Israel, a land of innovation. Though Israel’s statehood was only established 70 years ago, this relatively new and small nation is mighty, and has quickly earned the reputation of a “start-up nation.”
What exactly does that mean?
Israel is not simply a place, it’s a nation comprised of determined, educated entrepreneurs who have vision and dedication. Israel is a nation of innovation.
For this reason, Israel is “a country of 7.1 million people, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable countries, like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the United Kingdom”.[i]
Israel’s arid climate
Most of Israel’s climate is arid, about 80 percent. While this may seem counterproductive to produce a crop in the desert at first glance, the mineral-rich soil of the Dead Sea region, coupled with the hardy moringa tree actually comes together in perfect harmony, producing a vitamin and mineral-rich supplement… Dead Sea Moringa.
The amazing advancements in agriculture that Israel has made for more than 60 years are emblematic of our mission at Dead Sea Moringa—to provide high-quality nutrition around the world.
At Dead Sea Moringa, we believe in being stewards of the land and taking care of its people. Because of this core value, we take seriously the farming methods of our moringa trees.
We’ve followed the lead of Israel’s agricultural production. Over the years, Israel has developed many innovative ways to conserve water. Drip irrigation is perhaps the best-known and most widely used response to water conservation and increased plant growth.
About a decade ago Israel experienced a severe drought. According to reports, “The use of water per capita in Israel is less than one-third of the amount consumed in California… In Israel, water recycling for agricultural use reaches 85%, and in California it’s about 5%.”[ii]
From this hardship, United States farmers benefited, and Israel’s cutting-edge technology continued. Numerous Californian officials and businesspeople traveled to Israel to find ways to combat drought.
In 2016, “a project based on Israeli research and water technology aims to create one of the first sustainable rice farms in the US, which will reduce water use at the 17,244-acre Conaway Ranch in Woodland, California.
“The method consists of a series of pipes that deliver water directly to the roots of the plant and has the potential to reduce water usage, as well as save on fertilizers and improve weed control.”[iii]
Israel’s drive for stewardship and innovation spreads across the globe, helping other country’s agricultural production thrive.
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea, known for its healing and restorative properties, is anything but dead. Bacteria and fungi are present in the water, and occasional algae blooms. Plants and animals can also live and thrive in the region, despite the harsh climate.
At Dead Sea Moringa, we are excited about our partnership with Israel. Harnessing the land’s potential and working closely with universities to study herbal medicine gives us a clear advantage to providing the best product, for you, the environment, and the economy. Check out more of our story here!