A cow breeding farm in Israel (Photo: VNA)

Tel Aviv (VNA) – More than 130 students, including 50 Vietnamese nationals, on June 28 graduated from an international agricultural programme at the Sedot Negev Agriculture Centre in the south of Israel.

At the graduation ceremony, Shlomo Nezer, manager of the centre’s training programme, noted that the course, the fourth of its kind, was designed for students from Asia and Africa.

Due to the excellent performance of Vietnamese students, the centre decided to increase the number of Vietnamese attending the following course to 65, he said.

Meanwhile, Khuat Van Quyen, First Secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in Israel, affirmed that the 11-month training course gave the students an insight into the modern agriculture of Israel.

He expressed his hope that the Vietnamese graduates, will use their knowledge acquired in Israel con contribute to agriculture development in their homeland.

Professor Yiftach, director of the Katif Research Centre under the Sedot Negev Agriculture Centre, told Vietnam News Agency that many Israeli farm owners want to recruit Vietnamese students due to their industriousness and creativeness.

During their stay in Israel, the students also have opportunities to practice English, and receive a minimum stipend of 1,000 USD per month excluding tax and accommodation fees.

Currently, there are four Israeli centres offering training for Vietnamese students, including AICAT Arava, Ramat Negev, Sdot Negev and Agrostudies.-VNA