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Growing local to build food security

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By Vegtech Netafim on 03 May, 2022

One of the many things the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted is that it’s more important than ever to grow local produce. Pandemic-related lockdowns and travel restrictions have disrupted food chain supplies and affected communities around the globe.

So much so that the World Bank says the effects of the pandemic have “led to severe and widespread increases in global food insecurity, affecting vulnerable households in almost every country, with impacts expected to continue into 2022 and possibly beyond.”

At Vegtech Netafim, we believe commercial greenhouses can play a vital and sustainable role in building food security. And we’re passionate about helping local growers increase their production while reducing the risks associated with traditional farming.

Greenhouse solutions for Africa

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By Vegtech Netafim on 03 May, 2022

For almost three decades, Vegtech Netafim has successfully engineered innovative greenhouse solutions for farmers throughout Africa.

While the SADAC region has been our primary market, we’ve been steadily expanding into other countries in recent years, including Chad, Mali, Mauritius, and Madagascar. Here’s a closer look at our approach to greenhouse design and construction in Africa, our ongoing commitment to growers across the continent, and some of our most recent projects.

Meet Barney Isralls, MD Vegtech Netafim

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By Vegtech Netafim on 03 May, 2022

Barney Isralls may be a successful businessman, but this down-to-earth father and grandfather is really a farmer at heart.

Setting Komati Fruit Nurseries up for growing success

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By Vegtech Netafim on 19 October, 2021

In 2020, Vegtech Netafim completed the design, engineering and installation of a hi-tech sterile nursery for Komati Fruit Nurseries. Located on Riverside Farm in Malalane, Mpumalanga, the citrus tree nursery is owned by the Komati Fruit Group. As the leading private producer and exporter of citrus and sub-tropical fruit in South Africa, Komati Fruit exports more than 5,5 million cartons of citrus each year to over 30 countries, worldwide.

Nurseries: Giving plants the best start in life

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By Vegtech Netafim on 19 October, 2021

Nurseries are carefully planned spaces where new plants are bred and nurtured until they’re ready to be transplanted into farms or sold. Ever wondered what goes into designing a nursery or why they’re so important? Here’s a closer look at this integral part of the agricultural landscape.

Precision farming: A win for sustainability and profitability

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By Vegtech Netafim on 12 October, 2021

The world is up against some sizeable challenges when it comes to food security – from climate change and water scarcity to a fast-growing global population. And when you consider the following statistics, it’s clear that there’s a pressing need for humankind to adopt sustainable solutions to these challenges.

5 Big Benefits of Greenhouses

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By Vegtech Netafim on 01 October, 2021

The use of greenhouses for commercial farming is on the rise around the world. And it’s not surprising, given the many benefits these undercover growing solutions offer. Here are six significant ways greenhouses benefit growers, consumers, and the planet.

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