Israel's spirit of enterprise is no secret. Ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive are very much part of the country's psyche. Everyone knows Israel as the “startup nation," but it is at the forefront of more than technology. Israel is also making good use of its formidable creative and intellectual energies in agriculture, education, science, and humanitarian aid. The solutions Israelis are seeking affect all of us, across every border on the planet. Israel is a place of innovation—perhaps due to its mix of cultural cross-pollination, the challenge of the land, a long tradition of problem solving, and just plain chutzpah.
In a greenhouse in the Negev, crops thrive with the help of drip irrigation. Photo by and © 2016 Vision Studio