Efficient water management in smallholder farms

The overall goal is to formally establish and strengthen a potentially long-term institutional collaboration between BFH-HAFL, and Aqua Alimenta by embarking on this joint research project.



The research objectives of this collaboration are twofold: a. In short-term: Study of the potential of irrigation scheduling based on soil moisture sensor technology to increase production in tropical conditions with selected tropical plant varieties in India. b. In long-term: Development of improved production plans for small holder farmer families based on agroecological principles to provide nutritious food and income throughout the year (3 crop cycles).

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 2: Zero hunger
  • 12: Responsible consumption and production