Agritech at Durban

Gathered at the « United Nations Climate Change Conference » at Durban in South Africa, country officials, private sector, NGOs and international Organizations met to make key choices regarding environment and global regulations.

Among participants, Agritech Group, a West African based agro-group made a well-regarded presentation of its activities with a unique angle : including solar energy and biofuel production in local agricultural schemes to build farmers capacities and lower running costs to foster food production.

The presentation was carrying a promising title : « Low carbon solutions for Agro Business in West Africa ». It relies on four years work in the field of research and development, food farming and green energy production. Relying on both success and failures stories about biofuel production in Africa, M. William Kwende, CEO of Agritech group has been advocating for this singular development scheme for years. It is now implemented in several countries in Western-Africa : Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast…

Modern farms and cooperatives in rural areas are now running on bio energy – solar irrigation & mechanized farming running on refined Jatropha oil – to produce various crops such as sunflower, corn, soybean and vegetables. In parallel, industrial centers’ are producing vegetable oil, exotic fats, bio fertilizers, bio gas and electricity from agricultural waste and conditioned commodities for both local and regional markets. This multi-outputs production scheme is combined with logistics hubs and a truck fleet running on bioenergy.

These key findings fit in North countries needs to rely on relevant and sustainable projects in the South in line with Kyoto protocol. After such a successful project presentation, Agritech is definitely the right partner Western countries are looking for.

For more information, please contact :
William Kwende
CEO of Agritech Group