Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS Jan 2, 2021
Disclosed by Bank Nov 4, 2020
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Netafim is the largest provider of micro-irrigation systems to large- and small-scale farmers. Micro-irrigation (or precision irrigation) is a crucial tool to enhance food production while saving such scarce resources as water and land. In the context of continuous population growth, changes in weather patterns, biodiversity decline, water scarcity, and desertification, irrigation is essential to ensure food security. The loan proceeds will be used to be able to get a stronger foothold in Africa, where the enormous growth potential for drip irrigation is, and to further expand in China.
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