Cotton grown with drip in Australia.

Katherine Munn
By Katherine Munn on 4/06/2024

What can drip irrigation contribute to the cotton industry?

Netafim's Gabiro Project: Transforming Agriculture in Africa

Michael Bruderli
By Michael Bruderli on 6/05/2024

Our recent project in Rwanda, the Gabiro Project, is a shining example of what can be achieved when diverse stakeholders come together with a shared vision – to transform lives and landscapes through sustainable agriculture. Michael Bruderli, Head of Business Development at Netafim and the Gabiro Project manager, delves into the journey of Gabiro, from inception to its remarkable impact on the local community and beyond.

Guidelines for establishing tree crops with drip irrigation

Jamie Zapp
By Jamie Zapp on 28/03/2024

All tree crops can be established quickly and efficiency using drip irrigation, here are some guidelines to ensure success.

The Revolutionary Transformation of Paddy through Drip Irrigation

Yiğit Kocabıyık
By Yiğit Kocabıyık on 17/01/2024

Rice, one of the most important food sources for humanity, holds significant importance in cultivation areas worldwide. Rice production and agricultural yield play a crucial role in both Türkiye and the global agricultural landscape.

Nurturing Sustainability: Factories, CO2, and the Greenhouse Connection

Posted on 3/01/2024

While there's abundant information about greenhouse gases, it's a common misconception to associate greenhouses with high greenhouse gas emissions. In reality, greenhouses enriched with carbon dioxide (CO2) enable plants to photosynthesize more effectively¹.

Netafim, An Orbia Business and Plasback announces recycling partnership.

Carolyn Wood
By Carolyn Wood on 20/11/2023

By partnering together, Netafim and Plasback will provide a circular economy solution for used dripline from the field in New Zealand.

Ensure Food Security while optimizing OPEX and CAPEX

Zohar Ziv
By Zohar Ziv on 5/10/2023

Sustainable agriculture's future lies at the intersection of food security and financial efficiency, driven by commercial greenhouse innovation. We believe that local, sustainable food production using as few resources as possible is the path to achieve it.

Nurseries: Nurturing Plants for Optimal Growth and Development

Austin Juma
By Austin Juma on 4/09/2023

A nursery is a meticulously crafted environment where young plants are cultivated and nurtured until they reach maturity for transplanting into farms or sale. Ever wondered about the significance of nursery design and its role in agriculture? Let's look at this crucial aspect of the agricultural landscape.

Recycling program a ‘no-brainer’ for old orchard poly dripperline

Peter Durand
By Peter Durand on 31/08/2023

PILES of old poly and dripperline for years have been an all-too-familiar sight in the horticulture industry, however it’s good to see the growing focus on sustainability is also targeting this area and we are pleased various operators are taking up our recycling option to assist this.

Building Resilience: Overcoming El Niño Uncertainty

Roei Yonai
By Roei Yonai on 25/07/2023

In the past couple of months, our site in Bangkok has experienced a notable influx of visitors and a substantial increase in inquiries regarding precision irrigation solutions. Changing weather patterns are on everyone’s agenda as reports released by the World Meteorological Organization in March 2023, assert that the rare, three year in a row La Niña is officially over, and another cycle of El Niño is heading our way.

Sustainable Food Production in a Smart City

Ricky Elz
By Ricky Elz on 13/07/2023

The global population crosses 7.7 billion, increasing pressure on food, water, and energy resources. Most people are living in urban areas, and this poses several challenges; food security will be a severe issue for the future of citizens.   

The way we have been producing food was adequate but not sustainable in the long run. We created large food hubs that distribute food across the globe. Covid and transportation issues have disrupted the international market. The need for local food production is evident. However, droughts and extreme weather make growing produce in an open field difficult. Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) can offer a solution. Can we produce crops in a more personalized manner?

Is Soil Salinity a Threat to Our Food Security?

Dr. Itamar Nadav
By Dr. Itamar Nadav on 27/04/2023

Soil is a vital resource for feeding the burgeoning global population which is expected to reach over 9.8 billion people by 2050. The presence of excess salts in the soil make it saline, and pose a significant threat to farm productivity, environmental health and financial welfare. Based on the FAO/UNESCO soil map of the world, the total area of saline soils is 397 million hectares (Mha) which is approximately 3.1% of the world’s land area (FAO, 2005). Moreover, future projections of climate change and human population growth suggest that the extent of saline soils will grow accordingly.

Sustainable Agriculture: Embracing Local for Global Impact

Austin Juma
By Austin Juma on 23/03/2023

Industrialized farming has allowed us to achieve large-scale food production at low costs, distributing it efficiently across the globe. However, this approach is proving unsustainable in the face of climate change, transportation challenges, and a growing population. Agricultural practices account for a significant 70% of global freshwater withdrawals and contribute to land and soil degradation) . The emerging trend of growing food locally offers a solution to these challenges by shortening supply chains, reducing transportation costs, and minimizing carbon footprints. 

Simplifying Farming: The Role of GrowSphere™ in Precision Irrigation

Ofer Oveed
By Ofer Oveed on 21/02/2023

In the picturesque town of Pedregulho, nestled in the heart of São Paulo, Brazil, William Ferreira is writing a new chapter in the world of coffee farming. As the Manager of the Santa Maria and Jatobá Farms, part of the AGAM Group, William is on a mission to elevate coffee cultivation to new heights. His secret weapon? Netafim's cutting-edge GrowSphere™, the world's first operating system (OS) for precision irrigation and fertigation.  

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