Posted on September 30, 2016 filed under Project Wadi Attir
Project Wadi Attir joins the nation and the world in mourning the passing of Shimon Peres.
During his June 2011 visit to the project, while he was President of the country, Peres proclaimed:
“The might of a nation is no longer measured in the size of its territory but rather, in the productive use of the area under its control. One important contribution of modern day technology is in delivering increasingly more agricultural products from limited resources. Inhabitants of the Negev, including the Bedouins, have been struggling with the challenges of shortage of water and suitable agricultural land.
The development of project Wadi Attir as a model for sustainable agriculture in arid areas is an important step and I am sure that the Bedouin community involved in this project will be successful in Developing innovative approaches which will greatly improve Bedouin agriculture as well as the quality of life of all who live in the Negev.”
President Shimon Peres with Dr. Mohammed Alnabari, Mayor of Hura (center), and Maryam Abu Rakayek, Founding member of Project Wadi Attir (left) during his visit to the project site
President Shimon Peres with Dr. Michael Ben-Eli (left), Founder of The Sustainability Laboratory, and Dr. Mohammed Alnabari (right), Mayor of Hura