Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia delegation to gain agriculture expertise in Israel

Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black will lead a delegation from the State of Georgia to Israel this May to attend the 18th Annual International Agricultural Exhibition in Tel Aviv (Agritech).

“The Department of Agriculture is honored to be able to help represent Georgia and our important agricultural presence during Agritech this year,” Black said. “This event allows us to showcase our state’s No. 1 industry on an international stage and will spark new discussions for increased export opportunities and important partnerships for agriculture on a global level.”

During his visit to Israel, Black will focus on key objectives relating to Georgia exports, including pecans, poultry, beef and fruits and vegetables. Water conservation and desalinization will be important topics for discussion during the trip.

“Commissioner Black’s trip to Israel will be a great first step in exploring avenues for future bilateral collaboration between Israel and the state of Georgia in the field of agriculture,” said Opher Aviran, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast. “This commercial delegation will learn firsthand the pioneering spirit of Israel’s agricultural heritage, creating greater collaboration between Israel and Georgia that will translate into technological improvements in the different agricultural fields as well as creation of more jobs in Georgia.”

With a long lasting experience confronting water shortages and desertification, and an understanding of the importance of food security, Israel is in a strategic position to share solutions for the world’s increasing demands. Israel’s achievements in the area of agriculture and agro-technologies are renowned around the world.

Agritech 2012 is a showcase of the most up-to-date and comprehensive agricultural technologies, new ideas and innovations for future agriculture. The event will be visited by prominent ministers, policy makers, scientists, business people and farmers from all over the world. Agritech will take place from May 15-17, 2012.

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