Category Archives: Sustainability

Better in Brazil: Coffee and Cocoa

“Following our discussions in Brazil, we understood even more clearly than before, that whatever the challenges, the same technology can be applied to help growers deliver higher yields of better quality cocoa and coffee. Nutrigation™ works for coffee and cocoa, wherever you grow.” So commented Natan Barak, Netafim’s Head of Commercial, Americas Division, following a resoundingly successful first-ever 2017 (ICCS) International Coffee & Cocoa Seminar hosted by Netafim. ICCS was held over three days in March 2017 in Brazil’s Mina … Full article click here >>

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Drip for Medlar in China

One of the fascinating things about our work is the variety of applications and conditions in which we are challenged to deliver the most innovative drip irrigation solutions. Recently, we were selected to complete the first phase of a fascinating project in China for our customer, The Baofeng Group, the largest private enterprise in Ningxia Autonomous Region in northwest China. We spent more than 4 months installing the first stage for a drip irrigation solution for the Ningxia Baofeng Ecological … Full article click here >>

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Talking the walk with Naty Barak

At Netafim, we get things done. We are practical and action-oriented, always looking for new ways of doing more better and helping farmers grow more with less. Our history of more than 50 years is a testimony to our intensive activity to improve drip irrigation solutions and support farmers around the world with climate right systems that make a strong contribution to global food security and sustainable development. You will always find Netafim walking the talk. However, it’s not enough … Full article click here >>

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Thank you for 2016 – looking forward to 2017!

Dear friends and colleagues, As we head into a promising and hopeful 2017, we would like to wish you all a wonderful year ahead, with good health, happiness and prosperity for you, your families and your communities. In 2016, we celebrated many successes advancing drip irrigation and its contribution to sustainable development. Naty Barak, our Chief Sustainability Officer, who plays an active role in an ISO committee to develop new standards for the reuse of wastewater, was interviewed for a … Full article click here >>

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Rice is nice. Nicer with drip.

It’s not surprising that we are so interested in rice. A major food staple in many parts of the world, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans (Wikipedia). Around 160 million hectares of rice are cultivated each year around the world – that’s about 50 times the size of Belgium! So, it’s not surprising that we would want to focus our energies … Full article click here >>

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Sacramento Spells Water Stewardship

If you’d been in Sacramento last week, you could have looked in on The California Water Stewardship Leaders’ Summit. Maybe you were, and you did. But if you didn’t, you missed Naty Barak, our Chief Sustainability Officer, explaining how drip irrigation supports a sustainable water future and citing some examples of how Netafim works in California. The Summit was designed to promote corporate water stewardship and the California Water Action Plan by creating a shared vision for a sustainable water … Full article click here >>

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Standards For Better Drip

It’s a big responsibility being the worldwide leader in drip irrigation. Not only do we aim to support world prosperity through our irrigation solutions (check out our last Sustainability Report describing our strategy and support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs), we help set global standards for the benefit of all farmers who use irrigation systems. Industry standards provide farmers with a tool to acquire and deploy irrigation systems that meet the most stringent quality standards and are … Full article click here >>

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More Sun for Netafim USA

October was a big, sunny month at Netafim USA, specifically at our drip irrigation systems manufacturing facility in Fresno. It was the month in which we went live with our new 680 KW solar array, delivering up to 1,000 MWH per year, around 10% of the total power requirements of our Fresno site. This would be equivalent to supplying power to 170 average homes in California. The solar array is located on the roof or our manufacturing site and distribution … Full article click here >>

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Sustainability in the desert

Back in 2011, we wrote about our pride in participating in the inauguration of a sustainability project in the Negev desert in Israel, in Wadi Attir. Devised and led by The Sustainability Laboratory, a US-based non-profit organization, and the Hura Municipal Council in Israel, Wadi Attir is a sustainable, community-based organic farming initiative on 100 acres of desert land. In addition to several others committed to the advancement of the Bedouin communities in Israel’s Negev region as an important social … Full article click here >>

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Irrigation, economic growth and decent work: Advancing the SDGs

The recently published UNDP Human Development Report for 2015 identifies “sustainable work, which promotes human development while reducing and eliminating negative side effects and unintended consequences, as a major building block of sustainable development.” This is what UN SDG Number 8 is all about: economic growth underpinned by the availability of meaningful work in a positive labor environment. That brings us back to drip irrigation solutions. Irrigation is not just a way to grow crops more efficiently. It’s the basis for … Full article click here >>

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