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World Water Week in Stockholm

By Naty Barak- Netafim Chief Sustainability Officer I have just returned from the World Water Week in Stockholm. Following last year’s excitement when Netafim was awarded the Stockholm Industry Water Award and I personally met the King and Queen of Sweden, I expected this year’s meeting to be an anti-climax and disappointing. Well, in a way it was – the royal couple did not greet me this time. However, as far as Netafim and drip irrigation is concerned, this year’s … Full article click here >>

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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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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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How Netafim can contribute to Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan

I felt very honored to receive an invitation to speak at the annual Unilever Israel Managers Conference held on January 13th, 2013 in Kibbutz Ga’ash, Israel. As one of the world’s largest consumer goods company, Unilever strives to introduce sustainability practices throughout their global supply chain, taking responsibility not only for their direct operations, but also for their suppliers’ and distributors’ operations, and how consumers use their products. In November 2010, they established the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, a ten … Full article click here >>

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German Minister Dirk Niebel Visits Netafim

We were honored to host Dirk Niebel, the German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, at the Netafim plant in Kibbutz Hatzerim, soon after he landed in Israel. Netafim representatives present at the meeting included Igal Aisenberg, President and CEO of Netafim, Ervin Leibovici, VP for EMEA, Alon Shimoni, Managing Director of Netafim Germany, and me. Visit Begins at Drip Irrigated Jojoba Fields Minister Niebel and his entourage started their visit in our 400-hectare beautiful jojoba fields in Hatzerim, … Full article click here >>

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