AgTech leader Netafim Wins Impact Award at GreenTech Festival

Berlin, June 19th, 2021- Netafim, the global leader of precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects, part of the Orbia community of companies, has been awarded a prestigious Green Award in the Impact category of the GreenTech festival awards; the global platform that empowers changemakers and fosters innovative green technologies for a sustainable future. 

The Green Awards, at the heart of the GreenTech Festival, celebrate the most innovative projects and minds. The award honors outstanding personalities, institutions, companies, start-ups, and innovations. The Impact category recognizes companies or institutions that have already made a substantial positive impact on the environment or on people’s awareness of the environment, particularly over recent years.

Netafim has been recognized for its ongoing efforts to pair its energy, technology, and passion with a green vision. In 1965 Netafim was the first company to introduce drip irrigation. Over the years it grew into the largest irrigation company in the world, committed to fighting the scarcity of food, water, and land for a sustainable future. Drip irrigation uses micro-emitters that release water in small doses to the plant root zone, saving up to 70% water, which amounts to a global estimated saving of 30-40 Billion m³ of water a year. The technology secures livelihoods for farmers and smallholders across the globe in the face of climate change, allowing them to grow more, with less.

Gabriel (Gaby) Miodownik, Netafim CEO said: “Sustainability has been part of the Netafim DNA for more than 55 years and an integral part of every decision we make. When farming sustainably, farmers are able to use fewer resources to grow more food, even in the face of climate change, attaining economic stability. Our natural resources are conserved and we’re able to achieve long-term water and food security. It's time we all embraced a more sustainable agenda and practices to secure a brighter food future and protect our planet.”

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.bbylw.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.

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