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Indigenous chicken flock foraging in Ethiopia. Photo: ILRI

Coping with water scarcity in Addis Ababa’s slaughterhouses

Ethiopia’s livestock sector is vibrant and has a huge potential to furnish human nutrition and trade targets in East Africa and beyond, according to experts. Nevertheless, the sector is under threat because of increasing water shortages.
A roundtable on Ethiopia’s PPP strategy development for small-scale irrigation development and management. Muluken Elias Adamseged / IWMI

Navigating the future of irrigation in Ethiopia: Public-private partnerships for small-scale...

Advancing irrigation development through public-private partnership has the potential to increase agricultural output, enhanced food and nutrition security, and potentially lift millions out of poverty.
Cars and donkeys in the Ethiopian Somali region. Radhika Singh / IWMI

Understanding the water crisis in refugee hosting communities in Ethiopia’s Somali...

Understanding the Water Crisis in Refugee Hosting Communities in Ethiopia's Somali Region.
Ethiopia Somali region landscape. Radhika Singh / IWMI

We’re taking the path less traveled: Addressing fragility, conflict and migration...

Climate-induced displacement is rampant in Ethiopia’s Somali region. As co-lead of CGIAR’s Fragility, Conflict, and Migration Initiative IWMI is working to embed resilience-building solutions in Ethiopian refugee, internally displaced persons, and host communities.
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Humming a new tune on World Toilet Day: Creating value through...

Work by IDS and partners, including IWMI, has looked at urban sanitation challenges in Nepal, India, Ethiopia and Ghana.
A woman farmer inspecting a sprinkler

IWMI part of global, five-year program to build sustainable food systems

IWMI will implement the Innovation Lab for Irrigation & Mechanization Systems, funded by USAID and led by University of Nebraska.

Be a germ buster: Wash your hands.

Effective hand hygiene reduces the risk of meat contamination and the transmission of foodborne disease

Water: Amplifying impact through the CGIAR Initiative on One Health

Globally, the health of water is affected by various water users and pollution sources including cities, towns, crops, livestock and industries.
Irrigated home gardens, like this one in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, are an important source of food, including in the dry season. Photo: Mulugeta Ayene / WLE

Researchers map Ethiopia’s irrigated areas at a previously unavailable resolution

Remote sensing data enables IWMI researchers to identify irrigated areas at a resolution of 30 meters, providing valuable insights for water policy and agricultural planning.

Finding the economic value of irrigation water in the Nile Basin...

A recent study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) estimated the economic value of irrigation water for major crops in various agricultural systems of the Nile Basin.