CONTEXT

- Driver of the economy, the agricultural sector employs over 60% of total workforce
- Only 5% of African arable lands are irrigated, leaving harvest quality and quantity mainly
dependent on rain water
- Low productivity of harvests and climate volatility entail a growing food insecurity
- Need to improve the availability of agricultural water, underground and in surface, by promoting
irrigation
- Need to reinforce small farmers' capabilities in managing agricultural water to de-risk
their farms

 

ACTIONS ON RAINFED AREAS AND IRRIGATED AREAS

RAINFED AREAS
> Identification of sites for infrastructure construction (ponds, pipes)
> Link with water management service providers
> Empowerment of farmers in their water management

IRRIGATED AREAS
> Carrying out of analyses
> Support and training to farmers concerned
> Promotion of good irrigation practices
> Increase of water storage capacities

 

SCOPE

ETHIOPIA

 

BUDGET

$ 4,9 M over three years (2016 – 2020)

 

IMPACT & NEXT STEPS

Sustainable impact
Development of new irrigation systems
Implementation of new agricultural techniques
Construction of ponds
New systems to collect rain water
Benefited to 5 258 households that will be able to resist climate hazards

Next steps
Fund raising, development of partnerships and identification of the areas & intervention methods

 

The "AAA" initiative can help the project by identifying potential partners and financing sources