Just like most Arabian countries, Israel is a nation located in a geographical environment that is not actually condusive for farming. This is majorly because half of it’s land mass are deserts with little to no rain fall every year. Also in areas with more arable land, there is less water resources to boost the farming, this would have made anyone think that Israel can never prosper in farming but this is not the case.
When a nation is blessed with intellectual leaders who would do anything for the good of his people, the nation will always develop.
Despite the fact that only 3.7% of the population are farmworkers, Israel still manage to produce 95% of food for it’s citizens and they range from crops like grains, tropical fruits, vegetables, grapes, meat, sugar and oilseeds.
How is this possible?
Even though Israel has shortage of water for Agriculture, this problem was solved by collecting rain water that falls from September to April. This would sum up to 5.6 billion cubic feet annually and 75 percents are used for Agriculture.
Also, Israel developed some Network of pipelines, reservoirs and canals that stores and transport water from North to South. Israel also make use of fresh water sources for their farming.
Israeli agricultural production rose 26% between 1999 and 2009, while the number of farmers dropped from 23,500 to 17,000. Farmers have also grown more with less water, using 12% less water to grow 26% more produce.
What Foods Are Produced In Israel?
Due to the diversity in the climates and geographical environment of the Agriculture farmlands, a wide range of farm crops are being produced yearly. These includes Wheat, sorghum and corns, fruits like avocados, citrus, mangoes, guavas and grapes are also produced. Peppers, tomatoes, zucchinis, melons and other vegetables are also produced yearly. Apples, cherries, pears, cutton and bananas are also farm products.