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Arava Interanational Center for Agriculture Training

The Arava International Center for Agriculture Training (AICAT) was established in Sapir, in 1994 with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture.

The center trains over 1,000 students annually from Academic Institutes from over 13 countries worldwide

The Center’s program is based on the principle of Learning by Doing. The winning combination of practical training on an advanced and modern farm, theoretical studies, professional guided tours of the area and community life provides the students  a unique and rich experience.

Academic Impact

The students return home with theoretical and practical skills crucial for their countries’
future food security.  AICAT alumni academic education in Israel and abroad

Economic Impact

Our graduates establish successful model farms and businesses. AICAT alumni  integrate professionally in the public and private sector helping their local econmics.

Social Impact

The students become community leaders and agricultural mentors. They change their way of thinking from a traditional way to innovative  “out of the box” thinking.

Partner countries

The center trains usually over 1,000 students annually from Academic Institutes from countries mostly in Africa and Asia.

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The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Thailand to the west, Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east.

The first AICAT cohort arrived in 2012

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country in the central Atlantic Ocean,  700 km off  mainland Africa

The first AICAT cohort arrived in 2019


The Gambia

The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline.

The first AICAT cohort arrived in 2019

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Located in the Heart of Africa, Kenya, officially known as The Republic of Kenya. 

The first AICAT cohort from Kenya arrived in 2016

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Officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, this sovereign state is found in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos  and China.

The first AICAT cohort arrived in 2014 

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Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has maintained its independence since the 13th century. 

Thailand was the first country to begin cooperation with AICAT  – with just 25 students!

The first AICAT cohort arrived in 1994

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Vietnam (officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)  is bordered by China, Laos, Cambodia.  Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1975.

The first AICAT cohort arrived in 2005 

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