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Irrigated Agriculture in Times of Climate Change

Irrigated Agriculture in Times of Climate Change

Dates: 25 October - 7 November, 2017
13 - 26 March, 2018

Climate change has been identified as one of the world’s largest challenges. As the first sector to suffer its consequences, agriculture will have to adapt. Israeli agriculture has been anticipating the effects of climate change for decades and is impressively adapted for arid and semi-arid climates. As a key player in the global agricultural landscape, the country benefits from a prosperous agricultural market founded on practical and cost-effective innovations and solutions, rather than natural resources.

This course focusses on the sustainable methods applied to achieve high yields and food security, while protecting water sources and mitigating land degradation and desertification. Participants will meet experts in the field, producers, distributors and even innovators. This is an immersion course that takes participants to the heart of the "Israeli agricultural miracle".

14 days

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  • Agriculture in Times of Climate Change
  • Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates
  • Irrigation as a response to changing conditions
  • Open Field Irrigation Scheduling in Tropical and Arid Climates
  • Choosing the Right Pressurised Irrigation System 
  • Irrigation System Design and Accessories
  • Drip Irrigation System Workshop
  • Intensive Open Field Crop Production in a Changing Climate
  • Intensive Greenhouse Crop Production
  • Crop Fertilisation Plan
  • Fertigation Application Equipment
  • Seed Bed Preparation for Intensive Crops
  • Planting and Seeding Vegetables
  • Integrated Pest Management and Biological Pest Control
  • Project Management

Study Tours

Vegetable Production in Open Fields
Vegetable Production in Greenhouses
Orchards – Avocado and Mango
Irrigation Equipment Manufacturer
Arid Climate Farming
R&D Farm

*Details in the curriculum and study tours are subject to change at the discretion of the administration.

This programme is designed for

Decision makers in the agriculture sector
Professionals involved in agricultural development projects
Professionals involved in implementing irrigation systems
Professionals involved in the farming of small plots
Consultants in the agriculture sector
Financers of irrigation projects


Tuition Fee- $2,770 (Tuition scholarships are available)
Local Expense Fee $4,250 Double Accommodation, $5,450 Single Accommodation


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Mrs. Vered Levi


Mrs. Vered Levi

Programme Director, Centre for Agriculture, Environment and Water
Mr. Gil Levi

Academic Director

Mr. Gil Levi

Academic Director