Israel

IsraelGeneral information

Name of region Israel
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) N. Hot and dry
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Iddo Kan
Contact (ag. scenarios) Ruslana Palatnik
Location (NUTS code) IL
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
 
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • arable-others
  • mixed farms
  • permanent crops
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Water scarcity, lack of professional workers, import barriers, environmental negative externalities

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

Reduction in total precipitations, increase in heat waves and damages associated with stormy weather

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

What are the implications of changes in climate variables (particularly precipitations) on the agricultural sector with respect to farming profits and consumer surplus?How international trade barriers, policies associated with inputs (labor and water infrastructures) affect the agricultural sector under climate change (e.g., profits, shadow values of water and labor constraints).

Important adaptation measures that are or will be considered in the study

Water management is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Irrigation is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Drainage is important to this region.
Species/varietal choice is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Plant breeding is important to this region.
Changed planting/sowing days is important to this region.
Crop rotations is important to this region.
Alternative tillage methods is important to this region.
Pest/weed management is important to this region.
Housing of livestock is important to this region.
Land consolidation is important to this region.
Management of feeding and reproduction of livestock is important to this region.
Structure and scale of production adjustment is important to this region.
Crop insurance is important to this region.
Exit from agriculture is important to this region.
Climate alertness is important to this region.
Political regulations at various administrative levels is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Others is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
  Recycling of wastewater

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
Socio-economyCropsGrasslandLivestock
The VALUE (Vegetative Agricultural Land Use Economic) model -- a regional scale positive mathematical programming (PMP) model, which examines adaptation through reallocation of land and water sources among crops, while taking into account salinity conditions. Inputs include water quotas, land allocation and precipitations. See a model of water and salinity equilibrium in soil-plant-atmosphere: Shani, U., Ben-Gal, A., Tripler, E. and Dudley, L.M. (2007), “Plant Response to the Soil Environment: An Analytical Model Integrating Yield, Water, Soil Type and Salinity,” Water Resources Research 43: W08418. doi: 10.1029/2006WR005313. None None
How are results of of crop and livestock models assimilated in socio-economic models?How is technological progress in arable agriculture taken into account?How is technological progress in livestock farming taken into account?
     

Participating stakeholders

Agro-business or agro-food chainAdministrative bodies or regional or national governments
None Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Approaches for involving stakeholders
 

Improvement of the modelling capability by involving stakeholders

How did the modelling capability improve by involving stakeholders?Effect of the involvement of stakeholders on the questions asked, on the assessment, or on the solutions suggested
   
Points that researchers learned from stakeholdersPoints that stakeholders learned from researchers
   

Further information

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