Prioritize dev’t of irrigation, say
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.