Expo 2015: Italian Journalists Tour the Arava

A delegation of journalists from Italy spent a week full of tours and meetings in Israel in preparation for the international Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan.

By KKL-JNF
April 14, 2015 16:18
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Expo 2015 758. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 
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The Italian journalists’ visit, which took place in early March, was organized jointly by KKL-JNF and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and it was designed to show the guests a range of local initiatives related to nutritional security and renewable energy. Both of these issues are the subject of this year’s Expo, whose theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. 

This prestigious event, which is held every five years, will open in Milan on May 1st and continue until October 31st, 2015. One hundred and forty-five countries worldwide will take part in the event, including Israel, whose pavilion will include a KKL-JNF exhibit. 


“The whole city is very excited as the exhibition approaches,” said KKL-JNF representative in Milan Denise Tanzer. “As far as KKL-JNF is concerned, this is an opportunity to display the organization’s work in a number of different fields.” KKL-JNF will participate in the exhibition as part of the Israeli pavilion, which will display a variety of exhibits depicting the country’s agriculture, water resources and forestry, and its efforts to combat desertification. 


During their visit to Israel, the Italian journalists met a series of prominent figures and officials in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, including former President Shimon Peres and Italy’s Ambassador to Israel Francesco Maria Talo. They were also given the opportunity to split up and report exclusive stories related to their own particular areas of specialization. 


On the second day of their visit, the delegation members went south to the Arava, where they visited the Central Arava Research and Development Station, the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT), an ecological park at Kibbutz Lotan, a solar energy farm, an off-grid village at Kibbutz Ketura and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. This busy day was rounded off with a night-time visit to the primordial landscape of Timna Park. 


The Arava allows the visitor an unparalleled opportunity to experience and understand Israel’s vision of combating desertification and helping agriculture to flourish in arid areas for the benefit of Israel and the world as a whole.


More about food security and renewable energy projects visited by the delegation in the Arava 
The Italian journalists’ visit, which took place in early March, was organized jointly by KKL-JNF and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and it was designed to show the guests a range of local initiatives related to nutritional security and renewable energy. Both of these issues are the subject of this year’s Expo, whose theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. 


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This prestigious event, which is held every five years, will open in Milan on May 1st and continue until October 31st, 2015. One hundred and forty-five countries worldwide will take part in the event, including Israel, whose pavilion will include a KKL-JNF exhibit. 


“The whole city is very excited as the exhibition approaches,” said KKL-JNF representative in Milan Denise Tanzer. “As far as KKL-JNF is concerned, this is an opportunity to display the organization’s work in a number of different fields.” KKL-JNF will participate in the exhibition as part of the Israeli pavilion, which will display a variety of exhibits depicting the country’s agriculture, water resources and forestry, and its efforts to combat desertification. 


During their visit to Israel, the Italian journalists met a series of prominent figures and officials in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, including former President Shimon Peres and Italy’s Ambassador to Israel Francesco Maria Talo. They were also given the opportunity to split up and report exclusive stories related to their own particular areas of specialization. 


On the second day of their visit, the delegation members went south to the Arava, where they visited the Central Arava Research and Development Station, the Arava International Center for Agricultural Training (AICAT), an ecological park at Kibbutz Lotan, a solar energy farm, an off-grid village at Kibbutz Ketura and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. This busy day was rounded off with a night-time visit to the primordial landscape of Timna Park. 


The Arava allows the visitor an unparalleled opportunity to experience and understand Israel’s vision of combating desertification and helping agriculture to flourish in arid areas for the benefit of Israel and the world as a whole.



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