Tag 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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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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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 >>

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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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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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Our first comprehensive sustainability report offers extensive transparency into our global sustainability activities

As Netafim’s Chief Sustainability Officer I am constantly involved in our extensive global sustainability activities. Last week we have published our first comprehensive sustainability report. This was a great opportunity to stop and look back at what we have achieved so far, and I must say that my heart is filled with pride as well as encouragement and hope for the future. About the report The report, which is written in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines at … Full article click here >>

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