Mapping Ethiopian Groundwater to Put Bread on the Table for Small Farmers: A C-RASC Lunch & Learn Series Presentation with Rupert Douglas-Bate
You’re invited to the Fall 2022 C-RASC Lunch and Learn Series!
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:00PM ET
Presenter: Rupert Douglas-Bate, Founder, MapAid
Ethiopia is experiencing long-term drought from climate change, with several years of crop failures and 25% of their people undernourished every day. But many small farmers could double or triple crop yields if development workers and farmers could easily understand where to dig shallow irrigation wells down to 30 meters. The total area available for shallow irrigation is 6,000 square kilometers. However, only 5.3% of this area is irrigated using shallow wells. So they can grow a lot more food on the 94.7% !
What MapAid does is provide detailed socio-economic and groundwater maps that show exactly where irrigation borehole investment will have the best chances of getting water! We reveal hotspots of local deprivation.We help build the hydrological case for investing in shallow water in needy areas. And we minimise wasted well digs by guiding resources to precisely where they’ll work the hardest.
We work with charities and businesses. We work with government departments and local communities. We help Ethiopia to become self-sustaining. And most importantly we’re available to partner on this, with you…So, get along to the C-RASC talk !
**This event is FREE and Pre-registration is required at: https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtf-yqqTsoHtFYMOny892AhXayqUw2FjkY