At the time of Israel’s founding, it was certainly not a land of milk and honey.
Up North, there were uninhabitable swamps and malaria, and down South, there was arid, lifeless land. Despite this bleak situation, founding father David Ben Gurion had a steadfast goal to make the desert bloom.
And you can see on the Agricultural Tour, that Israel has succeeded miraculously through home-grown innovations in drip irrigation, fertilizers, pest control, organic farming, and water desalination. Israeli scientists even invented the cherry tomato!
This tour takes you to many kibbutzim, the collective farming communities that still persist to this day, to show how socialist values imported from the USSR guided early agriculture in Israel. You will see how these early settlements have transformed today into industrial milk factories, laboratories for developing pest control methods, and more. On this tour, see how Israel was able to take a never-ending drought, and provide water through desalination technology, to the point where there is now a surplus of water!
Whether you have a deeply-rooted or a budding interest in agricultural innovation, you should take Mazada’s Agriculture Tour!