Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

International Research Projects

The Federal Ministry of food and agriculture maintains good bilateral relations with a number of countries.

These relationships are based on the idea of dialogue between partners. Research partnerships enable the exchange of ideas and solutions and also allow discussions on core subjects.

Based on the call for proposals in September 2013 four research cooperation projects between Germany and Israel with a total volume of more than 500,000 € are financed between October 2014 and December 2017.

The Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for cultivated Plants, in cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Haifa University and the Institute of Evolution in Israel jointly characterize the drought stress tolerance in wild wheat varieties at molecular level.

The Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, conducts research on the safe application of recycled waste water in agriculture to determine the effects of soil properties on the survival of wastewater bacteria and their potential to colonize vegetables. The project is implemented jointly with the Volcani Centre, the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) and the Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

The Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ is working jointly with the R.H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Nutrition and Environment and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel to determine the "Impact of effluent irrigation on soil water dynamics and sustainable land use, especially the synergistic effects of altered soil structure and wettability".

The Technical University Dresden in cooperation with the Agricultural Research Organization and the Weizmann Institute, Israel is researching the role of auxin in tomato flower organs and fruit during development under high temperature conditions.Details regarding the Israel-German research cooperation projects are available in FISA online.

BMEL - Forschungsprojekte international