firms based in Israel and Spain respectively. Both act as advisors of the province of Misiones in the agro-technology field. Minister Ortega added that “The spirit of cooperation exhibited by Israeli institutions is admirable. Though on the ground many things are very different from Argentina, I discovered that there is a whole lot to learn from the Israeli agro ecosystem and many technologies and practices could be applied in Argentina leveraging on the Israeli experience. They have a lot to offer.
“To be in the middle of the desert and find this quality of production is exemplary,” said Minister Ortega. “It is an example of what can be done through perseverance and applied research. We do not have water or resources scarcity like Israel, but the way we administer water and resources is wasteful, therefore we can learn from Israel how to improve the management of natural resources
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