Agriculture & Food Technology Investments
Imagine creating new ways to produce abundant, nutrient-rich food in a world where more than one billion people are undernourished and every five seconds a child dies of starvation. Imagine pioneering solutions to sweeping environmental changes that threaten such essentials as water, air and soil.
With our collective future at stake, scientists and entrepreneurs at the Israeli agro-technology industries have been imagining and successfully developing solutions to urgent agricultural, technological and environmental challenges for over half a century.
Some of the faculty’s research achievements and new discoveries include drip irrigation and fertilization; raising tomatoes, fruits and vegetables with a long shelf life and improved taste that prevent diseases; intensive agriculture in arid places; solar disinfection of the ground – non-chemical methods for plant disease control in the ground; and many others in the field of animal sciences, etc.
Israel is also known as a global business center and as the preferred choice of leading global investors and players in all the fields, and in the ever developing field of agricultural technology.
For example, Israel is ranked just after the U.S. for the number of companies listed on the NASDAQ, and for its large number of companies listed on European stock exchanges. Israel excels in its integration of prominent research capabilities and successes and its ability to implement them as part of business projects, which transform its research successes into profitable business successes.
Consequently, and due to the fact that there is no private venture capital fund designated specifically for investments and promoting this industry, a decision was made to set up this fund.