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World Water Week every Week

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). As the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate (2013), signaling our contribution to addressing water scarcity and sustainable development with more than 10 million hectares of irrigated farmland, we remain committed to advancing knowledge, tools and systems to address the world’s water and climate challenges. Although every week at Netafim is a kind of Water Week, we support the efforts of … 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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Sustainable California with Almonds: Advancing the SDGs

A recent article published in “Food Ingredients 1st”, quotes: “The California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) shows that more than 70% of almond orchards report using water-saving micro-irrigation systems and more than 80% of growers report using demand-based irrigation in their orchards, which means they monitor weather, soil moisture and the trees themselves to determine exactly when and how much to irrigate, rather than watering on a pre-determined schedule”. In addition, Stacey Humble, Vice President of Global Marketing at the Almond … 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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Leveraging the power of partnerships: Advancing the SDGs

Partnerships to Netafim is like irrigation to corn, cotton and sugarcane. We can’t imagine it any other way. Netafim’s entire history is based on partnerships. From our very beginnings, we have engaged with government and academia, partnered with two Kibbutz companies in Israel and collaborated with other private sector companies all over the world. We have always known that “it takes a village”. One of the most essential partnerships we maintain is with hundreds of dealers who spread the drip … 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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Empowering women and girls: Advancing the SDGs

Agriculture is often regarded as a male-dominated occupation – mostly, when we use the word “farmer”, we think of men. However, most people don’t realize that the role of women in agriculture is no less significant. In fact, women comprise an average 43% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries and almost 50% in parts of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa (FAO, 2012). The use of drip irrigation helps transform the role that women play in society by enabling women … Full article click here >>

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Inclusive economic growth: Advancing the SDGs

This third post in our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series is about inclusive economic growth. If there is one thing we have come to learn about drip irrigation, it’s that it unlocks the key to improving livelihoods for many who would otherwise struggle in poverty. Drip irrigation leads to economic advancement and a richer quality of life for farmers, their families and entire communities. SDG Goal 8 is an intention to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and … Full article click here >>

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