Country: EthiopiaFocus: IrrigationPartner: iDE-EthiopiaStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2010



Partner: iDE-Ethiopia

Farmers living in rural Ethiopia are completely dependent upon rainwater to grow their crops.  During the dry season they cannot produce food or generate any income from the land.  While manual well-drilling industries have been launched in other parts of the world, providing affordable irrigation for smallholding farmers, none has been introduced successfully in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Team Drill-Through has created a “Drill-Through Kit” that combines significantly improved manual well-drilling equipment with an innovative partnership model between International Development Enterprises (IDE) and Hope Enterprises, a local Ethiopian vocational school.  The Kit is designed to select, train & retain, equip, and launch local well drillers into the private sector, delivering affordable and liberating irrigation solutions to farmers throughout Ethiopia.