Agriculture, environment, and nutrition are linked. To achieve ZERO HUNGER, we must rethink how we grow our food and its impact on the planet’s limited resources. Precision irrigation helps farmers eliminate climate risks and make our food system more sustainable by enabling them to increase yields while using less water, fertilizer, energy, and crop protection.
With agriculture using 70% of the planet’s fresh water, and droughts becoming more frequent, water-efficient farming is a global priority. Precision irrigation helps farmers get the most out of every drop by growing more crops using limited water supplies. Drip irrigation also allows the usage of recycled and/or saline water. Crops receive the exact amount of water that they need, when and where they need it. This increases water use efficiency by up to 50% compared to other irrigation methods.
Arable land is in short supply due to monoculture, soil erosion, climate change, and over-intensive farming. Deforestation is not the answer. Increasing yield per hectare, while protecting soil fertility, is a more sustainable approach. Precision irrigation enables farmers to grow on any topography, field shape, or size. It turns land unfit for growing – arable. It gives plants more favorable growing conditions driving higher outputs, and enables multiple crop cycles per year.
By 2050, we’ll need to grow 70% more food to feed the world’s growing population. We’ll have to cope with changing rainfall patterns and frequent droughts. If you want to win as a farmer you need to reduce your dependency on the weather and take an active countermeasure. Precision irrigation helps farmers become climate resilient and more sustainable. Controlling the amount of water given to the plant is critical for achieving optimal yields.
We work with growers, companies, governments and aid organizations all over the world to make agriculture more profitable and sustainable.
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.
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: