Flowers and Garden Plants Head Researcher.
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Marital status: Married, two Children; 34 ; 38
Place of Birth: Israel
HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture at Rehovot.
( M.Sc. Thesis : Effect of Salinity On Yield and Quality of Tomatoes and Musk Melons).
1972 Histadrut Award for Young Researchers.
Ruppin Institute of Farm Technologies – Financial management Studies.
IIRR, Cavita, Philippines – Regenerative Agriculture.
1964-1966 Kibbutz Alumot, Member of the Kibbutz, engage in production of onions, cucumbers and cotton.
1966-1968 Kibbutz Grofit, Head, Vegetable production farm, producing off-season vegetables for the fresh local and European export markets .
1968-1973 Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture at Rehovot, Head of breeding program for onions for processing. Member of tomatoes breeding program.
1973-1976 Ministry of Agriculture, Extension Service. Vegetable farm advisor for the Southern Jordan Valley , Arava region and Sinai Southern coastal areas. Leading Research and Development projects – Export Oriented Off Season Vegetable Crops in Nueba, Ein Yahav and Yotvata. Research on vegetables management under drip irrigation ( Sweet Pepper, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Onions). Introduction of protected cultivation export oriented criops.
Member in the national professional committees on Onions, Tomatoes and Melons.
1976-1978 Chieng Mai Food Complex, Thailand. Farm manager, growing annually some 6000 h of vegetable for processing complex of drying, canning and freezing . Head of raw material supply division organizing planing, growing, collecting and transporting of 1000 m/t of fruits and vegetables daily from 30,000 farmers.
1978-1988 Arava Research Station at Yotvata, Israel. Director. Research topics – Mechanical Harvesting of Export Fresh Market Tomatoes; Mechanical Harvesting of Fresh Market Cucumbers; Year Round Supply of Export Musk Melons; Fertilization of Winter Sweet Corn; Magnetically Treated irrigation Water; Breading of Penpil Fodder Crop.
1988-1992 Kibbutz Yotvata. Managing Director, responsible for all the agricultural and agroindustrial activities of the kibbutz located in the most arid zone of Israel.
1993- Present Negev-Arava Research & Development. Researcher. Research and Development Topics – Development of Pearl Millet Varieties for Arid Zone Irrigated Conditions; Plant Extraction and Natural Food Additives, irrigation, Perfumes and Medicinal Substances; Flower Seed Production and Breeding; Development of evergreen pomegranate varieties and offseasonal production for export.
Additional professional activities –
Missions Outside Israel
1982- Sri Lanka Israeli Delegation For Evaluation and replanning of the Mahaweli Ganga Project.
1983-1992 Regional Planning and Implementation of the Khao-Kor District, Northern Thailand. Follow up Visits and Surveys each Year.
1984-1988 Project International Inc. Chief Agronomist. Planning and Implementing High Quality Vegetable Projects in Australia, China, Japan and Venezuela.
1990- 1994 Camtec Inc. Agricultural Adviser. Planning and Implementing Project of Vegetables for Processing in Sardinia, Italy. Feasibility Study for Horticultural Projects in Tamil-Nadu, India.
1993- Thahal Consulting Engineers ltd. Survey of the RajastanCanal (Indira Ghandi Nahar Project) . Planning of Localized Demonstration Plots in GujeratState. Replaning of agriculture for the states of Tamil-Nadu. A world bank supported project.
1994- Ram Krishna Ashram at Nimpith, West- Bengal, India. Planning of upgrading the Land Shaping Irrigation Project. Hanover Expo 2000 award for the development of "land shaping project in India & Thailand" Planning agricultural development of the state of Hariana &Rajasthan, India, a world bank supported project.
1994-1996 Israeli technology transfer project for pressure irrigated desert agriculture in Lunkaransar, Rajasthan, India.
1994- 1999 Improving date production in Kutch region, Gujarat state, India. Demonstration farm .
1995- 1998 Population and Community Development Association, Thailand. Evaluation and Upgrade planning of Ski Irrigation Project, northeastern Thailand. Lecturing on irrigation and crop planning courses.
1996- 1999 Laos PDR – Evaluation and Upgrading of Agriculture Projects at Hat Dokkeo Research Station at VientianeProvince, fruit trees and seed production.
1997- Planning of development projects, Tamil Nadu, India. Lecturing in courses on irrigation and crop planning, University of Piura, Peru. Evaluating and replanning irrigation project in Santo domingo, Peru.
1998- 2010 Planning and implementation “A cross border desert agriculture Project” in Rachma, Jordan as a pilot project. Planning of stage II of Rachma project- In the vilages of Um-Mathla, Wadi Musa & Say’ideen, Jordan. Evaluation and replanning of wastelands, Gujerat, India. Lecturing, planning and implementing irrigation project in Ganil, Ecuador.
1999 – Planning and implementing agricultural development projects in Mali, Burkina –Faso; Projects in Ecuador, Peru, Thailand
2000-2006 – Projects in India,Collaboration in Jatropa development project in Gugarat state, Farming development in Rajasthan. Projects in Thailand, Ecuador, Jordan
2007 – Agricultural development projects in Mexico and Ukraine.
2008- 9 – Mexico – Rehabilitation of disturbed areas in Quahila
2010-2012 – Kenya- Agricultural project in Turkana North
Haiti- Rehabilitation and upgrading of agriculture after earthquaqe
India- Agriculturak development in Karnataka
Membership in Board of Directors Current and Past –
GIFRID- German-Israel Fund of Research and International Development
Southern Arava R&D
Ardom- Regional Economic Activities
Yotvata- Kibbutz Yotvata
Ben Gurion University- Be’er Sheva ( Board of Trusties)
Ardom Seeds – Seed production co. of Southern Arava Region.
Baron DeHierch Fellowship Fund
Head of Kibbutz’ committees – Financial committee, Economic and Planning Committee. Member of Eilot Regional Council
Over 60 Publications in the Professional International and National Magazines.Additional Info