By: NaanDanJain Lior Peleg (2011)
Banana is a tropical crop, grown mainly in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Yet, surprisingly, it is the most consumed fruit in the Israeli market. However, climatic conditions in Israel are not optimal for this crop.
Water, which is highly consumed by the banana crop, is scarce and costly, therefore local growers face the great challenge of getting the most out of their plantations, while optimizing the use of water.
The new research station is an initiative of "Bananot Hahof" who, together with crop expert-agronomist Hanan Ben Shalom, decided to investigate the optimization of banana growing in the Carmel beach area, where their plantations are located.
NaanDanJain accepted the challenge of designing and supplying the required materials for this unique project.
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