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

Following a successful 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 proceed supporting the size up of the venture.
Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will hold a big minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing an extra US$2.4 million to substantially scale up farmers’ entry to prime quality irrigation solutions in Senegal.
It has lengthy been recognised that reliance upon rain-fed agriculture exposes Senegal’s farmers to the consequences of local weather change on temperature and rainfall patterns.i In 2019, InfraCo Africa joined with solar tools specialist Bonergie Senegal to ascertain Bonergie Irrigation, a local Special Purpose Vehicle, to pilot the implementation of over a hundred prime 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 offering to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation solutions will replace current diesel pumps, providing farmers with a more sustainable answer 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 further pumps over the following three years. In response to feedback from the pilot, the venture may also roll out over 500 drip irrigation techniques (DIS) that are designed to optimise effectivity of irrigation whilst additionally defending groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The systems are available a spread of sizes to suit every farmer’s wants with hire buy financing obtainable to unfold the price, making the techniques extra affordable.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS could be very proud that InfraCo Africa has determined to develop a detailed partnership with us as a shareholder”, says Gabriele Schwarz, CEO of Bonergie Irrigation SAS. “Their super experience will help us to supply a minimal of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation techniques to rural farmers in a sustainable method. ไดอะแฟรม ซีล of Water-Energy-Food is likely one of the primary topics for the coming years and Bonergie Irrigation SAS and InfraCo Africa are in an ideal place to develop this market in Senegal.” It is anticipated that Phase II of the Bonergie Irrigation venture will be co

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