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350 Vietnamese students graduate from agricultural programme in Israel

Tel Aviv (VNA) – Over 500 students, including 350 Vietnamese, graduated
from an international training course of Israel’s Ramat Negev Desert
AgroResearch Centre (RNDARC) at a ceremony held on June 13.

Speaking at the event, Alon Melchior, manager of the centre’s international
training courses, said that the 11- month course was designed for Asian
students, giving them an insight into Israel’s modern agriculture.

Trainees could access international standards and state-of-the-art technologies
and agriculture management methods, he added.

The RNDARC currently runs 70 agriculture training courses on post-harvest
technology, husbandry and management skills in agriculture businesses, among
others.

Melchior said that the centre expects to receive 300 trainees for the 2017-2018
course and many Israeli farm owners want to recruit Vietnamese labourers.

Meanwhile, Khuat Van Quyen, First Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in
Israel, affirmed that Israel is a successful startup country with modern
agriculture.

He hoped that the Vietnamese graduates, with knowledge and experience acquired
in Israel, will help develop agriculture in their homeland.

Training courses in Israel have attracted thousands of Vietnamese students
since 2008, giving them the chance to practice English, receive training in
high-tech agriculture and work on farms.

Currently, there are four Israeli centres offering training for Vietnamese
students, including AICAT Arava, Ramat Negev, Sdot Negev and Agrostudies.-VNA

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