MATC - MASHAV’s International Agricultural Training Center – specializes, since 1963, in human capacity building, transfer of knowledge and professional support in the fields of agriculture, water management, environment and rural development.
MATC designs and implements MASHAV's agricultural cooperation programs and professional training activities in Israel and abroad. Our cooperation programs are inspired by the Israeli development experience and combine both practical agricultural know-how and the Israeli spirit of innovation. Activities include international courses and tailor-made training activities in Israel and in stakeholders’ countries, as well as long- and short term advisory missions and agricultural projects. Trainings are held in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Arabic.
MATC works for the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a better world. MATC’s activities aim to contribute to global efforts to achieve sustainable food security by empowering governments, rural communities and individuals to improve their livelihoods through better agricultural practices.
MATC believes in global partnerships for sustainable development, and works in collaboration with international development organizations and agencies to enhance bilateral, regional, and multilateral cooperation for knowledge sharing. Among our partners: UNESCO, FAO, IRENA, WHO, WMO, UNECE, ECOWAS, GIZ, USAID, JICA, DANIDA, MEDRC, SWIM, GAP, CICA, GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA (formerly CIDA) and MEDA
MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible, since 1958, for the design, coordination and implementation of the Sate of Israel’s development cooperation programs and humanitarian assistance efforts.
MASHAV places people at the heart of development, focusing our activities on human capacity building and on the ‘training of trainers’ approach; and sharing with others Israel’s own development experience and innovative technologies.
In alignment with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and as a member of the family of nations, the State of Israel through MASHAV, shares the global responsibility of overcoming development challenges and contributing to the fight against poverty, while leaving no-one behind.