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

Following a profitable pilot challenge, 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 scale up of the project.
Under the model new agreements, InfraCo Africa will maintain a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing a further US$2.four million to substantially scale up farmers’ access to prime quality irrigation options in Senegal.
It has lengthy been recognised that reliance upon rain-fed agriculture exposes Senegal’s farmers to the results of climate change on temperature and rainfall patterns.i In 2019, InfraCo Africa joined with solar equipment specialist Bonergie Senegal to establish Bonergie Irrigation, a neighborhood Special Purpose Vehicle, to pilot the implementation of over 100 top 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 considerably scale up our providing to farmers in Senegal. Access to solar-powered irrigation options will replace present diesel pumps, offering farmers with a more sustainable solution to addressing the linked challenges of climate change and meals security.”
The agreements signed today will see the commissioning, sale, set up and maintenance of no less than 2,000 additional pumps over the next three years. In response to suggestions from the pilot, the project may even roll out over 500 drip irrigation methods (DIS) that are designed to optimise efficiency of irrigation whilst also protecting groundwater sources from over-abstraction. The systems come in a spread of sizes to swimsuit every farmer’s needs with rent buy financing available to unfold the price, making the techniques extra reasonably priced.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS could be 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 help us to supply a minimum of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation techniques to rural farmers in a sustainable method. เกจวัดแรงดันดิจิตอล of Water-Energy-Food is certainly one of the primary subjects 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 project shall be co
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