Over the summer, a delegation of 18 California policymakers traveled to Israel to explore issues related to climate change, water use and smart agriculture. Their travels included a tour of a water management facility in Jerusalem, plant breeding company Kaiima Ltdin Moshav Sha visit to a nursery near Gaza, a trip to Netafim, an Israeli Ag technology company in the Negev Desert, and a visit to the . They meet with agricultural innovation, climate change and water use experts across Israel
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Climate Smart Israel – a report from Secretary Ross
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Steven Moore, State Water Resources Control Board
Dr. Anat Levingart, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture
Alvar Escriva Bou, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Mr. Aryeh Bosak, South Judaea Growers Association
Mr. Asher Eizenkot, Israeli Extension Service
Dr. Pinchas Fine, Volcani Center
William Wong, City of Modesto
|Secretary Ross with members of the delegation for the California Climate-Smart Agriculture Policy Mission|