FM Livni receives Chinese Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of MASHAV
FM Livni: "Despite the huge difference in size between the two countries, the ceremony bears testimony to the communal values
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni today (Monday, October 29) was presented with a special Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of MASHAV - the Israel Foreign Ministry's Center for International Cooperation - for its activities in China, from The China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP), which is the nationwide government-sponsored institution engaged in the international exchange of specialized technical and managerial personnel.
The impressive ceremony, marking 50 years of MASHAV operations around the world and 15 years of operations in
The connection between MASHAV and CAIEP began in 1992, soon after diplomatic relations between the two countries had been established and subsequent to the signing of an agreement of cooperation between the two organizations. Since the signing of the agreement, MASHAV has sent over 20 Israeli experts to
MASHAV activities in
From their inception, MASHAV operations in
MASHAV activities in
1. Demonstration dairy farm near
Initiated in 2001, the project formed a part of the Chinese government's plan to encourage increased consumption of dairy products by the population.
MASHAV implemented the considerable milk production knowledge and technology accumulated in
2. Chinese-Israeli International Centre for Training in Agriculture at the Chinese Agricultural University in
MASHAV holds annual agricultural training courses at the university. The topics are determined jointly by MASHAV and the university. Two Israeli experts deliver the training courses, which are each attended by 25 Chinese students.
3. The Western-China field crops project
An advanced Israeli irrigation system combining sprinkler and drip irrigation techniques was integrated into this project. The advanced irrigation methods saved 40% of previous water expenditure, increased yield by 50% and also improved crop quality. Crops include cotton, industrial tomatoes and sugar beets).
4. The Western-China vegetable and flower greenhouse production project
This project encompasses an area of 85 dunams of greenhouses, some of which have been allocated state-of-the-art Israeli technology. The yields of both vegetable and flowers serve as a shining example in relation to traditional crop growing methods of the region.
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