Israel is planning to export a range of dairy products, butter, cheese and eggs in the coming months, the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs said.
In the coming years, the Israeli government will introduce more than 50 new products, including butter, milk and eggs, the ministry said on Wednesday.
While some of the new products will only be available in Israel, others will be exported to countries that are in transition, including Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Jordan.
Israel will export around 5,000 tonnes of butter, 3,500 tonnes of cheese, 500 tonnes of eggs and 500 tonnes the milk product, the Agriculture Ministry said.
The Israeli dairy industry will have a long-term future, it added.
The dairy products are part of a plan to diversify Israeli exports, according to the ministry.
The country has already diversified its dairy product market, including with milk products, by expanding its supply chain and offering dairy products at lower prices.
Israel has been exporting its dairy products to Egypt since the 1960s, when a dairy factory in Ramat Shlomo was opened.
Since then, Israel has exported a range and is in talks to export several types of dairy to Egypt, including milk, butter and cheese.
The first of these products is due to be exported by the end of this year.
While the ministry has said it has no plans to export the products directly to Egypt in the foreseeable future, the export of the products to the country could accelerate the countrys transition to a modern dairy industry.