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Israel Calls for Volunteers to Save Israeli Agriculture

Ministers from across Israel’s political spectrum recently signed a joint call spearheaded by Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Moshe Abutbul, asking people to come volunteer on Israeli farms to help save the nation’s agricultural sector, the ministry stated.

After October 7, many people who would otherwise have been working on these farms were either called up for army service, did not return due to safety concerns, or were subject to a “closure imposed by the Palestinian Authority.” Additionally, many foreign workers who were employed on these farms decided to return to their home countries.

To address the problem, the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry “decided to fund logistical costs to bring volunteers to work in agriculture amid the emergency situation faced by Israeli agriculture,” the ministry wrote.

“This includes covering transportation, accommodation, and food for the volunteers in order to fill the gap until permanent workers can be brought in.”

Further, the ministry stated that it supports volunteer efforts from organizations within the public sector to fuel this agricultural effort. The ministry explains the need for this on its website page, where volunteers can go to sign up to assist Israeli farms.

According to the ministry statement, Construction and Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf stated that employees of the Israel Lands Authority were among those to volunteer to help pick fruits and vegetables. (JPost / VFI News)

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” - 2 Corinthians 9:6

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