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Irrigation in drought-hit Gujarat. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI Everything you need to know about water and migration (December 15, 2020) - Often, migration is a development problem being solved by people using their own agency, and this should be better reflected in policy responses at all levels.
Measuring the water level in the Ajuri River in Ethiopia. Photo: Maheder Haileselassie / IWMI How to monitor effectively when the water balance drops (November 30, 2020) - A new IWMI Working Paper provides a Gap and Opportunity Analysis of Hydrological Monitoring in Ethiopia.
Can citizen science help to fill hydrology data gaps in Ethiopia? (October 27, 2020) - IWMI conducted a qualitative study to investigate the possibilities of embedding a citizen science approach into existing data collection systems.
Initial Research Highlights Importance of Irrigation for Ethiopian Farmers During COVID-19 (September 2, 2020) - Agriculture sustains the Ethiopian economy, and access to irrigation here is critical for food security. Now, in the wake of COVID-19, the World Food Programme estimates acute hunger will double worldwide, with concern particularly high for Africa.
Sewagegn, a local farmer, and Gebeyaw, a data collector, set up a solar powered pump in her backyard garden in Danghesta, in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. To make scaling farmer-led irrigation inclusive and equitable, it is critical to look at the food system and consider who wants to irrigate, what technologies they prefer, how they can invest and what type of financing is best. Inclusivity also requires understanding gender relations, which can shape a farmer’s position in the household, access and control over resources and participation in decision-making. Photo credit: Mulugeta Ayene/WLE How to accelerate and scale inclusive water access in Ethiopia (June 11, 2020) - A photo story to highlight farmer-led irrigation in Ethiopia.
Omo-Turkana basin. Photo: Fritz Kleinschroth / IWMI Simulating trade-offs in the water-energy-food nexus (October 1, 2019) - In the Omo-Turkana and Zambezi basins in Africa, complex relationships emerge from the balances struck among hydropower generation, irrigated agriculture, water quality and environmental flows.
Main Canal coming out of the Qoga dam found around Bahirdar area Reuters: More deals, less conflict? Cross-border water planning key, report warns (September 6, 2019) - New report suggests national leaders make water security a priority now, link water policy to other national policies, from agriculture to trade, and put in place water-sharing institutions early.
Woman fetching water from a small reservoir close to a pumping point-Hamish-John-Appleby When small is beautiful – but not spectacular (July 1, 2019) - Taking stock of a widespread water intervention in Africa.
Ali Ibrahim works on an onion farm that he also supervises. He uses irrigation method by bringing water from the nearby Mojo River. Water security for all (January 25, 2019) - IWMI joins a major UK-funded effort to find solutions.
Ethiopia farmer Etenesh Asro using groundwater for irrigation. Photo: Maheder Haileselassie/IWMI International Day of Rural Women (October 12, 2018) - Empowering women in community-based groundwater governance.
Committed to soil and water conservation (August 8, 2018) - Understanding Ethiopia’s past experience to guide future investments
Kariba Dam between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Damned if you don’t! (July 5, 2018) - Time for smart dam design and operation to combat malaria in Africa.
The road to climate resilience (May 10, 2018) - Enabling rural communities to draw up action plans aimed at enhancing resilience to climate-related hazards through sustainable management of natural resources.
Good, better, best – Never let it rest (February 21, 2017) - Success factors of watershed management in Ethiopia
Bloomberg: U.S. Startup Plans Africa Expansion With Solar Watering Kits (November 1, 2016) - Only about 5 percent of African agriculture is irrigated, according to the International Water Management Institute. In Tanzania, for example, the government says it has a 6.8 trillion-shilling ($3.1 billion) irrigation funding gap.
Smallholder irrigation taking root (July 14, 2016) - USAID and Texas A&M team field visit to ILSSI sites in Ethiopia
A happy medium for Ethiopian tomatoes (July 14, 2016) - Locally produced compost bags could help market gardeners
Sustainable development in the Eastern Nile (June 9, 2016) - Investments in land and water are critical
Solar water pumps boost household micro-irrigation (May 2, 2016) - The case of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley Region
Ethiopia’s mountain communities face up to the future (April 7, 2016) - Bale farmers turn to science help improve land management.
  • LIVES project extends its research expertise beyond its domain districts March 23, 2017
    The LIVES project operates in 31 domain districts across four regions of Ethiopia: Amhara, Tigray, SNNPR and Oromia. The post LIVES project extends its research expertise beyond its domain districts appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • Challenges faced by communities in the Bale Eco-Region of Ethiopia January 23, 2017
    Scarcity of reliable data on weather conditions and water availability is among the challenges faced by communities in the Bale Eco-region of Ethiopia. The post Challenges faced by communities in the Bale Eco-Region of Ethiopia appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • African ESP Conference 2016 December 16, 2016
    Parallel sessions demonstrated that ecosystems degradation is one the continent problem and addressing this problem is crucial to achieve the SDG. The post African ESP Conference 2016 appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • Building climate resilience through community dialogues for small scale farming communities in Ethiopia October 14, 2016
    By Desalegne Tadesse “The knowledge of how to provide incentives and build resilience in the face of climate change remains a fundamental challenge in Ethiopia alongside many other developing countries. To address this challenge we need to consider how multiple agricultural, social and environmental interventions fit into biophysical and social systems in-la […]
  • IWMI signs MoU with the Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture Research (EIAR) July 25, 2016
    IWMI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) The post IWMI signs MoU with the Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture Research (EIAR) appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • Call for Research Proposals on Trade-Offs April 22, 2016
    Submit your proposal in English. Candidates are free to design their own methodology. Deliverables should include full research proposal, monthly field reports, draft report and final report. The post Call for Research Proposals on Trade-Offs appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • Capacity development: The next generation of natural resources managers March 1, 2016
    Teshager Assefa, received the Eshetu Chole Memorial Award from Addis Ababa University for the Second best MSc Thesis of the year in Economics entitled Analysis of Technical Efficiencies of Small Scale Irrigation Technologies. The post Capacity development: The next generation of natural resources managers appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • IWMI at the Ethiopian Soil Week November 20, 2015
    The first ever Ethiopian Soil Campaign themed “Healthy soils for a Healthy Life” is taking place this week (November 16-21) in Addis as part of the International Year of Soils. The post IWMI at the Ethiopian Soil Week appeared first on IWMI East Africa.
  • Exploring the Humidtropics action sites in Western Ethiopia November 6, 2015
    The district administrations of Jeldu and Diga, located in the Oromia region of Western Ethiopia, hosted field days along district level Innovation Platform (IP) meetings at the Humidtropics action sites in Jeldu and Diga, October 12-18. The second national level Research for Development (R4D) meeting also took place within the time frame. The post Exploring […]
  • Postcards from Ethiopia September 10, 2015
    Four stories reflecting on IWMI’s science, and how local farmers are adapting to unique water resource challenges. The post Postcards from Ethiopia appeared first on IWMI East Africa.