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 continue supporting the size up of the challenge.
Under the new agreements, InfraCo Africa will maintain a large minority shareholding in Bonergie Irrigation, committing an extra US$2.four million to substantially scale up farmers’ entry to prime quality irrigation solutions in Senegal.
It has long been recognised that reliance upon rain-fed agriculture exposes Senegal’s farmers to the consequences of climate change on temperature and rainfall patterns.i In 2019, InfraCo Africa joined with solar gear specialist Bonergie Senegal to ascertain Bonergie Irrigation, an area 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, 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 substitute current diesel pumps, providing farmers with a more sustainable solution to addressing the linked challenges of climate change and food safety.”

The agreements signed today will see the commissioning, sale, installation and maintenance of at least 2,000 further pumps over the subsequent three years. In response to suggestions from the pilot, the challenge may even roll out over 500 drip irrigation techniques (DIS) that are designed to optimise effectivity of irrigation whilst additionally defending groundwater sources from over-abstraction. pressure gauge are available a range of sizes to swimsuit each farmer’s needs with rent purchase financing available to spread the cost, making the systems more reasonably priced.
“Bonergie Irrigation SAS is 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 minimal of 2000 pumps and 500 drip irrigation techniques to rural farmers in a sustainable method. The nexus of Water-Energy-Food is certainly one of the primary matters 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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