Israeli leader in smart irrigation solutions for a sustainable future Netafim took first place in the 2016 Technical Novelty Competition at FIMA, the International Agricultural Machinery Fair, in Zaragoza, Spain. FIMA is the world’s most important agricultural events, FIMA showcases agricultural technologies and machinery offered by some 1, 250 companies to over 200, 000 visitors from 64 countries.
The award was granted to Regaber, Netafim’s distributor in Spain and Portugal, for DripNet PC, a compact integral pressure-compensated (PC) dripper that operates at an industry-best 0.4 l/hr. low-flow rate. Leveraging groundbreaking low-flow technology, DripNet underscores Netafim’s leadership in lowering flow rates to save on water, fertilizer and energy, while increasing yields.
The annual competition awards companies for breakthrough developments that meet stringent safety, quality control, sustainability, and environmental commitment standards, and which, in turn, increase global agricultural competitiveness.
“We’re proud that our leadership and innovativeness are being recognized across the globe, including in Spain and Europe, ” Netafim’s Head of EMEA Division, Gabriel Miodownik, said. “This award is further testimony to our R&D commitment enabling farmers to grow more yields with less resources. DripNet represents yet another step in our efforts to help combat global food and water scarcity.”