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

Following a successful pilot challenge, InfraCo Africa, a half of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a Shareholders’ Agreement and a Loan Agreement with Bonergie Irrigation SAS (Bonergie Irrigation) to proceed supporting the dimensions up of the project.
Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will hold a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing a further US$2.four million to substantially scale up farmers’ entry to top 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 tools specialist Bonergie Senegal to determine Bonergie Irrigation, a neighborhood Special Purpose Vehicle, to pilot the implementation of over 100 top quality Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS).
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InfraCo Africa’s CEO, Gilles Vaes, mentioned of today’s announcement: “We are excited to proceed working with our partners at Bonergie Irrigation to considerably scale up our providing to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation solutions will exchange present diesel pumps, offering farmers with a extra sustainable answer to addressing the linked challenges of local weather change and meals safety.”
The agreements signed right now will see the commissioning, sale, installation and upkeep of no much less than 2,000 additional pumps over the subsequent three years. In response to suggestions from the pilot, the venture may also roll out over 500 drip irrigation systems (DIS) which are designed to optimise efficiency of irrigation while additionally defending groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The techniques come in a variety of sizes to suit every farmer’s wants with hire buy financing obtainable to unfold the fee, making the methods more reasonably priced.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS could be very proud that InfraCo Africa has determined to develop a close partnership with us as a shareholder”, says Gabriele Schwarz, CEO of Bonergie Irrigation SAS. “Their large expertise will assist us to produce a minimum of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation techniques to rural farmers in a sustainable method. The nexus of Water-Energy-Food is doubtless certainly one of the major topics for the approaching years and Bonergie Irrigation SAS and InfraCo Africa are in a perfect position to develop this market in Senegal.” เกจปรับแรงดันแก๊ส is anticipated that Phase II of the Bonergie Irrigation challenge might be co
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