Visit of the German Ambassador to Israel, 23.03.22


We were honoured to host the German Ambassador to Israel Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer and the German Science and Environment Counsellor at German Embassy – Mrs. Barbara Seimetz, at our experimental research farm on Wednesday, 23.03.22.

Both visitors were interested to hear about research and work of the R&D.

Oren Bar-Lavan, the The Southern Arava R&D manager, together with Dr. Jessica Schäckermann, a researcher of the R&D, showed them different research project implemented at our experimental farm.

They were joined by 2 students from the Arava institute –  Mari and Sameh, who are doing their research project as part of bigger research projects of our R&D and by Dr. Tali Zohar a researcher at the Dead Sea and Arava Science Center and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

We highlighted besides others, our water, agro-voltaic and bio-pest control research.

Mrs. Ellen Elend, the Honorary Consul, was in charge of the tour.

Picture descriptions:

Mari Wilson from California USA, Sameh Fuqaha from Tulkarem Westbank, They are students of the AIES and are doing a research internship on biological pest control approaches in date farming supervised by Dr. Jessica Schäckermann, the Academic Director of the AIES and a researcher at the southern Arava R&D.

Oren Bar Lavan is the manager of the R&D, he gave an introduction to the research and goals of the R&D.

Dr. Tali Zohar a researcher at the AIES and the Dead Sea-Arava Science Center gave an introduction to her agrovoltaic research that is implemented in cooperation with the R&D.

Photos: Dr. Jessica Schäckermann and Oren Bar Lavan