For many years, we have promoted our sustainable drip irrigation solutions under the heading Grow More with Less. However, our deepening experience and involvement in global sustainable development policy, particularly our work with the UN Global Compact and CEO Water Mandate, has taught us that drip irrigation has a much wider role to play.
Drip irrigation is one of the few solutions whose core proposition addresses three global sustainability challenges – food security, water conservation, and arable land optimization. Operating at the meeting point, or nexus, of these challenges, drip impacts on our society and our
planet by increasing crop yields while using less water with the same amount of land. That’s why our overarching mission and strategy of advancing mass adoption of drip irrigation by focusing on basic commodity food crops is our most critical future objective.
Sustainability has been part of Netafim’s essence since our establishment 50 years ago, and also is the key to our future. In recognition of our contribution to sustainable water management, Netafim was named 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) Laureate. One of the world’s most important water industry awards, SIWA is testimony to our efforts of helping the world grow more with less.
By driving mass adoption of drip, which is at the heart of the food, water and land nexus, we are confident of ensuring a sustainable future for growers of all sizes, and for making the world a better place.
The Netafim 2013 Sustainability Report highlights some of the progress we’ve made in contributing to global sustainable agriculture over the past two years. I greatly appreciate your interest in our efforts, and welcome your feedback.
President & Chief Executive Officer