Ethiopia counts more than 74 million people. Around 84% live in rural areas and depend on rainwater for agricultural and domestic water supply. Most rain falls intensively, leading to an abundance of water for a few weeks, and even longer periods of drought. With its rainwater harvesting projects, RAIN offers a solution for farmers to store water for irrigation and livestock.
Irrigation development in agriculture allows farmers in Ethiopia to produce food for their own families and their communities throughout the year, but it also has a few other uses. It also enables farmers to:
Rainwater harvesting has more possibilities than irrigation development alone. In fact, it’s an ideal strategy to ensure access to clean water at community and household levels. Find out more in this document by RAIN, which tells you all about the promising possibilities of rainwater harvesting in Ethiopia. Feel free to contact RAIN, if you have any questions or ideas.