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November Update

The aim of the project is to identify the factors that influence successful adoption and upscaling of small‐scale agricultural water management (AWM) interventions and to provide a set of evidence‐based tools and recommendations that support increased investment and policies to improve AWM adoption...

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National Consultation Brief

The AgWater Solutions project is helping to unlock the potential of smallholder farming through agricultural water management (AWM) solutions. This includes technologies and approaches, such as soil moisture management, drip irrigation and water harvesting techniques, as well as the supporting policies...

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Manual Well Drilling in Ethiopia

Just over half of Ethiopia's 64 million rural population live in poverty. Less than 10 percent of the 3.7 to 4.3 million hectares of irrigable land is currently irrigated.Establishing a private sector industry for manual well drilling to access groundwater for irrigation would have the following benefits...

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Manual Well Drilling Investment Opportunity in Ethiopia

Interventions that benefit the rural poor in Ethiopia could potentially improve the lives of almost 36 million rural poor people. Pilot efforts by International Development Enterprises (IDE) to test manual drilling were successful in the areas selected: these efforts demonstrated profitability for farmers, well drillers and well drilling apprentices...

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Opportunités d’investissement dans le forage manuel de puits en Ethiopie

 

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Groundwater Management in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has large reserves of groundwater that could be used to drive agricultural growth. Better hydrogeoplogical mapping, changes to existing policy, and capacity building are needed to harness this untapped resource...

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Motorised Water Lifting in Ethiopia

Encouraging enterprises that combine the supply of pumps, technical support to farmers and markets for produce, could greatly improve the use of water lifting technologies and bring economic benets to farmers...

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Situation Analysis Brief

This situation analysis covers nearly all regional states of Ethiopia and is based on secondary data, field observations, household interviews in selected locations and interviews with key informants including members of the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR)1, Regional Water Resource Bureaus...

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Country Investment Brief

The Agricultural Water Solutions Project aims to unlock the potential of smallholder farming by identifying, evaluating and recommending a variety of agricultural water management (AWM) solutions - including technologies as well as the necessary supporting policies, institutions, financing arrangements and associated business models...

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Watershed Management in Ethopia

Ethiopia has a history of watershed management initiatives dating back to the 1970s. The basic approach has shifted from top-down infrastructure solutions to community-based approaches. There is now a supportive policy and legal framework in the form of policies that facilitate decentralized...

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Ethiopia - Country Dialogue 2009 - 2012

This brief presents the outcomes of the stakeholder engagement activities, known as “The Dialogue,” in the AgWater Solutions Project. A schematic diagram of all the meetings and events is given on page 2 and the key findings are presented.

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Investing in Agricultural Water Management to Benefit Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia

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Agricultural Use of Ground Water in Ethiopia: Assessment of Potential and Analysis of Economics, Policies, Constraints and Opportunities

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Water Lifting Irrigation Technology Adoption in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities

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