Drip Irrigated Rice Pioneers

Drip Irrigated Rice Pioneers

With Netafim's drip irrigation system, we were able to obtain excellent quality and also to increase yield. It also helps us to create a more sustainable image of the company.

Michele Conte, Farm manager & agronomist , “La Fagiana, Italy

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The Sustainable Transformation of
‘La Fagiana’ Farm

A 100 year old family farm witnesses the transformation of its 160 hectares of rice paddies into a drip-irrigated haven.

The introduction of Netafim’s drip irrigation system revolutionized water management, ensuring a high yield in unconventional fields, allowing rice to grow in all types of soils and topographies, with all types of water.

This innovation secures a better future for Italy and contributes globally by reducing methane and carbon dioxide emissions.

Project Scope


Hydraulic Design

All irrigation equipment supply


    Ongoing Maintenance


Digital farming

Life Cycle

Drip Irrigation and Fertigation Protocol for Rice

Drip Irrigation and Fertigation Protocol for Rice

Results Achieved

Better quality rice | Reduction of methane gas to zero | Reduced energy use |
Rice can be grown in areas other than traditional

"With the help of Netafim’s water technology specialists, we installed a drip irrigation system that gave us the precise quantity of water required for a complete growth cycle. We succeeded in saving around 70% of water."

Carbon Credits:
Netafim’s Innovation for Our Future

Addressing climate change demands drastic reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions. Our carbon credit solution at Netafim pioneers sustainable emission reduction, particularly in rice cultivation through drip irrigation. At 'La Fagiana', we've measured emissions, proving the efficacy of our approach. Carbon credits offer financial support to farmers adopting sustainable practices, each credit offsetting one ton of CO₂ equivalent emissions. Join us in revolutionizing agriculture for a greener future. 

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