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BARD's Services Continue

The BARD staff continues to work and provide services to institutions and scientists in the shadow of Covid-19.

BARD's Services Continue

The BARD staff continues to work and provide services to institutions and scientists in the shadow of Covid-19..


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BARD 2021 Call For Proposals

The online application form is now open for submissions.

BARD 2021 Call For Proposals

The online application form is now open for submissions.


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BARD Research Submission Webinar

Recording of Prof. Yoram Kapulnik and the BARD Staff explaining the upcoming submission for BARD research grants.

BARD Research Submission Webinar

Listen to a recording given by Prof. Yoram Kapulnik and the BARD staff explaining the procedure for submitting requests for BARD grants.


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BARD 40 Year External Review

BARD 40 Year External Review Research and Impact Assessment

BARD 40 Year External Review

Research Impact Assessment


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From Concept to Commercialization

Envisioning Biological Approaches for the Postharvest Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

From Concept to Commercialization

Envisioning Biological Approaches for the Postharvest Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables


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Best Wishes Iris

Iris Shiovits parts from BARD

Best Wishes Iris

BARD's mythological bookkeeper, Iris Shiovits, retires after 35 years of dedicated service.


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Antibiotic Awareness

BARD-funded research projects offer a possibility for a non-antibiotic approach to treating Mastitis

Antibiotic Awareness

Although antimicrobials are vital to defend people, animals and plants against infections, their misuse and overuse can lead to their failure as microbes develop resistance to these life-saving treatments.


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Feeding the World

Yoram Kapulnik discusses implications of the corona virus epidemic on world food supply

Feeding the World

Feeding the world amid diminishing resources and coronavirus


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2020 BARD Grants

$7.3 Million for US-Israel Ag R&D

2020 BARD Grants

The BARD Board of Directors has selected the research proposals, fellowships and workshops for the 2020 Submission


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Food and AgroTech under COVID-19

BARD’s director Prof. Yoram Kapulnik was interviewed by Globes (in Hebrew)

Food and AgroTech under COVID-19

We have to shorten the food supply-chain and come up with solutions that enable consumers to reach fresh produce at all times.


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Sampling Composted Biosolids

A BARD-funded study looked at the environmental fate of antiepileptic drugs and their metabolites.

Sampling Composted Biosolids

Many pharmaceutical compounds are active at very low doses, and a portion of them regularly enters municipal sewage systems and wastewater-treatment plants following use, where they often do not fully degrade.


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BARD at 2019 JEDG

US-Joint Economic Development Group

BARD at 2019 JEDG

Yoram Kapulnik presents BARD's accoumplishments at the 2019 U.S.–Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG)


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Leveraging Your Research with BARD

The B-lever academia-to-industry program aims to help researchers in their path to commercialization.

Leveraging Your Research with BARD

The B-lever academia-to-industry program aims to help researchers in their path to commercialization.


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Arizona Webinar:  Agirultural Partnership Arizona-Israel

Webinar with Prof. Yoram Kapulnik (BARD), Mayor Doug Nicholls (Yuma, AZ) Prof. Sharon Megdal (U AZ)), Dr. Paul Brierly (U AZ) and Prof. Dan Blumberg (Ben Gurion U) -- Strengthing US Israel Relations through Agricultural Partnership. Arizona-Israel

Arizona Webinar: Agirultural Partnership Arizona-Israel

Webinar with Prof. Yoram Kapulnik (BARD), Mayor Doug Nicholls (Yuma, AZ) Prof. Sharon Megdal (U AZ), Dr. Paul Brierley (U AZ) and Prof. Dan Blumberg (Ben Gurion U) -- Strengthing US Israel Relations through Agricultural Partnership. Arizona-Israel


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Israeli, US Researchers to get $7.3M

Times of Israel article regarding the 2020 BARD awards

Israeli, US Researchers to get $7.3M

Times of Israel article regarding the 2020 BARD awards


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Breeding Taste Back into Tomatoes

B-Lever Academia-to-Industry

Breeding Taste Back into Tomatoes

The ever-growing demand of consumers for improved quality of fresh market tomatoes has led the industry to team-up with breeding research experts. BreedX is working together with American and Israeli researchers to produce better tasting tomatoes.


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Quenching the Thirst for Water Research

World Water Day this year (March 22nd) was focused on water and climate change and studying how the two are inextricably linked.

Quenching the Thirst for Water Research

World Water Day this year (March 22nd) was focused on water and climate change and studying how the two are inextricably linked. Research around water utilizations in agriculture is one of the key challenges


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BARD Workshop:  Fruit Microbiome

September 9 - 13, 2019 at The National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA

BARD Workshop: Fruit Microbiome

BARD-sponsored workshop led by Dr. Michael Wisniewski from and Dr. Samir Droby, from the ARO


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BARD 2020 New Year Newsletter

BARD's quarterly Newsletter

BARD 2020 New Year Newsletter

The past year has been an exciting year for us at BARD, as we are marking the funds' 40th anniversary.


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Saving the Tomato

Saving the Tomato

See how BARD supported research helped tomatoes combat a lethal pest.


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Powerful Impact from Agricultural R&D

Powerful Impact from Agricultural R&D

After 40 years of funding pioneering academic research, BARD is announcing a new strategic direction, to increase the engagement of academia with the private sector, accelerating the transformation of innovative scientific research into food for the table of an increasingly hungry planet.


