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Following a successful pilot project, 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 continue supporting the dimensions up of the project.
Under the brand new agreements, InfraCo Africa will hold a big minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing a further US$2.four 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 effects of local weather change on temperature and rainfall patterns.i In 2019, InfraCo Africa joined with photo voltaic gear specialist Bonergie Senegal to establish Bonergie Irrigation, a local 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, mentioned of today’s announcement: “We are excited to continue working with our companions at Bonergie Irrigation to substantially scale up our providing to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation options will replace existing diesel pumps, providing farmers with a extra sustainable answer to addressing the linked challenges of climate change and meals safety.”
เกจวัดแรงดันถังลม signed right now will see the commissioning, sale, installation and maintenance of at least 2,000 further pumps over the next three years. In response to feedback from the pilot, the project may even roll out over 500 drip irrigation techniques (DIS) which are designed to optimise effectivity of irrigation whilst also protecting groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The techniques come in a range of sizes to suit each farmer’s wants with hire buy financing available to spread the fee, making the systems extra inexpensive.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS is very proud that InfraCo Africa has determined to develop an in depth partnership with us as a shareholder”, says Gabriele Schwarz, CEO of Bonergie Irrigation SAS. “Their tremendous expertise will assist us to provide a minimum of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation systems to rural farmers in a sustainable means. The nexus of Water-Energy-Food is doubtless certainly one of the major subjects for the coming years and Bonergie Irrigation SAS and InfraCo Africa are in an ideal position to develop this market in Senegal.” It is anticipated that Phase II of the Bonergie Irrigation challenge will be co
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