Drip irrigation is a revolutionary technology that allows farmers to increase their yield while using less environmentally dangerous fertilizer – and saving lots of water in the process. How much water? As much as 60% over other techniques. With the adoption of drip irrigation increasing around the world, farmers are able to preserve diminishing supplies of water.
In this edition of the Let There Be Water Podcast, Seth speaks with Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer at Netafim, the Israeli company that pioneered drip irrigation. Their conversation discusses both science and policy: How drip irrigation works and what its use means for solving some of the world’s most vexing problems.