With new investments, Israel again is looking to Africa

Israel’s development aid to Africa shrunk to its current low levels following the 1973 Yom Kippur War, when most African states severed ties with Israel. That ended a period in which Israel sent some 5 000 experts in agriculture and other fields to countries throughout the developing world. However, there are many Israeli companies in Africa. The Israeli irrigation company Netafim introduced low-pressure, low-cost drip irrigation systems for subsistence farmers, providing them with enough water to raise crops year round. In a Kenyan village called Kitui, small-scale vegetable growers who adopted Netafim’s product saw a 140% increase of harvested yield and a 200% increase in income while saving of water resources. Read more here.
Dina Kraft


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