Sustainable Agriculture in Israel

Since 1901 in pre-state Israel, KKL-JNF has supported plant and soil research. Today, that support has grown into a network of research and development stations that develop cutting edge methods of farming in arid and semi-arid regions with brackish water. In addition, cheap and sustainable crop irrigation is possible thanks to the 230 water reservoirs and effluent purifying systems that KKL-JNF has built all over Israel, with the support of its friends worldwide. KKL-JNF's support of sustainable agriculture has turned Israel into a powerhouse of innovation. 

Agricultural Research and Development

Agricultural Research and Development

With the help of its friends throughout the world, KKL-JNF funds 50% of the budget of Israel's Research & Development (R&D) stations for agriculture.

Agriculture for Food Security and Renewable Energy

Agriculture for Food Security and Renewable Energy

The combination of renewable energy with food production has the potential to increase food security by enabling more production at lower prices.

Water for Life

Water for Life

By developing alternative water sources through water harvesting, building reservoirs and recycling effluents, KKL-JNF has made agriculture flourish in regions that were considered impossible for farming.

Land Reclamation for Farming and Security Roads

Land Reclamation for Farming and Security Roads

KKL-JNF prepares land for farming, giving a much needed boost to agriculture. The security roads improve safety in border communities, allowing farmers to move around freely and children to reach school safely. 

International Agricultural Cooperation

International Agricultural Cooperation

KKL-JNF shares its expertise in combatting desertification, water resource management and conserving land through sustainable agriculture and research with countries and international organziations around the world.