The wolf paralyzed the agricultural heart of Israel, the threat of a food crisis

The wolf paralyzed the agricultural heart of Israel, the threat of a food crisis
The wolf paralyzed the agricultural heart of Israel, the threat of a food crisis

If we don’t plant those potatoes, they won’t be there one day, to Chivivian, who lived in the village of Jated. It is a region near the Gaza Strip, which the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture refers to as a vegetable harvest country, because at least a third of the vegetables produced in Israel come from there. If he picks it up, we will have a food crisis in Israel, he warns.

Israel’s war against the militant Palestinian movement Hamas has brought the best Israeli agricultural areas around the Gaza Strip and in the north near the border with Lebanon and Sri into a crisis. The army has banned any agricultural activity in the area three kilometers from the border fence and is closely monitoring the farms, their land is located right next to the prohibited zone.

In the north, villages were evacuated due to the rocket fire of the militant Hezbollah movement. Due to the fact that foreign debtors fled and the agricultural cities were emptied, Israel began to grow more vegetables. Those farmers who remain, worry about the future of Israeli agriculture.

In the days after the 7th of June, Chivivian lost her entire family. He was unable to take care of his land because the village was ravaged by armed men from Hams. All his crops of rajat, cucumbers and sweet potatoes lie on the ground and he has to pull them out, he won’t be able to trim the soil and plant again.

A large number of leafy vegetables, radishes, cucumbers and peppers come from this area, according to Uri Dorman, general secretary of the Agricultural Union. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, 40 percent of subtropical fruit and 70 percent of eggs come from farms in the north of Israel.

Height verticality on import

Before the wolf, most of the food that the Israelites ate was grown in their land. Increasing dependence on imports threatens local farms, whose products were sold on the shelves of the store. Last week in Haif, the pistol was fired with the Turkish rajats.

Dorman estimates that the Israeli economy will recover within two or three years. It should be noted that the number of imports may cause concern and the impression that there are shortcomings, which is not the case in reality. If people let themselves be influenced by this and start doing things badly, we will witness the slow death of Israeli agriculture, k.

For Chivivian, the farm, on which he spent his entire teenage life, is the second largest in the world. The first is to pay for a house in Jerusalem, where his wife and six children evacuated from Jated. he was robbed at the bank and half of the foreign workers from Thailand and Rwanda he employed ran away.

My house is empty, the whole kibbutz is empty. It looked like a tornado had swept through them, Chivivian describes. Vlda gave them nothing. We are alone and porn is trying to save the food system, added.

In an attempt to lure back foreign debt to the areas from which the people were evacuated, the Ministry of Agriculture announced that they would delay their work days and their payments. It thus fulfills the purpose of building glasshouses in an attempt to prevent the lack of vegetables and fruits, building hundreds of shelters near farms and supporting the initiatives of volunteers with the aim of preventing the lack of labor.

Volunteers got involved

Before the wolf, about half of the people working in agriculture were foreigners and Palestinians. But since the start of the conflict, Israel has banned Palestinian women from the West Bank from going to work. A fifth of the foreign debtors fled the country and many others went out of business. Due to the fact that Israel called up 360,000 young men to serve in the army, the people are mistaken for a harvested fetus or women of trucks.

In the country, there have been offers from thousands of people who are willing to replace this number of female workers. In the Dafnov family’s 10-hectare orchard near Akelon, southern Israel, volunteers pluck apples from a flooded grant tree despite air raids. Without their work, the fruit would rot.

However, due to the departure of qualified workers, work is going slower and volunteers lack their skills. In addition, it is the most difficult for female volunteers to get to the Gaza Strip farms, as they require a military escort.

Help out at Marcel Wasser’s dairy, one of 16 in this border area. A tenth of the milk produced in the country comes from them. Wasser stayed in Kibbutz Nirim to take care of the bloods, his family evacuated. After spending 12 hours in a home shelter with his relatives on January 7, he found out that five of their neighbors had been killed by Hamsa fighters and eight cows had died from rocket fire.

Wasser, who immigrated to Israel from Argentina 30 years ago, every day even the dog Rocket flows after the cows to feed and milk them and take care of the wounded. I’m afraid for my life, not for the cows’ lives, k. I don’t know how long I’ll hold out, he added.


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