Raising the next generation – Drop by Drop!

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By Ofer Rimon – Netafim C.S.R Manager If something is sustainable it should last eternally. To sustain something is to keep and support it for the future. Sustainable living is living in a way in which we can continue to do so, as if we are going to live forever. Currently, if everyone in the world lived like the average European we would need three planet earths! To support and sustain our world we need to keep it as healthy … Full article click here >>

California-Israel Project To Develop Future-Forward Solutions To Benefit Nations Throughout The World

By Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer In San Diego, California recently a group of educators, business people, politicians and philanthropic leaders came together to discuss ‘Global Challenges to Economic Growth Through Innovation’ with the student body at the Rady School at UCSD. The California-Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability brings people together to learn from one another. Business, civic, and academic communities in global innovation and business development come together, continually broadening understanding of the forces that shape … Full article click here >>

Moving and Shaking in Abuja

By: Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to Abuja, Nigeria to attend the 2014 Grow Africa Investment Forum. This was an exciting opportunity to visit this colorful, diverse nation in the midst a challenging period in its development. However, the focus was on sustainable food production to meet the ever increasing needs of the African continent. Grow Africa, formed in 2011by the African Union Commission (AUC), the NEPAD Agency and the World Economic … Full article click here >>

Drippers and the Cup of Joe – a Love Story

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By Ami Charitan, Prennial Crops – Chief Agronomist at Netafim Agriculture Department Once roasted, all coffee beans look pretty much the same. But did you know that there are literally dozens of varieties of coffee beans? When it comes to your daily cup of coffee however there are only 2 varieties, Arabica and Robusta. They are the two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking. What’s the difference between the two? The two varieties differ in price, growing conditions and … Full article click here >>

Cheers to The PC

By: Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer As a much younger man, I had the pleasure of representing Netafim in the United States in the  early 1980’s. One of our flagship products at the time was the Pressure Compensated dripper which helped to establish Netafim in the American market. Our first sales were in 1981 to the vineyards in California. This was the first Pressure Compensated dripper invented and developed by Rafi Mehudar. Introduced into the market in 1978 it … Full article click here >>

How to Choose a Greenhouse that Best Suits Your Needs

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By: Eng. Omry Eiger, Netafim’s Greenhouses Activity Greenhouses enable growers to have greater control over the growing environment of their crops. Greenhouse technology reduces the gap between crop growth requirements and the actual weather conditions where this crop is to be grown. Statistics indicate that around the world, 70 – 85% of greenhouses are used for growing various vegetables, whereas 15% are used for growing flowers and other purposes. In the scope of my work in the Greenhouse Division at … Full article click here >>

Talking in Tokyo

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By: Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer I was in Tokyo recently for the inaugural meeting of the ISO 282 technical working committee. The team is made up of Engineers and Technicians and I was honored to have been elected Chairman. Our brief is to build standards for the re-use of wastewater. This includes: its use in agriculture, the urban environment as well as evaluation and monitoring. Today, natural resources are coming under increasing stress, and the world is facing … Full article click here >>

Grey, Black, Desalinated, Brackish, Canal, River, Well – It’s all water to me!!

By Sebastian Schifris – Corporate Water Quality Manager Israel purifies and reuses almost 75% of its waste water each year for agriculture and vastly outranks even the second most efficient recycled water user – Spain – which only recycles 12% of its waste water for agriculture. As such, we at Netafim have accepted the role of ‘responsible adult’ in an effort to share our expertise with a world thirsty for knowledge and guidance. In my position as Chemical Engineer with … Full article click here >>

How Computer Controlled Fertigation Overcomes Fertilization Challenges

By: Lior Doron - Crop Management Technology Director Fertilization is in widespread use by farmers, in order to provide crops the nutrients essential for their growth – both in quality and quantity. Chicken manure and compost are commonly used as fertilizers, as well as readymade products. The amount of fertilizer that the crop gets determines the quality and quantity of the crop produced. The following figure demonstrates the relationship between the amount of fertilizer to the plant growth and yield. Too … Full article click here >>

Food for Thought and Thoughts for Food!!

Here’s a thought! Today, as throughout modern history, irrigation is crucial to the global food supply: the 18% of the world’s farmland that’s irrigated yields 40% of the world’s food. Yet less than 5% of the world’s irrigated land is equipped with drip irrigation systems. Added to that, we have the increasingly complex issues of water scarcity, climate change, drought and hunger. All in all, we have a major task on our hands. That’s why we are dedicating 2014 to … Full article click here >>