This paper describes rainwater management (RWM) systems in Ethiopia and presents six recommendations which represent an approach to improving the Natural Resources Management/RWM planning and implementation processes in rural Ethiopia such that impact, sustainability and local ownership of interventions are prioritised, and strategies are based upon meaningful participation of farmers and other stakeholders, a growing base of evidence about what works and why, and increasing opportunity for true innovation at all levels.
Ludi, E.; Belay, A.; Duncan, A.; Snyder, K.; Tucker, J.; Cullen, B.; Belissa, M.; Oljira, T.; Teferi, A.; Nigussie, Z.; Deresse, A.; Debela, M.; Chanie, Y.; Lule, D.; Samuel, D.; Lema, Z.; Berhanu, A.; Merrey, D.J. Rhetoric versus realities: A diagnosis of rainwater management development processes in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia. CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food(CPWF), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2013) 58 pp. [CPWF Research for Development (R4D) Series 5]