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

Following a successful pilot venture, InfraCo Africa, a part 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 size up of the venture.
Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will hold a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing an extra US$2.four million to considerably 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 effects 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, an area Special Purpose Vehicle, to pilot the implementation of over 100 prime quality Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS).
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InfraCo Africa’s CEO, Gilles Vaes, said of today’s announcement: “We are excited to proceed working with our companions at Bonergie Irrigation to substantially scale up our providing to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation solutions will replace present diesel pumps, offering farmers with a extra sustainable resolution to addressing the linked challenges of climate change and food security.”
The agreements signed right now will see the commissioning, sale, installation and upkeep of a minimum of 2,000 additional pumps over the next three years. In ราคาเพรสเชอร์เกจ to feedback from the pilot, the project may even roll out over 500 drip irrigation methods (DIS) which are designed to optimise effectivity of irrigation whilst also defending groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The systems are out there in a range of sizes to suit each farmer’s wants with hire purchase financing obtainable to spread the price, making the methods more inexpensive.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS is 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 tremendous expertise will assist us to produce a minimum of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation techniques to rural farmers in a sustainable way. The nexus of Water-Energy-Food is doubtless certainly one of the main matters for the approaching years and Bonergie Irrigation SAS and InfraCo Africa are in a perfect position to develop this market in Senegal.” It is anticipated that Phase II of the Bonergie Irrigation challenge might be co
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