How Israel’s kibbutzim are becoming high-tech hubs

by The Next Web 06/03/2018 at 11:23
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This article was originally published on NoCamels. Israel’s collective communities, or kibbutzim, were first established as agricultural projects but have changed significantly over their 100-year history, showing an astute capability to adapt to a dynamic economic environment. Many of them successfully weathered the Israeli economic crisis of the 1980s to develop a solid industrial sector, which as of 2016 accounts for about three-quarters of kibbutz income, while others turned to technology and products, developing profitable businesses. Others still went down the path of sustainable living, developing innovative and environmentally friendly community designs and living methods. Now, the kibbutzim, particularly those in… This story continues at The Next Web