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Sustainable Management of Natural Resources by reducing Evapo-Transpiration in cultivated African catchments (SMART-ET)


The project aims at integrating management of agricultural, land and water resources by developing and evaluating a framework for integrated management of evapotranspiration (ET). ET is the key link between agricultural water productivity (more crop per drop) and catchment hydrology. Water productivity and ET efficiencies will be estimated for interventions proposed by farmers and policy makers using field observations, remote sensing data and models. Eventually, ET estimations are used to map water productivity and ecosystem services.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/02/2016 - 31/01/2020

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Ann Van Griensven
Local promoter Frederick Kahimba
Local partner institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Local partner institution Sokoine University of Agriculture
Other Flemish Partners KU Leuven
Other local partners Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
Budget € 298.498