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Agtech company Netafim has agreed to acquire Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider, Gakon Horticultural Projects, as it looks to meet growing demand for local food production in all climates.
Based in the Netherlands, Gakon is a global greenhouse construction company that designs, produces and builds complete greenhouse projects.
Netafim specialises in precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects and has been active for several decades in the greenhouse market. With its acquisition, Netafim is expanding its offering in the production and supply of top-tier greenhouse projects to meet the increasing demand for advanced farming methods.
The Israel-headquartered firm says growing populations, the call for sustainable agriculture and increasing concern over food security has led to a surge of interest in locally grown fresh produce. Netafim aims to provide growers with a comprehensive offering of greenhouse technologies, structures, irrigations, fertigation and crop growing expertise in an effort to maximise productivity and efficiently in all climate conditions.
“Greenhouse projects were already a strategic priority for Netafim, with Covid-19 further validating the importance of food security and a local fresh supply,” said Gabriel Miodownik, Netafim CEO.
“We are delighted to join forces with Gakon to enhance our in-house greenhouse related capabilities, including production, and provide local farmers and growers across the world with greenhouse solutions and services that will support both farmers and local food security,” he added.
Pieter van Berchum, director of Gakon, said: “Teaming up with Netafim unlocks a world of opportunities for us. We are excited to be able to apply our deep knowledge and skills of greenhouse horticulture to new markets and be part of a group that is set to drive forward sustainable and profitable crop production.”
Netafim offers irrigation and fertigation solutions to farmers from smallholders to large-scale agricultural producers in over 100 countries.
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