Our mission

Our mission

To help Ethiopia establish itself as one of Africa’s top sugarcane producers, giving a boost to economic growth, and advancing rural development in the Tigre region.

Project details

Country: Ethiopia 

Type: Open field 

Crop: Sugarcane 

Size: 7000 ha 

Project summary

Project summary

In 2015, the government-owned Ethiopian Sugar Corporation turned to Netafim in a bid to expand its local sugarcane production capacity. Building on our extensive global sugarcane experience, Netafim laid the foundations for the world’s biggest greenfield drip irrigated sugarcane venture. Covering an area of 7000 hectares, the Wolkaite sugarcane plantation is fed by a 65km pipeline that brings water from the source direct to the fields, and will benefit from the latest resource-efficient agriculture technology and innovation. The project’s financing was provided by a consortium of banks led by Bank Hapoalim and facilitated by Netafim.

Results achieved


Of water supply infrastructure

40 million meters

Of driplines installed


Of jobs created

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From initial feasibility studies and facilitating project financing, to overseeing the design and construction of 2 mega-pump stations and a 65-kilometer-long water pipeline, Netafim has managed all aspects of the project end to end. In order to ensure a seamless technology transition to precision irrigation, Netafim provides ongoing agro-technical support to the local operations team.

  • Project feasibility and financial viability
  • Location suitability
  • Early stage risk assessment 
  • Business concept and budget estimates
  • Project financing
  • Master plan and detailed design for the project
  • Bulk water supply design
  • Irrigation system design 
  • Project execution 
  • Agronomical planning and support 


The Netafim project lifecycle

Discover how Netafim Projects brings all kinds of specialized agricultural projects from concept to completion.

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