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    The problem of the Negev-Desert, an area which amounts to 2/3 of the total surface of Israel, is the most important preoccupation of the country.

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    The problem of the Negev-Desert, an area which amounts to 2/3 of the total surface of Israel, is the most important preoccupation of the country. It is absolutely vital for Israel, for both economic and security reasons, to develop this desert situated at the south of the country for a large scale settlement, based on pasture, agriculture, without which Israel could not exists as an independent State. These facts have lead to the creation of the Negev Institute for arid zone research, which together with the Institute of Dr. Boyko for Agricultural Research, have made experiments in growing various plants for use as food and for industrial purposes in arid areas, through irrigation by sea-water, which have been crowned with success. According to the principles whose validity has now been proved, it is possible to grow two hundred different species of plants in such areas. In this coverage we see the Research Institute and the Agricultural experimentation areas with plants which plants which can grow by salted water. Workers hailing from different oriental countries, seeming to have stood there since the Biblical times and which are trying to make blossom an arid earth, once cultivated by their ancestors. In the Lab's, Israeli scientists study on the effects of the salt-water on the plants and the soil. Thus they try through the most modern means, to fulfil the old prophetical wish of the Bible "And the Desert will bloom"...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA309UZ3PGVCPS8S2ROW48S6EVW
    Media URN:
    VLVA309UZ3PGVCPS8S2ROW48S6EVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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