Gaining insights into the potential of solar irrigation
The study will assess the current supply of solar irrigation solutions as well as the current and future demand by different target groups in Ethiopia’s regional states of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray. To this end, the research team plans to conduct interviews with farmers, technology suppliers and institutions in the four target regions and in Addis Ababa. Launched in June, it will focus on data collection in areas with existing solar irrigation systems in place.
The results will be used to produce cost benefit analyses, gain insights into the opportunities and limitations of solar irrigation, and identify high potential areas. The research team will develop recommendations for GBE on a strategy to sustainably and effectively promote and stimulate the solar irrigation market in Ethiopia.