Press Release: June 03, 2020
ONDO Smart Farming Solutions - an agritech company offering innovative sustainable agriculture solutions - has announced the opening up of its first international branch in Durban, South Africa. The decision has come following the considerable interest towards ONDO agriculture automation solutions from local companies and the vast potential of the regional market.
Headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, ONDO offers innovative, digitally-controlled sustainable agriculture solutions for automated drip irrigation management and control, precise plant nutrition and climate control for various crops. Farmers using ONDO achieve significant savings of up to 85% in water consumed and up to 50% in energy consumed thanks to precise management and control on all plant processes. In addition, farmers can expect up to 40% increase in yield and up to 60% less losses resulting from human error.
After onboarding a number of regional customers in Bulgaria and Macedonia, ONDO continues to expand on the international markets. Following the interest in ONDO solutions from South African farmers growing sugar cane, vineyards and corn, the company has set up its first international branch in Durban, South Africa.
“We are very excited to be contributing to the expansion of a modern sustainable farming solution. South Africa has very fertile soil but farming and crops grown are significantly affected by the dry season in the country. Thanks to ONDO’s water and energy management and control as well as the optimization of human labor used, crops could soon be grown on land that has not been efficiently used for farming yet. We are also confident that the productivity of farmers in the region would be greatly increased.”- said the branch manager Anton Samsonov.
“South Africa is a huge market but being different from the European one, in terms of crops grown and climate specifics, it will certainly pose interesting challenges to our team. ONDO’s sustainable agriculture solutions, however, have been designed and proven to work for various crops. We are confident that we will see the same, if not better, efficiency achieved, in terms of savings of major resources and increase in crop yield, on this new market as well. ” said ONDO Head of Product and Sales Ivaylo Enev.
The expansion of ONDO activities comes only several months after IndigoVerge - the company behind ONDO - announced that it received funding from Eleven Ventures. The funding was announced to be primarily aimed at supporting the active development of ONDO Smart Farming solutions.
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ONDO (ondo.io) offers innovative, digitally-controlled sustainable agriculture solutions for automated drip irrigation management and control, precise plant nutrition and climate control for various crops. ONDO can be used in greenhouses, orchards, vineyards or on the open fields.