Eggplant nursery at our Dabou plantation.
TMG is developing numerous agricultural development initiatives to address more specifically the needs of the communities in the areas of exploitation of the group and to strengthen the local economy. It is frequent that mining areas overlap with those dedicated to agriculture. TMG focuses on investing in agriculture which remains the largest employer and the lifeblood of numerous communities and has a significant potential impact on economic growth.
When mining becomes a great opportunity to boost farming
We have created AgroMine, a program that provides support, training and agricultural development opportunities, in partnership with agricultural companies. This program aims at empowering women and build community resilience through the development of sustainable agriculture opportunities in and near TMG centers of exploration. The women, who remain the pillar of the communities gather into local cooperatives. They learn about producing and marketing agricultural products to generate greater income for them and their families.
TMG helps them develop a venue for a green market.
To achieve its goals, TMG strategically partners with agriculture companies to provide training courses on food hygiene, food security and income generation.
In Côte d’Ivoire, January 2017, TMG partners with AGRICI , a private operator and consultancy dedicated to promote and improve agricultural productivity across West Africa.
As an operator, and advisor AGRICI offers us true alignment with our clients and brings a professional farm business capability to work alongside our agronomists and provide customers and communities with a more complete farm profit solution.With AGRICI, we understand on both fertilizer and sustainable pesticide use,
fixed cost management, utilisation of labour and machinery, environmental stewardship, diversification – all these factors affect the overall success of our AGROMINE business.
DRONES INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY USE
In agriculture and environment
Precision in agriculture calls for continuous land management, at a competitive cost, while respecting the environment, for which AGRICI offers TMG by using drone technology for:
• Survey of different parameters, such as chlorophyll levels or plot nitrogen requirements.
• Survey of the brightness of soil, vegetation or water stress.
The analysis of the data will allow us to obtain a turnkey map to determine the most suitable treatments to optimize our production.
This gives TMG Agromine project a competitive edge as it is very important before any great agriculture project to have a clear view of the plot for a better use of the space in terms of plantation creation and to help in the equipment installation and security planning.
Through our partnership, AGRICI provides TMG services such as:
Study of plants (foliar analysis) and water for irrigation
Input advice (fertilizers, phytosanitary products and seeds)
Mapping of soils and agricultural potential of sites to be developed with Drone
Optimization of soil fertilization to improve agricultural production.
Diagnosis of nutrition and advice of fertilization (or irrigation) of "crops"
Advice and installation of agricultural production systems (drip and above ground)
Supply of agricultural equipment
Supply of plant material (Plants, Fertilizers)
Creation of garden (green space ...)
Creation, assistance and advice in breeding
TMG is continuously seeking ways to improve through innovation, technology in all areas of its activities.
For that purpose we are innovating drone technology both in mine and agriculture for precision, competitive cost, land management and a better management of the environment.