Module C

Climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices in soil and water management


Prof. dr Monika Marković

Doc. dr Sabrija Čadro

The lecture is intended for: Master level

Time period: 08. March 2021 – 09. April 2021

Form: 5 weeks, 4 hours per week (20h)

Teaching methods: Video presentations and interactions via the google meet application

Maximum number of participants: 10

Moodle course link: link

Teaching unitNo. hoursTeacherWeek2020/21
1What is climate-smart agriculture? Basic principles.2Marković M.I08. March 2021
12. March 2021
2Ways to analyse and monitor climate and hydrological characteristics of the larger area. Basic concepts of remote sensing. Use of UAVs in agriculture.2Čadro S.
3Use of modern software and hardware solutions – tools in water and soil management. The ways in which these tools help environmental sustainability. Advantages and disadvantages of using IT in agriculture.4Marković M.II15 March 2021
19. March 2021
4Differences between planning and exploitation phase when it comes to water management2Marković M.III22. March 2021
26. March 2021
5Traditionally used and newly created methods to analyse and calculate evapotranspiration and soil water balance.2Marković M.
6Reference Evapotranspiration (ETo) and crop evapotranspiration (ETc). The FAO standard Penman-Monteith and other simple methods to calculate ET.2Čadro S.IV29. March 2021
02. April 2021
7Introduction to GIS and its tools, and how they can be used in spatial planning. Use of GIS models to spatially present different water balance components.2Čadro S.
8Calculation of the frequency of critical water shortages, runoff, in soil. Irrigation and drainage hydromodule.4Marković M.V05. April 2021
09. April 2021
 Evaluation: quiz20   

Understanding what climate-smart agriculture is and how it can help in environmental protection and sustainable development of Eastern European countries. Basic standards and methods to conduct soil and water management together with new – modern techniques to process and monitor data will be presented in easy-to-understand way. It will help students to familiars with vast possibilities that technology can offer when it comes to environmental protection.

All additional information can be obtained by contacting Prof. dr Monika Marković via the Moodle course page or by e-mail: