Modeling the optimal energy solutions for irrigation in Ethiopia
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Agriculture accounts for 34% of Ethiopia’s GDP and 67% of its employment, and development of irrigation is widely seen as a promising option to boost agricultural production and enhance agricultural resilience in the country. However, energy use in irrigated agriculture in Ethiopia is insignificant at present, and access to energy sources is often lacking, hampering the spread of irrigation technologies. The cost effectiveness of different energy solutions for irrigated agriculture is also likely to vary depending on the location of the farm and the type of crop.