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If you see a beautiful fish – it could be from Israel’s Arava Desert

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Check out this clip, which shows some of the innovative industries that are flourishing in Israel’s Arava Desert. This water scarce area provides 60% of Israel’s fresh vegetable exports. One case shows how a corn field is watered by a desalination plant…that is powered by solar panels (now that’s environmental!). A surprising growth engine for the region is the ornamental fish industry: the Arava Desert is home to no less than 18 ornamental fish growers, and they make Israel the sixth largest exporter in the world of ornamental fish. Alon Gadliel, Director of the Arava Research and Development Center, explains the background and technological expertise needed to grow ornamental fish in the desert.

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    Agriculture, Wastewater Reclamation, Water
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