​Agricultural demonstration project activities are an important component of CINADCO’s professional and operational agenda. This involves development, planning and professional servicing of demonstration oriented project activities.

The concept is a bottom-up development approach of practical operations at focal demonstration and training sites located at the actual rural field level. The projects are engaged in a range of agricultural practices together with professional and practical activities, training, transfer of know-how and technologies. The scope of these demonstration oriented projects is to trigger direct development impact at the project level and its vicinity and on development orientation at national levels. These agricultural demonstration farms, which are principally market oriented, are established as model projects which could be replicated in other parts of the country or transferred to other countries with similar conditions.
CINADCO has developed and professionally operates such demonstration and training project modalities. These modalities reflect different development situations, technological levels, target groups and forms of implementation and operation. Some of the project activities are related to agricultural reform programs, support systems and extension for family farms, R&D, water resource development and irrigation programs and schemes, dairy and animal husbandry development. Others are related to horticulture and crop diversification and sharing of innovative technologies adapted to specific local conditions.
Special emphasis is given to issues related to the promotion of agribusiness initiatives and market-oriented production.
These projects are supported by expert advisory missions, feasibility and development planning programs and relevant trainings.

Selected projects and activities: 
Agricultural demonstration projects such as Centers of Excellence, focus on innovative R&D, extension, know-how, and out-sourcing of technical advisory services. These projects consist of actual appropriate technologies for demonstration purposes such as Applied Research that provides solutions to the farmers, addressing gaps via implementation of Israeli technology and know-how tailored to local conditions.
These Centers of Excellence develop into a self-sufficient platform in the aspect of HR, accumulated knowledge & operating capabilities and serve as a provider of out-sourcing support services and transfer of knowledge to the farmers .
In addition, the centers act as a meeting point and working environment for Train the Trainer (TTT) activities and extension, the linking element between the applied research and the farmers , Academy, Government to cooperate towards fruitful achievements. 
These Centers of Excellence develop into a self-sufficient platform in the aspect of HR, accumulated knowledge & operating capabilities and serve as a provider of out-sourcing support services and transfer of knowledge to the farmers .
In addition, the centers act as a meeting point and working environment for Train the Trainer (TTT) activities and extension, the linking element between the applied research and the farmers , Academy, Government to cooperate towards fruitful achievements. 

2018 Agricultural development projects , in cooperation with MASHAV.

India : This partnership evolved into the Indo-Israel Agricultural Project (IIAP), under the Indo Israel Action Plan, based on a MOU signed by Agricultural ministers of India and Israel in 2006. Currently, the program integrates demonstration activities in 29 Centers of Excellence throughout different States: Haryana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram and Bihar. Each Center specializes in a specific agricultural branch- vegetables cultivation, cut flowers, mango, citrus, pomegranate, dates and beekeeping. 
CINADCO provides and coordinates the professional advisory and training activities supporting the project.

Vietnam: As part of a cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, a demonstration farm on dairy production was established near Ho Chi Minh City.  The main focus was put on consultancy services in the field of nutrition and reproduction.     




Myanmar: Aiming at water use efficiency and increasing vegetable production, a professional program on modern irrigation technologies supporting smallholder farmers in arid and semi-arid areas was carried out in cooperation with Global Affairs Canada, MEDA and Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. 

Cambodia: Cooperation with the Royal University of Agriculture of Cambodia (RUA). The program aims at sharing Israel’s experience in irrigation technologies and practices in order to improve water use efficiency and generate diversified income streams, taking into consideration the adaptability of methods and technologies under local conditions in the field of vegetable growing and management.
 
Colombia: The Dairy Cattle project, which is jointly, conducted with Cesar Department deals with different dairy-production activities such as nutrition, reproduction, milk quality etc. The goal of the project is to increase milk yields in Cesar Department by encouraging local farmers to adopt technologies and implement management models for milk production.  

Honduras: Two projects that carried out in partnership with the Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock:
A professional program conducted to promote integration of appropriate agro-technologies in the field of water use efficiency. The program is carried out by an Israeli agricultural expert based in Honduras and assigned to the program on a long-term mission. 
Enhancing milk production of Honduran dairy sector, training and sharing knowhow with  different stakeholders aiming at improving the capacity building.  

Paraguay: A short consultancy mission was conducted to observe study and evaluate the conditions at the Research Center CETAPAR (Colonia Yguazu) in the region of Alto Paraná, for the establishment of a Center of Excellence for irrigation and vegetable crops production in open fields. 

Togo: A demonstration plot was donated by Israel to ITRA -Institute Togolais De Recherche Agronomique as part of its commitment to Togo to support the local farmers in the fields of irrigation and vegetable production. On the spot training on vegetable production followed by a professional visit to Israel was organized by CINADCO.

Rwanda: Mulindi Horticulture Centre of Excellence for Agriculture and Rural Development focuses on three main agricultural components: capacity building, implementation of modern technologies, knowhow and transfer of knowledge. 
Professional On the Spot training activities were coordinated by CINADCO and were carried out by MASHAV-CINADCO’s experts at the center.



Within the framework of the “Israel-Germany Africa Initiative.” Collaborating with the GIZ Israeli Experts preformed training activities and consultancies in Ethiopia, Cameroon and Ghana in the field of irrigation and horticulture production.

Cameroon: A vegetable nursery was donated by MASHAV to EPAB (Ecole Pratique d'Agriculture de BINGUELA) Agriculture school, Binguela. Israeli experts travelled to Binguela to work with and assist the local team to establish, operate and maintain the nursery. 

Cote d'Ivoire: A demonstration plot was established at Yamoussoukro College. The plot was designed as an extension tool to offer field practical experience to farmers in region; an Israeli expert oversaw the planning.
 
Ukraine: The Horticulture Project, UHBDP in cooperation with Global Affairs Canada and MEDA in four southern Ukrainian oblasts of Kherson, Mikolayev, Odessa, and Zaporizhya, focuses on the activity of Ukraine Horticulture Business Development and includes three principal components: Capacity building, know-how and knowledge transfer and implementation of modern technologies.
During 2018 two short-term consultancy missions were held in Ukraine and a professional visit to Israel in all the relevant topics.