Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund has partnered with the Catholic Church of South Africa and the non-governmental organization Food and Trees in Africa to establish an agricultural school in the South African fertile region of Brits, North West Province.

The school will be built on church-owned land and provide training in sustainable farming techniques.

A delegation from Food and Trees in Africa arrived in Israel last week to visit farms, tour a KKL-JNF research station in the Arava and plant trees in the Sataf forest. 

Last year, MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” in Washington, to enhance bilateral cooperation on food security in Africa, focusing on Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.