Name of the Organization : Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Type of Facility : Application of Freedom of Information Law
Country : Israel
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Official Website : http://www.moag.gov.il/en/Pages/default.aspx
Application of Freedom of Information Law :
** In accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (1998), every Israeli citizen or resident has the right to obtain information from a public authority (written, recorded, filmed, photographed, or computerized).
Related : MOAG Request for Freedom of Information Act to Custodian Israe : www.statusin.org/5609.html
According to the Freedom of Information Law, the handling of enquiries to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development derives primarily from the approach that openness and transparency are the authority’s obligation to the citizen.
** The Freedom of Information Law determines the citizen’s rights to obtain information from the public authorities, and the authority’s obligation to provide the information.
** The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development tries to implement not only the letter of the law, down to its particulars and fine details, but also its spirit, with meticulousness and particular care towards the rights of those making inquiries, as well as the rights of the objects of the inquiry.
Submitting an application to the custodian :
** To obtain information, please turn to the custodian for the Freedom of Information Law by email, at
** Application form : for information through the Freedom of Information Law
Payment of fees :
According to amendments 2 and 3 to the Amendments to the Freedom of Information Regulations (fees) 5759-1999, obtaining information through the Freedom of Information Law is subject to payment of a fee.
** Request fee : NIS 98
** Location and Handling fee : will be calculated at the rate of NIS 53 for each work hour spent locating or selecting the information, or other handling for the request, starting with the third hour.
** Production fee for information shall be NIS 1.33 per photocopied page or page of computer printout produced, or NIS 5.24 per computer diskette provided.
** Basic fee to receive commitment – NIS 261.
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Fee payment :
** To prevent unnecessary fee payments, it is preferable to check if the requested information exists on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development website.
** Information which a person requests about himself is exempt from the request fee, and also from the handling fee up to 4 work hours.
** Freedom of Information Law 5758-1998
About Us :
The Ministry shall work to develop agriculture in Israel and to consolidate the settlement in the spirit of the Zionist values to safeguard the State lands and its resources, to assure a supply of fresh, high quality food to the inhabitants of the State of Israel and to leverage the relative advantage of Israel’s agriculture.
Goal 1 : Ensuring the existence and flourishing of Israel’s agriculture
** To lower the cost of the production components and increase their availability
** To improve the competitiveness of Israeli produce worldwide
** To develop and commercialize knowledge and innovation
** To ensure a future generation for the Israeli agriculture