Ethiopia: Water Works
IFAD Asset Request Portlet
Ethiopia: Water Works27 August 2020
Water is a vital ingredient for growing many crops around the globe, but while the world has enough water, it’s often not in the right places, at the right time.
Ethiopia has long been associated with droughts and famines, but climate change has made the droughts even longer and more devastating for small-scale rural farmers. Molach lives and farms in Tigray. She used to be unable to farm for many months of the year; as a result, she could not grow crops to sell or eat and could not feed her family. Now her life has been transformed by a major irrigation and dam project conducted by the Government of Ethiopia and supported by IFAD.