Netafim at Expo Dubai UAE

Dubai, February 22th, 2022. Netafim CEO, Gaby Miodownik spoke today at the Dubai Expo 2020 Food, Agriculture, & Livelihoods Week as part of a 3-day conference showcasing Israeli expertise and innovation in agriculture.

Gaby shared Netafim's vision for using precision agriculture to drive a food secure future and emphasized the critical part collaboration plays in achieving long-term prosperity in the Middle East.

In his speech, he called on all parties in the Middle East to come together to address pressing agricultural challenges: "Thankfully, the Abraham Accords have provided the Middle East with a unique opportunity at this crucial time in our region's history. It's time to apply our collective wills and technology to transitioning agriculture in the region towards sustainability and self-sufficiency."

About Netafim

Netafim is the world's largest irrigation company and the global leader in precision irrigation solutions committed to fighting scarcity of food, water, and land, for a sustainable future. With 33 subsidiaries and 17 manufacturing plants worldwide, Netafim offers innovative, tailor-made irrigation and fertigation solutions to millions of farmers from smallholders to large-scale agricultural producers, in over 110 countries. 

Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution, creating a paradigm shift toward precision irrigation. Today, the company specializes in end-to-end solutions from the water source to the root zone and offers a variety of irrigation, open field, and greenhouse projects, as well as landscaping and mining solutions supported by engineering, project management, and financing services. Netafim also leads the way in digital farming, having integrated real-time monitoring, analysis, and automated control into one state-of-the-art system. 

In 2017, Orbia, a global leader in specialty products and innovative solutions, acquired 80% of Netafim, while Kibbutz Hatzerim holds the remaining 20%. 

See how Netafim’s solutions are changing the economics of agriculture and helping the world Grow More with Less™ at www.netafim.com.  

About Orbia 

Orbia is a community of companies bound by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. The Orbia companies have a collective focus on ensuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with basic and advanced materials and solutions. Orbia operates in the Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluorinated Solutions, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications sectors. The company has commercial activities in more than 110 countries and operations in over 50, with global headquarters in Mexico City, Boston, Amsterdam, and Tel Aviv. To learn more, please visit http://www.orbia.com.