Agricultural research and development is the basis for the development of new products to benefit people. KKL-JNF sponsors a network of regional agricultural research and development stations in Israel’s peripheral regions where leading scientists and technicians work closely with local farmers, research institutes and universities to increase agricultural sustainability, profitability, and stability. These stations exploit the natural potential of peripheral regions: climate, soil, varieties of water sources and manpower quality. The cutting-edge technologies developed at these stations keep Israeli farmers at the forefront of their field, providing them with innovative, cost efficient ways to grow produce under arid conditions and allowing them to compete in the global market.
KKL-JNF will continue its research in the realms of forestry, soil and water in cooperation with Israel's universities and research institutes. The research taking place in agricultural stations will continue to benefit the farmers in the periphery by way of enhancing crop production, developing new species and encouraging organic farming.
Some of our researches of international impact are illustrated below, as well as described in KKL-JNF's own academic journal "Forest":