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Following a profitable pilot venture, 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 scale up of the challenge.
Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will maintain a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing an additional 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 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, a local Special Purpose Vehicle, to pilot the implementation of over a hundred top 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 continue working with our companions at Bonergie Irrigation to considerably scale up our offering to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation options will exchange present diesel pumps, providing farmers with a extra sustainable solution to addressing the linked challenges of local weather change and food safety.”
เกจวัดแรงดันแก๊สอาร์กอน signed at present will see the commissioning, sale, installation and upkeep of no much less than 2,000 further pumps over the next three years. In response to feedback from the pilot, the challenge may also roll out over 500 drip irrigation techniques (DIS) which are designed to optimise efficiency of irrigation whilst also defending groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The techniques are available a range of sizes to swimsuit each farmer’s wants with rent buy financing obtainable to spread the price, making the methods more reasonably priced.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS may be very proud that InfraCo Africa has decided to develop a detailed partnership with us as a shareholder”, says Gabriele Schwarz, CEO of Bonergie Irrigation SAS. “Their large experience will help us to produce a minimal of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation techniques to rural farmers in a sustainable way. The nexus of Water-Energy-Food is doubtless one of the primary topics for the coming years and Bonergie Irrigation SAS and InfraCo Africa are in a perfect place to develop this market in Senegal.” It is anticipated that Phase II of the Bonergie Irrigation challenge shall be co
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