Thursday
December 17
2020

Bboxx and EDF Cultivate Partnership to Deliver Solar-Powered Farming in Togo

By Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl

Bboxx, a next-generation utility, and EDF, a global leader in low-carbon energies, are expanding access to solar-powered irrigation systems for thousands of farmers in Togo.

As part of the partnership, the Togo Government is providing a 50% subsidy to halve the cost of solar-powered farming and irrigation systems for 5,000 farmers.

This is alongside tax exemptions on import duties and VAT on the water pumps, making the product more affordable for the end-user – smallholder farmers in Togo.

This builds on the ‘CIZO cheque’ subsidy launched in 2019 by the government, which made solar energy more affordable to help overcome energy poverty.

Photo courtesy of Ivko.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Agriculture, Energy
Tags
agriculture, energy, energy poverty, smallholder farmers, solar power, sustainability