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Tomato Genome Mapping

Tomato Genome Mapping

Funded by BARD: Scientists’ new tomato genome-mapping project provides key to unlocking improved flavor..


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BARD Celebrates 40 Years

US and Israeli officials celebrate 40 years of agricultural R&D Cooperation. Pledge to deepen ties.

BARD Celebrates 40 Years

On April 30'th US and Israeli officials celebrate 40 years of agricultural R&D Cooperation at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Officials pledged to deepen ties.


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B-Lever

B-Lever

BARD and IIA launch the new Academic to Business Leverage, the B-Lever Program


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If you love ketchup, thank BARD

An article in Forward.com detailing the contribution of BARD supported research to to new tomato varieties which contribute to the tomato industry and consumers

If you love ketchup, thank BARD

How BARD supported research helped develop new tomato varieties


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BARD Funded Workshop

BARD Funded Workshop

Global Water Reuse, Food and Health Workshop at the University of MD


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Triange Research and Develpment Center

Triange Research and Develpment Center


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Prof.  Zamir - 2020 Israel Prize Winner

The prize committee praised Prof. Zamir as a leader in his field: “He is internationally recognized and involved in international cooperative ventures. He has contributed and continues to contribute to Israeli and global agriculture.”

Prof. Zamir - 2020 Israel Prize Winner

Prof. Dani Zamir from the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith faculty of agriculture, food and environment is the laureate of the Israel prize for agricultural research and environmental science


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BARD Announces 2019  Awards

The BARD Board of Directors met in Israel from June 3-4 and finalized the 2019 submission cycle for BARD research grants and fellowships

BARD Announces 2019 Awards

The 2019 BARD Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Graduate Student Fellowships and Senior Researcher Fellowships.


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Spring Newsletter

Much has happened since the beginning of the year. Here is a summary of all the achievements and events.

Spring Newsletter

Summary of all BARD News this year to date.


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Cornell Dean Appointed to Board

Cornell Dean Appointed to Board

Dr. Kathryn Boor Appointed to BARD Board of Directors


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BARD Workshop:  Managing Water for Agriculture

BARD Workshop: Managing Water for Agriculture

Scientists from Israel and California met to exchange ideas for managing water for agriculture. Dr. Doug Parker, the director of the California Institute for Water Resources: “The goal of this workshop is creating new partnerships, meeting new people, networking, and finding ways to work together.”


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BARD Scientists fight Bovine Mastitis

BARD Scientists fight Bovine Mastitis

University of Tenessee Institute of Agriculture highlights a BARD researh project with the Kimron Vet Inst and Hebrew U to understand the infection mechanism of dairy cow mastitis


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Acknowledging Our Researchers

Acknowledging Our Researchers

Prof. Gene Robinson acknowledged for outstanding research dontributions


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Saving the Tomato (Hebrew)

Saving the Tomato (Hebrew)

See how BARD supported research helped to solve an important tomato pest -- in Hebrew!


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Food Waste for Energy

Food Waste for Energy

A BARD postdoctoral researcher explains to Time magazine how your food waste could eventually power your home


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Welcome Aboard New Team Members

Welcome Aboard New Team Members

BARD adds new staff members


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Video of BARD Barn Owl Workshop

Video of BARD Barn Owl Workshop

BARD Workshop on Barn Owls in Agriculture


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Barn Owls for Pest Control

Barn Owls for Pest Control

BARD Workshop - The use of barn owls for agricultural pest control


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MOU with IIA

MOU with IIA

BARD Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Israel Innovation Authority


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BARD Salutes Prof. Dan Yakir

BARD helped jumpstart Prof. Yakir's carreer by awarding him a postdoc scholarship to Prof. Michael DeNiro's Earth & Space Scinece Lab in UCLA.

BARD Salutes Prof. Dan Yakir

The former BARD Postdoc received Israel's highest honor to a scientist, the Israel Prize for his insights on forests' critical role in climate and the environment.


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David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture

Prof. Zilberman is a reknown authority on water use policies. He has received 10 BARD grants in his acadmic career which have had major impact on water use policy in California and Israel.

David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture

BARD salutes Prof. David Zilberman from the Dept of Ag and Resource Economics at Berkeley on his award of the Wolf Prize for agriculture for 2019.


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A Rose Scented Salad

A Rose Scented Salad

In a BARD Fund-supported study, scientists have genetically engineered a tomato variety that exudes rose and lemon aromas.


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BARD 40 Year Infographic

BARD 40 Year Infographic


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'Gut' Feeling Leeds to Innovative Insect Control

'Gut' Feeling Leeds to Innovative Insect Control

a team of US and Israeli scientists have gained new insight into the intricate relationship between the Mediterranean fruit fly – a major agricultural pest – and the bacteria that reside in its gut. Their findings may provide Agriculture with improved means of preventing this insect from damaging fruit.


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Novel Vaccine for Carp

Novel Vaccine for Carp

A group of US and Israeli researchers, supported by the BARD Fund, have made great progress in their study of the “cyprinid herpesvirus-3,” a major carp fish pathogen. Their research has led to the development of an effective vaccine for cyprinid herpesvirus-3, currently employed by Israeli fisheries.


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