Volcani Institute to be Featured at AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.: March 4-6, 2018

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The Volcani Institute, the research arm of Israel's Ministry of Agriculture and the driving force behind Israel's world-renowned agricultural innovation, will be spotlighted at the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Volcani will showcase its groundbreaking contributions to food safety, food security, climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability.

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Our delegation of expert scientists and researchers will be at the AIPAC conference to speak with attendees about Volcani's latest agricultural research discoveries, designed to resolve food safety and security vulnerabilities and environmental challenges posed by climate change.

The Volcani Institute, a global leader in agricultural innovation based in Israel, will be prominently featured at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual Policy Conference on March 4-6 in Washington, D.C.

Accounting for almost 75 percent of the agricultural research in Israel, the Volcani Institute is recognized as the country's leading research powerhouse in the field of agriculture. Indeed, it was recently credited by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an article for the Economist as a world-class research institute which is buttressing the success of Israeli innovations. Volcani's trailblazing scientists and researchers are committed to addressing global challenges by researching and implementing solutions to improve food safety, increase food security, advance climate change adaptation and ensure environmental sustainability.

Volcani was established decades before Israel existed as a state, and it was instrumental in providing the country with the food security it needed to become independent in 1948. After 97 years of improving Israel's farming capacity, and as the State of Israel prepares to celebrate its 70th birthday, Volcani remains the driving force behind Israel's world-renowned agricultural innovation.

"It's an incredible privilege for the Volcani Institute to be showcased at AIPAC's Policy Conference, where they can share their groundbreaking research, which has transformed the agricultural landscape in Israel and around the world, with around 20,000 conference participants," said Tali Gottlieb, the COO of Volcani International, the non-profit dedicated to supporting Volcani.

Professor Eli Feinerman, Director of Volcani, explains that, "our delegation of expert scientists and researchers will be at the AIPAC conference to speak with attendees about Volcani's latest agricultural research discoveries, designed to resolve food safety and security vulnerabilities and environmental challenges posed by climate change."

During the AIPAC Policy Conference, Volcani will host an interactive booth where conference participants can learn firsthand about Volcani's successes. Among the highlights of the exhibit is an opportunity to participate in a tasting of high-quality olive oil. The olive oil is an example of one of Volcani's many international projects, which works to improve the quantity and quality of extra virgin olive oil produced in the Palestinian Authority and Israel, improving the farmers' socio-economic development and building bridges of peace.

Following the 2018 AIPAC Policy Conference, Volcani will again be spotlighted at the International Agro Technology Exhibition and Conference in Tel-Aviv, Israel from May 8-10. Volcani will be hosting a scientific conference and will be a part of the event's central exhibition, showcasing Volcani's cutting-edge contributions to the field of agriculture.

Researchers from Volcani will be available for interviews during the AIPAC Policy Conference. To arrange an interview with one of these highly-regarded experts, please contact Jodie Singer at jodie(at)redbanyan(dot)com.

About the Volcani Institute
The Volcani Institute is Israel's leading and largest agricultural research center. The driving force behind Israel's world-renowned agricultural innovations, the Volcani Institute is responsible for more than 75% of the country's developments in this field. Volcani was established in 1921, before the State of Israel, and today, Volcani leverages its unique multi-disciplinary expertise and innovation capacity to build bridges of peace and address global challenges. To learn more about the Volcani Institute, visit http://www.agri.gov.il/en/home/default.aspx.

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