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Reinventing Agriculture From the Ground Up

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Reinventing Agriculture From the Ground Up

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To reduce the need for toxic pesticides, Jaacov Katan of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s (HU) Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment developed a solution that has lead to a brighter future. Soil solarization harnesses solar power to naturally control weeds, pests, and disease. This remarkably simple, sustainable, and highly effective method has been adopted by farmers across the globe. Soil solarization is one of the many incredible agricultural innovations happening at HU. From disease prevention to longer shelf life and higher crop yields, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment is at the forefront of developing sustainable innovations to feed our world.

This is just some of the work you fund when you give to American Friends of the Hebrew University. Founded in 1925, AFHU is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in New York City. We connect the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is located in Israel, but its work transforms our world. Its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 8,900 patents.

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