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เพรสเชอร์เกจ will now acquire photo voltaic irrigation pumps easily after International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Agricultural financial institution of Egypt (ABE) shaped a partnership to help the farmers access financing to buy the solar irrigation methods.
The partnership will assist promote Egyptian farmers switch to Solar Irrigation Systems decreasing their reliance on diesel-powered mills and boosting their productiveness.
According to IFC, using solar energy for water pumping could potentially save farmers an estimated US $875 million yearly in diesel gasoline prices, helping reduce greenhouse gas.
ABE, one of the country’s largest banks in Egypt, will build capability and design new financial products to enable Egyptian farmers—most of whom lack direct access to grid electricity—to purchase and install photo voltaic irrigation pumps.
ABE Deputy Chairman – Sami Abdel Sadek, said, “Expanding using photo voltaic energy technology among farmers is part of our strategy to support agricultural and rural growth in Egypt. It will also contribute to the country’s 2030 technique to encourage agricultural investments and rationalize the use of sources, together with vitality, within the sector.”

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Walid Labadi, IFC Country Manager for Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, added that the partnership with ABE will assist present clear power to farmers at an inexpensive cost, while helping scale back greenhouse gasoline emissions. Supporting the development of renewable power and expanding access to finance are priorities for IFC in Egypt.
The partnership is a half of IFC’s broader advisory work to strengthen Egypt’s clear expertise sector and help entrepreneurship in the country.
Under the Cleantech Entrepreneurship and Market Development Project, IFC is helping select financial establishments construct their capacity to supply financing facilities for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) techniques within the agribusiness sector. The venture is being implemented in partnership with the governments of Denmark, South Korea, and the Netherlands.
IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the most important international improvement establishment centered on the private sector in rising markets whereas ABE’s major objective is to help in the develope Egypt’s agricultural sector.
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