The center fosters collaborative interdisciplinary research to promote sustainable agriculture while confronting global climate change, water shortage and desertification.
Center members bring together expertise in various biological disciplines, from molecular biology to ecology, soil and water science, and environmental economics.
Novel approaches are developed to increase food production while protecting the environment, preserving natural resources, and enhancing ecosystem services.
Principal investigators from the following departments are members of the center:
Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Soil and Water Sciences
Agricultural Economics and Management
The main activities of the center are:
Providing scholarships for postdoctoral students
Organizing conferences, workshops and meetings
Supporting the purchase of equipment to be used by members of the center in their research activities
The center is administered by an academic committee and a director; current center director:
Prof. Sharoni Shafir