Training Centers

With core values such as knowledge sharing and continuous learning, Netafim has developed training since its early days in order to improve capability and performance of its target audiences around the world, namely growers and business partners, such as dealers.

When it comes to training and learning, there is a large array of professional ways to deliver and exchange know-how: One-to-one on-the-field demonstration, regional farmer meetings, a half-day crop seminar, a study visit, etc.

Besides the routine direct training, many of the larger Netafim subsidiaries, such as Mexico and India, offer structured training in equipped indoor and demonstrative outdoor training centers. In Israel there are three such centers managed by the Agro-marketing Division.

 

Netafim Drip Technology Training Center

Established in 2006 in Kibbutz Hatzerim, Israel - Managed by Mr. Eliezer Kelmeszes (M.Sc.).
Main specialization: Drip technologies

The main purpose of the center is to deliver knowledge about drip irrigation technology, especially about the advantages of the unique lines of Netafim drippers.

What are the main training issues that are delivered at this center?
Drippers - As Netafim continually advances with new lines of drippers to increase yields and save water, the training is often to do with the latest generations of those drippers: Tiran, Typhoon, Streamline, PCJ, Uniram & Deripnet.
History of drip – As the center is located at the kibbutz where drip was invented in 1965 by a water engineer named Simcha Blass, the history of drip irrigation and that one of Netafim is told here.

Who from around the world attends this training center?
Netafim customers originated mainly from English and Spanish speaking countries, international business partners such as dealers, irrigation institutes, Academia and many VIP guests.

What is the training approach of the center?
Transmitting knowledge to small groups through advanced multimedia tools, in-class presentations, field demonstration and hardcopy supports.

 

Netafim Agro-technological Research & Training Park


Established in 1998 in Kibbutz Magal, Israel.

The main purpose of the center is to deliver knowledge about a variety of Netafim's agro-technologies such as different greenhouse solutions, open field irrigation systems, peripheral equipment and agro-machinery.
Main specialization: Greenhouse agro-technologies

What are the main training issues that are delivered at this center?
Greenhouse - The training has often to do with adapting greenhouse agro-technologies to different climate conditions, crops, water resources, and soils, whether to grow directly in the soil or in growing soil less substrates.
Irrigation systems – Low Pressure System (LPS) & Family Drip System (FDS).
Peripheral equipment – Vendor products such as filters.
Agro-machinery – Dripperlines installing, extracting and retrieving machinery.

Who from around the world attends this training center?
Netafim customers, international business partners such as dealers, researchers, students as well as representatives of governmental agencies.

What is the training approach of the center?
Transmitting knowledge to small groups through demonstration, field visit and in-class presentations.

 

Orchard & Vineyard Research and Training Center


Established in 2003 in the fields of Kibbutz Yiftah, Israel - Managed by Mr. Ziv Charitt (B.A. Agr.).

The main purpose of the center is to deliver knowledge about the drip irrigation technology, especially its competitive advantage when orchards and vineyards are concerned.
Main specialization: Deciduous fruits

What are the main training issues that are delivered at this center?
Surface and Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) in orchards.
Irrigating grapes for wine.
Among other topics are issues to do maintenance, filtering, fertigation and irrigation control.
The crops that are grown around the center and serve for demonstrations include apple, nectarine, peach, kiwi and grape (wine).

Who from around the world attends this training center?
Netafim customers, researchers of deciduous fruits & students

What is the training approach of the center?

As the center is surrounded by agricultural fields of 100 ha (approximately 250 acres), its approach of transmitting knowledge to small groups is through demonstration, field visits that are just a step away, in-class presentations and hardcopy supports.

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