The IRRIGASC concept and method was invented in 1992 by agricultural engineer Jacques GASC.
In 1993, the IRRIGASC company was launched and in the span of 20 years, with the help out Saliou SECK, Louis PREIRA and KHADY LOUM:
More than 2500 mango and cashew plantations were set up between M'bour and Kaolack, feeding just as many families.
More than 500 000 IRRIGASC ducts were sold in Senegal and abroad.
In 2012, following the passing away of their beloved inventor, the children and grand-children of Jacques decided to continue his life work by transforming the company into a non-profit organisation, with the unwavering support of Saliou, Louis and Khady.
The IRRIGASC Association was born!
In 2013, the organisation planted 9315 fruit trees and introduced a new system of GPS mapping of the plantations.
In 2014, we introduced Google maps supported quality checks, enabling our donors to view the status of their plantations in real time.
In 2015, we launched a new zone of operation in the north of Senegal in Richard Toll in partnership with the Senegalese sugar cane company (CSS) and the MIMRAN foundation.
In 2016, a branch was launched in Burkina Faso thanks to the support of Total Burkina Faso with a first project of 6000 fruit trees.
Jacques GASC receiving the first prize of innovation by Senegalese president for the IRRIGASC duct and method in1992.
Christophe GASC, center-right, son of Jacques Gasc and president of the organisation since its launch in 2013.