WG1 – Sustainability in Agriculture

Leader: Giulia Giuffre, Irritec, 

Sustainability Agriculture working group, intends to pay attention to issues concerning the promotion and activation of projects that pursue the sustainable development goals, with a particular focus on irrigation in agriculture:

  • Promotion of correct management of water as part of the solution for food demand, water and energy saving and an important contribution to development of agriculture.

  • Definition of a standard model to calculate savings in water, energy, fertilizers and production increase, for each type of irrigation systems and transition from one irrigation model to another.

  • Promotion of high performance recycling material included in good quality irrigation system in all countries. Proposals for solutions for the problem of plastic in agriculture and related legislation.

  • Collaboration with Associations and Institutions involved in sustainability.

  • Promotion of gender equality in agriculture and irrigation sectors.

  • Identification and partnership with « key people » and associations involved in sustainable agriculture

  • Assessment for the identification and creation of a certified label for sustainable irrigation practices.


Join the groupgiulia.giuffre@irritec.com

Participants :

Ramunas Rederis – ramunas@laistymas.lt
Paolo Antini  – pantini@sentek.com.au
Stefania De Pirro  – stefania.de.pirro@rivulis.com
Sophie Gendre – s.gendre@arvalis.fr
Pablo Carnicero – pcarnicero@regaber.com
Moshi Berenstein –moshi.berenstein@netafim.com
Xavier Corbella  – xavi@itc.es
Giusy Inferrera –giusy.inferrera@irritec.com
Ido Raanan – ido.raanan@netafim.com
Javier Juarez – jjuarez@azud.com
Marco Bezzi – marco.bezzi@unitn.it



Sub-WG1: Plastics in irrigation

Leader : Ido Raanan, Netafim

Mission, vision and motivation for the group’s activity: To advance the responsible use of plastic in irrigation in the EU market.

  1. Compose the EIA-PWG position statement (vision) for the use of plastic in irrigation.
  2. Set tangible goals timeline.
  3. Create partnerships with farmers and plastic organizations.
  4. Track and collaborate with standard institutions.
  5. Track and collaborate with ongoing research about plastics in agriculture.
  6. Discussions on end-of-life solutions/ National collection schemes and best practices.
  7. Articles on EIA website for publications of reports from the CPA and the FAO.

Join the Working Group : ido.raanan@netafim.com

Participants : 

Francesco Monteduro : francesco.monteduro@irritroleurope.com

Michel Histel, Norms specialist : m_histel@orange.fr

Fleur Martin  : communication@irrigationeurope.eu

Warren Gorowitz : warren.gorowitz@hunterindustries.com

Jean Bomy : jean.bomy@rivulis.com




Recent findings/accomplishments of the working group

EIA Working Group 1 held a Meeting on March 1st
Main topic : Challenges and opportunities of applying the European Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance to the irrigation industry
WG Sustainability in Ag. held a meeting on November 16, 2022 : Discussion on Sustainability label
During this meeting, participants had a discussion on sustainable label.
The EIA Sub-Working Group Plastics in Irrigation held a meeting with APE
The purpose of this meeting is to agree on the possibilities of cooperation between our two organisations.
The EIA sub-Working Group 1, Plastic in Irrigation, held a meeting on 1 August
Main objective of this meeting : Mapping the different plastic components in Irrigation.
EIA Sub-Working Group Plastics in Irrigation  held a meeting on 31 May
During this meeting, we recognized the need for other major irrigation plastic manufacturers’ representatives, discussed the position statement of the EIA about plastics in agriculture…
EIA Sub-Working Group Plastics in Irrigation  held its first Meeting on April 11, 2022
Mission, vision and motivation for the group’s activity: To advance the responsible use of plastic in irrigation in the EU market