Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz determined CTU as the first university in the Philippines that he plans to work with to boost the nation’s agricultural yield—a decision made known during his talk with CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. last month.
Ambassador Harpaz’ visit to the university in October indicated his move to put the university at the fore when it comes to agriculture, as Israel’s international development cooperation agency, MASHAV, has given opportunities to the university’s students and faculty since last year.
MASHAV scholarships have already reached millions of people worldwide including CTU Main Prof. Mydah Kabingue who trained in Israel for almost a month last year on topics related to climate change.
Her being designated as CTU focal person for MASHAV guarantees more engagements from the university’s satellite campuses in Barili, Argao, Tuburan, and Moalboal that center on agriculture.
As of late, on-the-job-trainees from CTU Barili learn from Israeli agricultural experts through MASHAV grant.
Harpaz’ presence at the university hopes to strengthen CTU-Israel ties.
Deputy Chief of Mission Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov and Honorary Consul Emily Chionson came along in support of Harpaz’ goal. AII/UICPA