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    Partner Search Horizon 2020 - Industrial Companies for Irrigation System Materials and Technologies Sought

    Published on 21 November 2019
    Author: Linda Münger, National Contact Point Food

    A consortium seeks industrial partners interested in the call CE-SFS-36-2020 “Diversifying revenue in rural Africa through bio-based solutions”.

    A group of German, Spanish, Bulgarian and North Macedonia R&D centres have developed a micro-irrigation system. They are looking for industrial companies with expertise in the development of new materials and technologies related to irrigation systems (mainly from Europe), and South-African end users (farmers or agricultural companies) interested in the call CE-SFS-36-2020 for completing consortium.

    Partners sought:

    1. Industrial partners mainly from Europe involved in the development of new materials and technologies related to irrigation systems. Industrial South-African companies are also welcomed. Industrial companies must be involved in the development and production of fertilizers, ceramics, water purification systems and plastics for irrigation.

    • Fertilizer producer´s activity will be the development of a specific formulation for each crop to be tested.
    • Ceramic producer´s activity will be the development of a high scale production system of clays tubes.
    • Water purification company´s activity will be the adequacy of water conditions for irrigation and fertilizers formulation release to crops.
    • Plastic producer´s activity will be the development of a large-scale production system of plastic connection system for the clays tubes. Plastic should be recycled and/or recyclable.

    2. South Africans farmer associations, cooperatives, local authorities or agricultural companies that will act as end-users.

    • testing micro-irrigation system and fertilizers formulation in different crops and soil conditions.

    Deadline for EoI: 15-12-19.
    Deadline of the 1st stage call: 22-01-2020.

    Please address interest to Mrs. Kathrin Rüegg at EEN Switzerland.