Israel wants more Pinoy agri students sent to Tel Aviv
Israel has proposed the expansion of its exchange program for Filipino agricultural students who want to learn from the country’s expertise and advanced technologies in agriculture.
Under the exchange program, 550 college students chosen from 29 agricultural schools outside Metro Manila will be sent to Israel each year to participate in the training program.
Israel Ambassador to Manila Ephraim Ben Matityau told Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during a meeting that the program seeks to develop “leaders of change” who will be trained to use Israel’s agricultural innovations, including drip irrigation which allows dry lands to produce bumper harvests.
The agreement on technical cooperation in the field of agriculture between Israel and the Philippines dates back to 1964, six years after the two countries signed their Treaty of Friendship on Feb. 26, 1958.