Postharvest Objective: To maximize postharvest quality and health value, as well as storability and shelf-life of local produce... Machinery & Technology Objective: To develop improvements in machinery and technology in agriculture fully suited for the conditions ... Soil & WaterObjective: To develop irrigation regimes that can secure both long-term agricultural success and environmental protection. Horticulture– Seed production – R&D activity aiming to build profitable branch while securing the IP of Arava R&D. Flowers & Ornamental Plants Objective: To produce seeds of new flower varieties and ornamental species for the use of cut flowers Plant Protection Objective: To learn to cope with the challenges of plant protection in the Arava desert... Vegetables Objective: To promote profitable vegetable production in the Southern Arava. Trials to find new, improved... AgroecologyAgroecology is defined by the OECD, which combines the relationships between agriculture, agricultural produce and the environment. AnimalsThe Animal Research Unit of Southern Arava R&D has made its priority to research appropriate cooling systems for the local dairy industry. statisticsModern statistics can trace its origins to agricultural research. R.A. Fisher did his ground breaking work in Rothamsted Agricultural Research Station.