Yair Wahle was born and raised in Kibbutz Yotvata in the Arava Valley. He serves as co-director of the Arava Institute’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He is the father of two and a kibbutz member in Lotan. His experience demonstrates a range of agriculture approaches. He is the financial operator for the department and aims for the sustainability of Dr. Solowey’s long-term work. He works on all projects of the department, particularly conservation and future crop development and implementations.