The Israeli embassy in New Delhi and MASHAV (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) even felicitated Ishwar Pindoria from Bhuj by releasing a documentary of his success story as a date palm farmer.
Spread across 40 acres, the man has been growing exotic Barhi dates, local elite-coloured varieties of dates, pomegranates and the famous Kesar Mango using various Israeli farming technologies since 2006. He started farming in the year 2003.
To understand the existing agricultural practices in Israeli farms, he travelled the length and breadth of Israel, right from the North of the sea of Galilee crossing the Dead Sea to the South for 10 days with his friend, Abner Chin. Pindoria came across several farms.
A year and a half ago the embassy of Israel in New Delhi got in touch with the farmer with the request to make a documentary on his success story. And ever since, farmers from Israel have been constant visitors to his farm.
Apart from India, this farm has been drawing attention from Israel – considered as the ‘mecca of farming technologies.’ This is really a great initiative to attract foreign farming in Indian soil.