Good News Israel presents Israel boosts milk production in India; providing aid to Ukrainian farmers and much more.
By Michael Ordman
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Boosting milk production in India
India has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel to set up a dairy center of excellence in Haryan. It will include a model dairy farm with 110 cows and train Haryana farmers about Israel’s technology to increase production in the world’s largest milk producer.
Aid for Ukrainian farmers
Israel and Canada have joined forces to provide equipment and training to farmers in the Ukraine. “This agreement is another example of how Canada and Israel can leverage mutual expertise to help make the world a better place,” said Israeli Ambassador Rafael Barak.
Women are starting up in Israel
Chen Levanon describes how the Israeli education system, work-life balance, reserve duty and role models all contribute to the growing number of opportunities for women tech leaders in Israel. Chen gave birth to two children while CEO of Israel’s ClicksMob.
http://women2.com/2015/04/10/starting-up-in-israel/ And Google’s “Campus for Moms” is still running. http://www.forbes.com/sites/giovannirodriguez/2015/04/02/made-in-israel-google-supports-moms-in-start-up-nation-then-other-parts-of-the-world/
Lawn bowls for the blind
The all-volunteer Israel Lawn Bowls Association for the Blind coaches 50 adults with visual disabilities at clubs in Israel. Israeli blind and partially sighted bowlers recently won 2 gold and 3 bronze medals at the 2015 International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships in New Zealand.
Team of Equals
Two soccer academies – one from the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa and the other from the Jewish neighborhood of Katamon – partnered last month to create Team of Equals, a joint team bringing together soccer enthusiasts across the national divide.
Solving Brazil’s water crisis
A delegation of 13 Israeli water companies visited Brazil to help the country overcome its worst-ever water crisis. The Israelis offered long-term solutions involving new technology and also recommended quick fixes using water conservation to maximize existing water resources.
Solar power for Burundi
Gigawatt Global, headed by Israel’s Yosef Abramowitz is building a 7.5MW solar power plant for 60,000 households in Burundi, Africa. Gigawatt Global has an R&D center in Israel and was nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace prize for its solar field at Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
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