The Volcani Center is the largest institution devoted to agricultural research and development in Israel, advancing agriculture in Israel and abroad through innovation and problem-solving.
Headquartered in Rishon LeZion with experimental research stations north and south, the Volcani Center is responsible for many of Israel’s groundbreaking developments in plant and animal breeding, protected agriculture, irrigation, arid-land agriculture, postharvest handling, crop protection, and farm mechanization.
In addition to basic and applied research from lab to field, the center provides practical training at universities and research institutes.
There’s always lots of new research going on at the Volcani Center. Among the projects currently underway are determining proper growth conditions for medical cannabis and building a national cannabis gene bank for the use of authorized growers, scientists, and breeders.
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