July 28, 2011

How Ethiopia Diaspora can help: Solar thermal pumping

Filed under: Ethiopia — ethiopiantimes @ 8:37 am
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One of the many ways the Diaspora from Ethiopia can assist small farmers and people in Ethiopia is thru funding for small scale development projects. People-to-people support allows those Ethiopians in the Diaspora, who do not want to be involved with the current government or who do not share the policies of the current regime, the chance to help farmers in their homeland and contribute to their country.

In areas where rain does not fulfill the crops water needs, groundwater can become a source of water. With proper water management, groundwater can be used in the long-term for agriculture. Observe the amateur video below on the use of solar power to extract the groundwater in Ziway of east Shewa zone of Oromia.

Video info: Solar thermal pumping in Ziway, Ethiopia. New type of solar thermal pump being used to irrigate cash crops on smallholder farm in Central Ethiopia


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