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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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The Taste Of Italy Is Better With Drip

Polenta is one of Italy’s national foods alongside other favorites you will easily recognize, such as pasta and pizza. Versatile, tasty and very filling, polenta is a regular feature on menus around Italy, sometimes in combination with Parmesan cheese, another Italian specialty. Polenta and parmesan go well together and you can find many recipes for Parmesan Polenta to suit your taste. Parmigiano-Reggiano is the “official” name of this distinctive Italian cheese made from skimmed cow’s milk. It’s a strong-tasting, hard … 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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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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Figaro! Figaro! but not as Mozart intended!

Netafim is the forefront of developing a precision-irrigation platform that allows growers and the wider community to benefit from cutting-edge developments in irrigation technology. The FIGARO project is coordinated by Netafim and comprises 17 organizations from eight different countries, including a number of academic and commercial leaders in the field of irrigation and is co-funded by the European Union. The project, which is due to conclude in September this year with its closing event in Israel, has provided magnificent results … Full article click here >>

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The United Nations at the forefront on Sustainable Development

In late June, I was fortunate to attend the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 at the UN in New York. This is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative and is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. This event, attended by business and political leaders from around the globe, provided a dynamic stage to globally jump-start business action on the … Full article click here >>

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WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

On this June 17th, we join with the UN in raising awareness and support for continuing efforts around the world to combat desertification, one of the emerging social and environmental issues that critically threatens our sustainable prosperity. This year’s World Day to Combat Desertification advocates for the importance of inclusive cooperation to restore and rehabilitate degraded land and contribute towards achieving the overall Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, Goal 15, Life on Land. The UN Convention to Combat Desertification was … Full article click here >>

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Today, all of us at Netafim add our voice in support of the worldwide campaign to increase global awareness and drive action for the protection of the environment. Designated back in 1974 by the United Nations to be recognized annually on June 5, World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated in over 100 countries. More than a million people worldwide take part in WED activities to show their commitment to protecting the future of planet Earth. Each year, a different country … Full article click here >>

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