Energy to unlock water access
Developing a productive renewable energy sector in support of Ethiopian smallholder farms
Ethiopia’s economy is dominated by agriculture, which accounts for one-third of GDP and 70% of jobs. The DREAM project, which sees GEAPP partnering with government and the private sector, uses DRE to power small-scale rural irrigation, replacing the running of expensive and polluting diesel pumps.
Solutions for Ethiopia
Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE)
Mini-Grids to Power Agricultural Communities
Under the GEAPP umbrella, the African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, and other partners including the government of Ethiopia, are supporting the deployment of solar mini-grids that will provide reliable, affordable, year-round electricity to power irrigation for farmers, local communities, and more. When complete, the Distributed Renewable Energy-Agriculture Modalities (DREAM) project will include the largest mini-grid powered irrigation system on the continent.