Gratitude from shoulders of giants

Standing on the shoulders of giants is a metaphor which means:

“Using the understanding gained by major thinkers who have gone before in order to make intellectual progress”.

At Eficagua, we feel deeply grateful for the knowledge we’ve been acquiring, assimilating and articulating, in order to generate our water efficiency model applied to vascular plants used in agriculture.

All of this would’ve been impossible without the understanding of all those “big thinkers”, who’ve been contributing from their scientific expertise, in order to develop this transdisciplinary knowledge link.

To all of them, we are truly grateful within their respective areas:


For articulating knowledge with the common goal of reproducing and using the benefits of plants.


For elucidating the interactions happening on the rhizosphere and its relevance within the water-soil-plant relationship.

Soil microbiology

For illuminating the complex biodiversity matrix existing within the soil and its importance in nutrient cycling.


For emphasizing the importance of soil fungi and delivering a clear picture on the wonderful and diverse world of mycorrhizae.


For elucidating the dynamics happening within a living soil and its relevance for both humification and mineralization.


For contributing with an extensive array of possibilities that allows the conversion of soil, plant or weather signals, into useful information to make better decisions.


For modelling, with an ever increasing precision, weather changes, which helps to perform a better approach on adaptation and mitigation.

Plant physiology

For making a clear picture on how external and internal stimuli trigger plant responses and how this is linked to development potential.

Plant biotechnology

For developing biology based applications in order to optimize crop production.

Molecular biology

For clearing out the mechanisms and metabolisms involved in plant response, which contributes to better crop management.

Organic, inorganic and polymer chemistry

For revealing water interactions with many other elements and compounds, which contributes to understanding which actions are needed to improve its quality and availability.


For illustrating and modelling water dynamics on our planet, particularly in the atmosphere and ground surface.


For clearing out underground water dynamics and the importance of the good management to keep watersheds healthy.

To this date, the authors reviewed are more than 1.000 from over 400 scientific publications and more than 20 books.