Ramat Negev Regional Council is a growing community in the heart of an arid desert region. Ramat Negev is the largest regional council in Israel, covering well over a million acres, or 22% of Israel’s land-area.
About 6,000 inhabitants live in 14 Moshavim, Kibbutzim and other communities, both secular and religious.
The communities of Ramat Negev are divided into three distinct geographical regions:
The Mashabim Basin which includes Retamim, Kibbutz Revivim, Kibbutz Mashabei Sade, Kibbutz Telalim, Ashalim and Sheizaf; The Nitzana Area which includes the Moshavim of Kadesh Barnea, Kmehin, Be’er Milka, the educational community at Nizana and E’zuz; and the Sede Boker Basin which includes Kibbutz Sede Boker, the community around the Sede Boker Academic Center, and the religious community of Merhav-Am.
The council initiated and established the Wine Route project, which includes 23 agricultural farms.