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Coffee break in Addis Ababa

Earlier this month, we were delighted to participate in the 15th African Fine Coffees Conference & Exhibition in Addis Ababa. It was a time to listen and learn and share. We were delighted with the opportunity to meet and talk with many farmers and agri-professionals from around the region, and also, present our Smart Irrigation and NutrigationTM solutions for coffee farmers in Africa. More than 200 guests from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, DRC, etc. came to visit our booth and … 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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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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Wastewater is not waste. It’s water: Advancing the SDGs

At Netafim, we are expert in smart irrigation solutions that over many years have saved trillions of liters of water for farmers around the world. Of course, “trillions of liters” is not a precise or scientific count. But if you think that around 100,000 cubic kilometers of water are used for irrigation each year (that’s about 600 times the volume of Lake Tahoe in California), and typically drip irrigation will save between 30 and 60% of water versus other irrigation … Full article click here >>

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Boosting the smallholder economy: Advancing the SDGs

At Netafim, many of our efforts to drive mass adoption of drip irrigation include making drip accessible to smallholder farmers. Over the years, as awareness has grown, farmers have overcome their suspicion of new technologies and now understand the benefits of using more advanced systems. However, in many cases, even a very small initial investment is more than smallholder farmers, often living below the poverty line, can afford. Netafim has developed special solutions, such as the Family Drip System™, to … Full article click here >>

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More water, more everything: Advancing the SDGs

UN SDG Goal 6 is probably the one closest to our hearts here at Netafim. While the outcome of irrigation benefits all the other goals, at its heart, climate smart agriculture makes use of minimum water to deliver maximum yield. Irrigation is the key to efficiency in so many agricultural processes, and water conservation is a critical environmental necessity. At Netafim, for over 50 years, we have been teaching the world how to save water. Today, more than 660 million … Full article click here >>

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Down with Desertification! Advancing the SDGs

We all live off the land. And although we are truly encouraged by the new agreement reached this week at COP21 in Paris, collectively, we have a long way to go to implement the planned mitigation of climate change and other Sustainable Development Goals. This week, our post focuses on land. Drip irrigation is at the nexus of water, food, energy and land use, optimizing climate smart agriculture to grow more with less. UN SDG Goal 15 is about protecting … Full article click here >>

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