The Negev Foundation supports the interests of the Negev anticipating that economic self-sufficiency will eventually replace dependence on philanthropy. However, for research and development activities to continue there will always be a need for individual, foundation and government grants. Since its inception, The Negev Foundation has provided over $5 million in funding to the following institutions and programs: Ramat Negev Desert AgroResearch Center for capital projects, research studies and technology transfer Faculty of Agriculture at Hebrew University of Jerusalem towards combating famine through expeditious food storage planning Institute for Applied Research at Ben-Gurion University for research programs and technology transfer Arava research stations for research programs and technology transfer "Am-Shav" Technological Applied Development Center to promote development of industry providing economic opportunities and employment in the Negev Hopi/US/Israel Agriculture Initiative for the transfer of Israeli agritechnology to Arizona benefiting the Hopi Native Nation Study and collaboration with ADM, Inc. for synergistic opportunities between US and Israeli integrated agricultural projects Study and fact finding mission to Israel for Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and Agro Power Development, Inc. executives Collaboration with Grow Tech Finance & Development Ltd. towards promotion of agribusiness Brand development and certification of the Desert Sweet™ label for all Negev agricultural products grown using brackish water irrigation technology Research studies and technology transfer of organic agriculture in the Negev Arava Growers for the export of Desert Sweet™ brackish water irrigated produce Ramat Negev Regional Council to promote agribusiness Cleveland-Negev Connection to promote collaboration between the Cleveland and Ramat Negev communities Negev Development Scholarship Fund. Providing financial support to students studying desert agriculture or other vocational skills in Israel and plan on living and working in the Negev
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