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Drip irrigation is synonymous with profitable planting in São Paulo State, Brazil

By Niv Dardik, Head of Global Sugarcane Unit at Netafim. One of the most important elements we think about in times of drought crisis is saving water. Supplies are usually abundant in Brazil, which has 12% of the world’s freshwater and less than 3% of the world’s population. Apart from the arid north-eastern Cerrado, its cities are normally more likely to be plagued with floods than droughts. With big rivers like the Amazon and Paraná, the country generally meets 80% … Full article click here >>

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Drip irrigation for rice – proving that rice roots are not lazy!

For over a decade Netafim has been leading the way in growing rice with drip irrigation and not in paddies. This is just one of the solutions presented by Dubi Raz, Netafim’s Corporate Agronomy Director in an Expert Lecture during Agritech 2015. See the challenges facing today’s farmers, along with some of the solutions Netafim is offering, in the field of water savings, modern mechanized solutions, and more. This is just one of three expert talks presented at Agritech 2015, … Full article click here >>

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Made in Germany | Nurturing the German-Israeli Connection

Netafim’s 50th anniversary is not the only event being celebrated in Israel this year; 2015 is also the 50-year anniversary of the establishment of relations between Israel and Germany. To mark the occasion, the German-Israeli Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Israel), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and the German-Israeli Economic Association (DIW) hosted a full slate of events in Tel Aviv at the end of June. The program included a gala dinner at which Germany’s justice minister and … Full article click here >>

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The Importance of Partnerships

The third video in the series taped at the Partnering for Innovation program I participated in discusses technology and the transfer of ‘know how’. We don’t design cheap products for the poorer smallholders in Africa. The technology is exactly the same for them and for the multi million dollar projects in Texas. The ‘know how’ is the same. The challenge is finding a platform to transfer it. Working with 200 smallholders is complex and requires working together in partnerships for … Full article click here >>

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Challenges of working with smallholders

This is the second video in a series taped at Fintrac in Washington DC during a discussion about our partnership at the Partnering for Innovation program I participated in. In this video there was an opportunity for the team to learn more about Netafim and our work with smallholders as well as financing. The biggest challenge is financing. Organizing the farmers into a critical mass is another one, as well as training, which is not for just a week or two, … Full article click here >>

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Land, Water and Smallholders

We have a strategic interdisciplinary group at Netafim talking about smallholders. This is the future. As a business, we cannot ignore 500 million smallholder farmers. The only place where there is large reserves of arable land and water is Africa. Still there is a difference between economical water scarcity and physical water scarcity. They have the water but they cannot bring it to the field. Our focus is then on Africa and on smallholders. But, we cannot do it alone … Full article click here >>

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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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Raising the next generation – Drop by Drop!

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 >>

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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 >>

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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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