Agriculture / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Tigray / Water

LIVES irrigation management and value chain development training held in Tigray

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project recently conducted a training on irrigation scheme management for farmers and agricultural experts in the Mehtsab Azmati Irrigation Scheme in Rama, Tigray. Continue reading

DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Water / WLE

Institutions for irrigation water management in Ethiopia: Assessing diversity and service delivery

This working paper reports on a study in Ethiopia to: i) assess the nature and diversity of irrigation institutions in the study schemes; ii) evaluate existing institutions service delivery with respect to selected attributes and draw useful lessons; and iii) identify appropriate interventions. Continue reading

DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Research / Water / WLE

Analysis of water delivery performance of smallholder irrigation schemes in Ethiopia: Diversity and lessons

This working paper focuses on water delivery performance of 10 smallholders irrigation schemes in four regions of Ethiopia, representing diverse water sources, distribution systems, command areas and number of beneficiary farmers and across agro-ecologies as represented by elevation ranges. Continue reading

Agriculture / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Irrigation / IWMI / LIVES / Research / Water / WLE

Does investment in motor pump-based smallholder irrigation lead to financially viable input intensification and production?

This study focuses on the impact of motor pump-based smallholder irrigation in input use and production as compared to rainfed production systems and investigates the financial viability of such investments. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / Knowledge and Information / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / WLE

Working paper on risks in smallholder irrigated systems in Ethiopia

This working paper by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) Project and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) presents results from an analysis of the profitability of selected irrigated commodities and farmers’ risk perception in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Crops / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Irrigation / IWMI / Knowledge and Information / LIVES / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Oromia / Regions / Research / SNNPR / Value Chains / Vegetables / WLE

Piloting solar water pumps use in Ethiopia

The LIVES project in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has commenced the demonstration of solar water pumps with pilot households in Oromia and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ (SNNP) regions. Continue reading