Category Archives: Sustainability

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 >>

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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 >>

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Talking in Tokyo

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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Looking back at 2013

2013 has been a very special year for Netafim. We have advanced in our effort to increase awareness to drip irrigation among stakeholders, decision and policy makers and NGOs. This year more people who are concerned with sustainability, food security, agriculture and water stewardship learned about the advantages of drip irrigation. Looking back 2013 we have had several achievements and exciting events that have made an impact on a global perspective. I feel that our hard work, emphasizing the benefits … Full article click here >>

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Greenhouse Solutions Take Agricultural Sustainability Several Steps Forward

By: Eng. Omry Eiger, Netafim’s Greenhouses Activity Sustainability is at the heart of Netafim’s activities. Throughout over 60 years of activity we have been constantly striving to educate the global market about the advantages of drip irrigation and how it enhances sustainability by producing more yield with less resources. But people are often unaware of the fact that greenhouses complement drip irrigation by taking the sustainability effects, mentioned above, several steps forward, increasing the yields even further with far less … Full article click here >>

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Introducing Nano-Irrigation – Netafim’s Ultra Low Flow Irrigation Technology

This is the first of several blog posts, in which I will be hosting Netafim’s agronomic experts, product managers, and regional experts, who will discuss how our sustainability approach is translated into technologies, products, and best practices. In this post Natan Barak, Netafim’s Marketing Director, will discuss nano-irrigation, Netafim’s latest technological breakthrough. I hope you enjoy it. Yours truly, Naty Barak Introducing Nano-Irrigation – Netafim’s Ultra Low Flow Irrigation Technology By: Natan Barak, Netafim’s Marketing Director Drip irrigation has come a … Full article click here >>

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The shift towards irrigation of staple food crops with drip irrigation – Part 2

In this second part I will examine how several contributing factors and new solutions have matured to form the basis for this worldwide revolution that can help feed the world’s growing population for years to come. Read the first part of this article New solutions to these challenges Lately, we have been seeing a dramatic change, which has created the basis for solving the challenges mentioned in my previous post: Water shortages and droughts Water shortages and droughts are not … Full article click here >>

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The shift towards irrigation of staple food crops with drip irrigation – Part 1

Since our establishment, Netafim’s main philosophy has been to provide solutions for sustainable agriculture, by providing technology that allows growers to produce better and more yields using less resources. Our vision has always been to bring modern technology in order to cope with the world’s growing population, in a reality of limited water and land resources. As I will explain in this post, today several contributing factors have matured to form the basis for this worldwide revolution that can help … Full article click here >>

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