Netafim, an Israeli company considered a global leader in irrigation, announced this week the launch of its next-generation low-flow drippers.

Bolstering the company’s position as the drip industry’s pioneer and innovative frontrunner, the new line represents the cutting edge in drip irrigation technology. Featuring a new design to boost yields under harsh water conditions, the drippers are the latest addition to Netafim’s range of smart irrigation solutions that fight food scarcity across the globe.

The new drippers were launched at Agritech Israel 2015 to kick off Netafim’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Combining a wider, shorter and deeper labyrinth water passage with a larger filtering area, the next-gen drippers handle flow rates as low as 0.4 l/h with superb clogging resistance. The new line is highly durable and works effectively for multiple years regardless of water quality, including harsh water.

Based on the theme “50 Years of Shaping the Future with Smart Irrigation Solutions,” Netafim’s presence at Agritech includes holding a panel session entitled “The Power of National-Scale Investment in Agriculture.”

Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Yair Shamir, and Netafim CEO Ran Maidan addressed the session, while several European agricultural ministers served as panelists.

Anchored by a huge field-crop wall irrigated by Netafim’s smart drip solutions, the company’s booth at the exhibition is the site of several daily 10-minute talks delivered by company experts. Some two dozen high-level delegations from China, India and other countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe will be hosted at the booth’s meeting rooms.

During the exhibition, Netafim, a gold sponsor of Agritech, is offering organized field tours and delegation visits to its three Israeli plants at Kibbutz Hatzerim, Kibbutz Magal and Kibbutz Yiftach. In addition, several Netafim personnel will participate in AGRIthon, a creative workshop for developing innovative smallholder solutions being held in parallel to Agritech.