The Negev region has the potential to deliver real and tangible benefits for regional development, green growth and social inclusion. The report explains how the region can exploit its existing strenghts and competitive advantages, including a niche in research, demonstration and testing in renewable energies and water efficiency.
In recent years Israel has strengthened its environmental policies and now should develop a green growth plan that combines environmental, economic and social policies.
Government support to Israeli farmers has fallen but some market distorting policies remain. This assessment of Israel's agricultural policy also looks at the environmental performance of Israeli agriculture, including water resource management.