Guest Talk: Zac Gazit

With a passionate commitment to sustainability and a vision for transforming water management, Zac Gazit - the CEO of Alvatech - is here to unveil a groundbreaking technology that promises to revolutionize agriculture.

Our host Adrian dives into the inspiring story behind Alvatech. With tens of millions of farmers facing the daunting challenge of increasing soil salinity, Zac and his team set out on a mission to provide a sustainable solution that won't harm the environment.

What exactly does this tech offer? Zac reveals Alvatech’s simple yet ingenious irrigation system, designed by farmers, for farmers. By enabling the use of saline water for crop growth without adding to soil salinity, this technology emerges as a holy grail for arid and semi-arid environments.

As the discussion unfolds, Zac sheds light on the transformative impact of this technology on water usage, irrigation frequency, and overall crop health. The system's ability to break down salt layers and mineral components ensures healthier soil and substantial water savings, reaching up to 60%.

The episode also explores Alvatech's significant social ethos, empowering women in agriculture, supporting farmers in distressed areas, and promoting soil biodiversity. Zac's commitment to a net-zero approach, fully solar-powered and environmentally responsible, shines as an exemplary model for a greener future.

Don’t miss out as we unravel the power of saline water in agriculture and explore how this revolutionary technology aligns with global commitments made during COP26.
Find the full episode on ‘Water Use in Agriculture’ here.

Guests
  • Nicholas Brozovic
    Nicholas Brozovic
  • Zac Gazit
    Zac Gazit
  • Asad Sarwar Qureshi
    Asad Sarwar Qureshi
  • Adriano Battilani
    Adriano Battilani
Did you know?
  • Alvatech provides a sustainable solution for farmers facing increased salinity in water and soil.
  • The technology is designed to be farmer-friendly, robust, and low maintenance, resembling an irrigation pipe with hidden technology.
  • The device has been installed in 24 countries across all six continents, addressing the global issue of salinity in agriculture.
Nicholas Brozovic
Nicholas Brozovic

PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR OF POLICY, DAUGHERTY WATER FOR FOOD GLOBAL INSTITUTE AND AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA IN LINCOLN

He has over twenty years of experience working on water management issues worldwide. Nicholas strives to influence the way managers, decision  makers and funders view and implement policies to sustain water use in agriculture. He and his team partner with many kinds of stakeholders to understand, test and validate new technologies and business models. He has mentored a growing community of students and young professionals dedicated to improving water and food security globally.

Zac Gazit
Zac Gazit

CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR, ALVÁTECH

Zac Gazit is constantly looking for ways to combine his passion for technology and innovation with his desire to make our world a better place. His experience in developing and growing high technology companies and his work with internationally renowned companies led him to start ALVÁTECH, an award winning AgTech company that is rapidly growing worldwide. Zac is a keen advocate of green change and is working with governments and organizations to make a global impact and form a green legacy.

Asad Sarwar Qureshi
Asad Sarwar Qureshi

SENIOR SCIENTIST IN IRRIGATION AND WATER MANAGEMENT, ICBA

Before joining the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in 2014, he worked at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in different scientific and management capacities in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Central Asia, and Bangladesh. He has about 30 years of experience in action research aimed at finding agronomic and engineering solutions geared towards mitigating the incipient water logging and salinity problems of irrigated areas and developing conservation strategies for the water-scarce regions of the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and Central Asia.

Adriano Battilani
Adriano Battilani

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