I am a farmer, living in Moshav Paran since 1985. I was a high school teacher for 15 years in the Arava regional school. Since 2006, I coordinate the research on fruiting trees, herbs and spices at the R&D. Some of my current projects are: - Introduction of varieties of pitaya and apricot as alternative crops for the Arava farmers. - Date palms – agrotechnics and pest control. - Basil – pest control, improved yield and post-harvest storage.