Agricultural investments in the district

 

The Dairy Farm Reform
The aim of the dairy farm reform is to increase efficiency by economics of scale (partnerships) and implementing environmentally friendly systems. The reform in the district started in 339 dairy farms and now, at its final stages, there are 220 dairy farms, segmented as follows: 11 kibbutz dairy farms, 5 dairy farms in the agricultural school and the Agricultural Research Administration, and 204 Moshav dairy farms. About 8 dairy farmers of those who will retire through the "golden age" program (that gives dairy farm owners a period of time to continue producing milk until retirement due to age).

 

 

Settlement type

 

Approved investment

 

Approved grant

 

Paid grant

Agriculture schools

4,004

1,950

1233

Moshav

241,584

101,957

49,781

Cooperative Settlements

13,499

5,645

3,680

Kibbutz

48,841

19,750

12,613

Enterprises

24,000

9,900

0

Total

331,928

139,202

67,307

 

 

Dairy farm handling during the reform included assistance for preparing a master plan and a building permission plan, and professional consultation and guidance. Afterwards, the reviewing process of the district was headed by the district's director and with the attendance of representatives from the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Dairy Board, an engineer and the dairy farmer. The district greatly assisted the farmers with the proceedings of local and district committees, the Israel Lands Administration and the Ministry of Health. Finally, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the engineer helped to write and submit a performance report for the allocation of grants.