Sustainable Agriculture - Let’s change how the world grows food.

Sustainable Agriculture - Let’s change how the world grows food.

At Netafim, we have the technology, the know-how and the imagination to make agriculture sustainable. Together we can achieve a food-secure future.

Food insecurity is not our destiny

Can we produce enough food in the coming years? Can we nourish the world’s population without harming the planet? Can we do this in the face of climate change? At Netafim, we believe the answer is: Yes, yes, and yes. 
As a company that grew up developing irrigation systems for farms in the desert, where rain is scarce and arable land poor, we’ve known it is possible to produce more food in the toughest conditions for many years. 
This belief is encapsulated in our motto - Grow More with LessTM and delivered in the field through precision irrigation. Our unique approach to agriculture is all about helping farmers achieve higher yields, and better-quality crops, while using less water, fertilizers, and energy. Regardless of the crop, climate, soil, or region, our mission is to empower men and women, smallholders and large farms, to grow more food using fewer resources. In this way, agriculture becomes a way to break the cycle of poverty, to generate sustainable livelihoods that sustains farmers, their communities, and societies.

Using precision irrigation, we can change our food future!


Working smarter together, we can secure our food supply.

Sustainability partners

We work with growers, companies, governments and aid organizations all over the world to make agriculture more profitable and sustainable. 


UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our sustainability action plan is aligned with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which comprises 17 global goals supported by 169 targets. Right now, we’re making the biggest global impact by focusing on the following goals:

Minimizing negative environmental impact with drip irrigation

Corn is the third-largest plant-based food source in the world. It is also the subject of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) which used corn growing data collected over 6 years from 200 corn growers in Turkey. The results of this LCA show that drip irrigation is much more beneficial than flood or sprinkler irrigation in terms of minimizing negative environmental impact.  When compared to flood and sprinklers, corn irrigated by drip demonstrated a higher yield, required significantly less fertilizer, and resulted in reduced carbon emissions.

Sustainability reporting

We’re big fans of transparency. That’s why we share all information, knowledge and experience openly and across multiple channels.

We also value transparency among our partners and associates. Qualities like openness and integrity help us build trust, which enables more productive collaboration. That in turn helps our partners and associates achieve greater success and generate more profit.

And when it comes to our own people, we promote and support them in every way possible. While guaranteeing respect and equality, we work to attract, develop and retain talent wherever we find it. And of course, we ensure health, safety and human rights across the board.

To ensure we’re always making the most of corporate social sustainability, we also follow the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles. See our reports to get an overview of our recent performance.


Download Netafim 2018-2019 sustainability review

Download Orbia 2019 GRI report

Sustainable business

Our purpose at Netafim, is the way we contribute to global food security. Embedded in our purpose is also a set of core values and ethical practices that guide our day-to-day conduct in five core areas:


Read more about our sustainable business