Following a successful pilot venture, 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 size up of the venture.
Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will maintain a big minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing an additional US$2.4 million to substantially scale up farmers’ access to prime quality irrigation options in Senegal.
It has long 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 ascertain 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, 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 solutions will replace present diesel pumps, offering farmers with a more sustainable answer to addressing the linked challenges of local weather change and food security.”
The agreements 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 venture may also roll out over 500 drip irrigation techniques (DIS) which are designed to optimise effectivity of irrigation whilst additionally protecting groundwater sources from over-abstraction. เกจวัดแรงดัน250bar are available a variety of sizes to suit every farmer’s needs with rent buy financing obtainable to spread the price, 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 expertise will help 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 amongst 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 project will be co