Professionals from 17 countries arrived in Israel to participate in a special program on Rural Revitalization.
MASHAV and the Weitz Center for Development Studies, a world-renown expert in the field of rural and regional planning, carried out a 25-day international training program on "Policies, Strategies and Support Systems for Rural Revitalization".
Some 29 professionals working in the fields of agriculture, rural development and planning, water management, environmental protection and micro-finance, from 17 countries around the world participated in the training. The program included a variety of relevant subjects such as platforms for rural and agricultural development in Israel; employment of various practices in the private and public sectors; new and innovative technologies developed in Israel in the field of water, energy and agriculture management; ways for adapting these technologies and systems back home; support systems for sustainable tourism and agro-industry; and more. The program included also field trips showcasing Israel’s diverse nature and natural conditions.
Israel gained significant experience in rural development and revitalization. This includes national policies for rural development, the establishment of cooperative rural settlements, adopting novel technologies for agricultural production, and contemporary economic diversification of income generating schemes in the rural population.
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