Pri­or­i­tize dev’t of ir­ri­ga­tion, say

Sun.Star Davao - - BUSINESS - /GAD

With the high de­mand of veg­eta­bles in the lo­cal mar­ket, the de­vel­op­ment of ir­ri­ga­tion must be a top pri­or­ity in or­der to in­crease more agri­cul­tural pro­duce, an Is­raeli busi­ness leader said.

“As for the Philip­pines, the ba­nana con­tin­ues to gain huge po­ten­tial in the mar­ket but we are see­ing the vegetable in­dus­try grow­ing more at­trac­tion in the mar­ket,” Rivulis Ir­ri­ga­tion busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager Ilan Tamir said in an in­ter­view dur­ing the In­ter­na­tional Ba­nana Congress at SMX Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, SM Lanang, Davao City.

Rivulis Ir­ri­ga­tion is a mi­cro-ir­ri­ga­tion so­lu­tions in­no­va­tor which con­tin­ues to of­fer wide ranges of agri­cul­tural ser­vices in the mar­ket to their cus­tomers world­wide. The Is­raeli com­pany, Rivuli seeks to aid in the up­lift­ing of the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of farm­ers through man­ag­ing ir­ri­ga­tion amidst land scarcity.

Tamir said though there is a huge po­ten­tial in in­creas­ing the vegetable yield in the lo­cal mar­ket here in the Philip­pines, this does not im­me­di­ately re­late into ven­tur­ing di­rectly in sell­ing to the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket at once.

“If we can find the right way in serv­ing the lo­cal mar­ket first, then we can fo­cus in go­ing in­ter­na­tional, If we can in­crease the lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing, then we can grow a big­ger profit,” Tamir said.

The busi­ness leader added Rivulis does not only end in pro­vid­ing ir­ri­ga­tion to small-scale farm­ers but also tend in serv­ing as a chan­nel for the farm­ers to the mar­ket.

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