Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University

Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University

Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University increased peanut pod sizes achieved by researchers at the Hebrew University Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences.

The Faculty of Agriculture researchers have developed several programs addressing the rapidly increasing world population and continuing famine in Africa and parts of Asia. These programs include safeguarding stored food crops, intensification of yields, and comprehensive management and economic techniques to ensure equitable food supply distribution. Many faculty and pre- and post-doctoral researchers have worked at RNDARC facilities and with its staff.

Other research projects of the faculty include: developing genetically improved proteins for feed stock, enhancing olive tree yield, using water lilies to purify heavy metal contamination, creating a hybrid shallot, producing melons that consume less water, and reducing the growth times of trees.