Meet the Christian Entrepreneur Standing in Solidarity with Israeli Farmers

Discover how Kari Warberg Block's efforts are fostering resilience in the aftermath of conflict


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In the heart of the Israeli countryside, amidst the remnants of conflict, one entrepreneur stands as a beacon of hope for war-stricken farmers. Kari Warberg Block, a Christian entrepreneur hailing from the United States, has emerged as a fervent advocate for the agricultural community in Israel, pledging support to those affected by the devastating consequences of war, The Times of Israel reports.

A mission of solidarity
Having embarked on a journey to war-torn Israel, Kari Warberg Block's mission transcends borders and beliefs. Inspired by her deep-rooted faith and unwavering compassion, she witnessed firsthand the resilience and determination of Israeli farmers striving to rebuild their lives amidst adversity. According to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, it was during her time volunteering in kibbutzim – collective communities traditionally based on agriculture – that Warberg Block was moved by the stories of perseverance and innovation shared by the farmers.

“When your house burns down, you find out who your friends are. But in Israel, houses and farms were burning down,” Warberg Block told theTimes of Israel, “In such incredible trauma, you need a friend. The news is not telling the real story and I believe dialogue is the key. As a farmer growing up on a family farm in North Dakota and as an entrepreneur, I can tell the story to the outside world in a very up close and personal way and be a fair voice. I have a large social following and I am proud to say that I am helping Israel as other people are too scared to do it,” she explained.

Motivated by the desire to make a tangible difference, Warberg Block embarked on a mission to provide essential support to the war-hit agricultural sector. Recognizing the urgent need to replace destroyed agricultural equipment, she took it upon herself to spearhead efforts to provide support and empower farmers with the resources they need to resume their livelihoods and rebuild their communities.

Amplifying voices
Warberg Block is committed to amplifying the voices of Israeli farmers on a global scale. Armed with a camera and a passion for storytelling, she embarked on a journey to capture the untold stories of resilience and innovation thriving amidst the rubble of war. By collecting footage and documenting the experiences of farmers, Warberg Block seeks to shed light on their struggles and triumphs, amplifying their voices and showcasing the power of resilience in the face of adversity.

“Israelis are solution-based and the farming technologies and varieties that are being developed defy odds, such as growing pineapples in the desert. Farming shouldn’t work in the desert, but local farmers figured out how to grow tomatoes that taste wonderfully sweet in the arid, salty conditions of the desert.”Warberg Block stated, adding, “There’s a huge opportunity for teaching and learning from farmers here; they cultivate with less water and higher productivity.” 

“Farmers I met with are so open about sharing and I have got them on video talking and that’s one of the things I want the world to know, that they are a good friend to the world, and an amazingly resilient people,” said Warberg Block, enthusiastically adding, “The holistic approach to agritech is what stands out to me in Israel and that it is highly collaborative, and I believe that it is a very good role model for the future.”

Through her advocacy and activism, Kari Warberg Block exemplifies the transformative power of compassion and solidarity. As she continues to champion the cause of war-hit Israeli farmers, Warberg Block's unwavering commitment to service and solidarity serves as a testament to the boundless potential of individuals to effect positive change in the world.

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