ET11 Introducing climate- smart irrigated wheat systems in the Ethiopian lowlands

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured, SO6 Enhanced adaptation to climate change
Start Date Q3  20190701
End Date q4 20201031
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 54,531
Budget Percentage 65%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 35,458.86
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 54,531.48
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Government of Ethiopia: Ministry of Agriculture
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
  • Sustainable Energy
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

Centered on large-scale solar-powered irrigated wheat production in the Ethiopian lowlands, the Project intends to introduce climate-smart agriculture practices and technologies that enable the country to attain self-sufficiency in wheat production and subsequently to generating foreign exchange earnings through exports. GGGI plans to collaborate with the Government of Ethiopia to solicit investment from the private sector and to develop and implement business models that support the introduction and use of solar-powered irrigation systems in conjunction with climate-smart practices and other technologies.

This project is aligned with IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies.

The project intends to i.) reduce food and nutrition insecurity ii.) improve the livelihoods of rural communities iii.) and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the agriculture sector.

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Contribute to Ethiopia’s goal of attaining self-sufficiency in wheat production by 2022, with low GHG emissions and climate adaptation through large-scale solar-powered irrigation, climate-smart practices and other technologies.

Outcome: N/A

Project Outputs completed in 2019:

i. Green Growth Policies: N/A

ii. Green Investments: N/A

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Nardos Desta

Eden Debela, Ida Demmellash, Innocent Kabenga, Mark Gibson, Milite Gebreselassie, Rain Ampil, Winnie Wong