Agriculture Students Set for Israel Internships

Photo: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

PHNOM PENH – The Royal University of Agriculture will send 255 students, of whom 39 are female, to Israel for 11-month internships.

Tith Dina, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, says the internships help promote education, training and practical skills in agriculture.

The students will be able to seek agricultural productivity solutions in a timely and effective manner, the minister said at a meeting with the students on Sep. 1.   

Pin Thira, the International Cooperation Office director at the Royal University of Agriculture, said the successful candidates are Year-3 students with good health and acceptable English.

They will be in five groups, with the first group leaving on Sept. 6.

Each group might consist of 40 to 60 students, depending on the workplace quotas. The students will be involved in animal science, farming mushrooms, growing flowers and planting fruit.

Thira said the students will gain hands-on experience.

As in previous years, the students were selected from the RUA through cooperation with the Agrostudies Agriculture Capacity Company.

The number of students selected this year is greater than that in 2022, which was 250 students — including 30 females. Thira said the number might increase if cooperation gets better.

Thira said students from the University of Heng Samrin Thbongkhmum, the Kampong Cham National School of Agriculture and Svay Rieng University are also to take up internships in Israel.

Since 2008, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture have supported the program to help more than 1,700 Cambodian agriculture students build capacity through practical and professional knowledge transfer.  

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