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With a history of crop failures and civil wars in the 1980s, Ethiopia is still developing its agricultural and private sectors. Water infrastructure is lacking in areas and groundwater extraction for agriculture and drinking water is a relatively recent development. Investment in infrastructure may be necessary, but so is the further development of water management.

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Annemarie Mastenbroek
Annemarie Mastenbroek
Project Manager KIFFWA & Coordinator Ethiopia, Kenya & Rwanda


In Ethiopia itself, the Embassy of the Netherlands’ food security policy has identified water as an important issue. The Ethiopian and Dutch water sector mainly collaborate on water governance and irrigation. 

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