The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Located in Rehovot and ranked among the world’s leading agricultural schools, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment is the single institute of higher education in Israel that offers academic degrees in agriculture, and is home to Israel’s only school of veterinary medicine.
At the faculty, teaching and research activities advance modern agriculture and increase sustainable food and water resources, while training tomorrow's scientists and agriculturists. Our goal is to promote basic, fundamental and applied research in agriculture, while serving as pioneers in the development of food production and sustainability for the benefit of humanity. We provide excellent training to our students so that they, too, can become leaders in the fields of agriculture, food, nutrition, and environment in academia, public and governmental organizations, and the private sector.
The faculty’s vision, defined years before terms such as global warming, food security, and sustainability gained public popularity, centers on "feeding future generations through modern, knowledge-based agriculture, while preserving the quality of the environment." We have improved agricultural practices and increased yields of fruits, vegetables, grain crops, flowers and cotton; tackled pest damage and soil contamination; produced ground-breaking innovations in irrigation techniques; and more.