Partners set to scale entry to solar-powered irrigation solutions in Senegal

Following a profitable pilot project, InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement and a Loan Agreement with Bonergie Irrigation SAS (Bonergie Irrigation) to continue supporting the size up of the venture.
Under the model new agreements, InfraCo Africa will maintain a big minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing a further US$2.four million to substantially scale up farmers’ access to high quality irrigation options in Senegal.
It has lengthy been recognised that reliance upon rain-fed agriculture exposes Senegal’s farmers to the results of local weather change on temperature and rainfall patterns.i In 2019, InfraCo Africa joined with solar gear specialist Bonergie Senegal to establish Bonergie Irrigation, a neighborhood Special Purpose Vehicle, to pilot the implementation of over one hundred high quality Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS).
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InfraCo Africa’s CEO, Gilles Vaes, stated of today’s announcement: “We are excited to continue working with our partners at Bonergie Irrigation to considerably scale up our offering to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation options will replace present diesel pumps, offering farmers with a more sustainable resolution to addressing the linked challenges of climate change and food safety.”
เกจวัดแรงอัดกระบอกสูบ signed right now will see the commissioning, sale, installation and maintenance of at least 2,000 further pumps over the following three years. In response to feedback from the pilot, the challenge may even roll out over 500 drip irrigation systems (DIS) which are designed to optimise efficiency of irrigation whilst also defending groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The techniques are obtainable in a range of sizes to suit every farmer’s wants with hire purchase financing available to spread the fee, making the systems extra affordable.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS may be very proud that InfraCo Africa has decided to develop an in depth partnership with us as a shareholder”, says Gabriele Schwarz, CEO of Bonergie Irrigation SAS. “Their tremendous experience will assist us to produce a minimum of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation methods to rural farmers in a sustainable method. The nexus of Water-Energy-Food is amongst the major matters for the coming years and Bonergie Irrigation SAS and InfraCo Africa are in an ideal position to develop this market in Senegal.” It is anticipated that Phase II of the Bonergie Irrigation project will be co
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