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I have a broad interest in the use of remote sensing for assessment of land suitability, water productivity, food security and irrigation performance. My experience covers integration and analysis of spatial data sets for local, regional and global remote sensing applications for water resources assessments, irrigation performance monitoring, hydrological ecosystem services, environmental hazards and water productivity mapping. I have a profound knowledge of rainfed and irrigated agricultural landscapes, agricultural water management, rice-based systems, water productivity, food security and climate change, with a focus on arid and semi-arid environments in Africa and Asia.
I hold two MSc titles from Wageningen University: Land and Water Management (2000) and Geoinformation Science (2002). I have a PhD from Delft University of Technology (2010) on modelling and mapping of water productivity from field to global scales. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Delft University of Technology

Jan 2003May 2010

Master, Wageningen University & Research

Jan 2000Mar 2002

Master, Wageningen University & Research

Sep 1994Jan 2000

External positions

Principal Researcher, Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice)

4 Jun 20105 Jun 2017

Irrigation & Remote Sensing specialist

1 Aug 200231 May 2010

Keywords

  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Irrigation
  • Rice
  • Food Security
  • Africa

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Research Output 2004 2019

MODIS
Time series
rice
Rivers
time series

A geospatial database of drought occurrence in inland valleys in Mali, Burkina Faso and Nigeria

Dossou-Yovo, E. R., Kouyaté, A. M., Sawadogo, T., Ouédraogo, I., Bakare, O. S. & Zwart, S. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Data in brief. 19, p. 2008-2014 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Burkina Faso
Mali
Nigeria
valleys
drought

Assessing the impact of national food security policies on irrigated rice cultivation in Senegal using advanced remote sensing and modelling technologies

Zwart, S. J., Busetto, L., Boschetti, M. & Diagne, M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Open Access
File
food security
rice
remote sensing
modeling
dry season

Characterization of the mangrove swamp rice soils along the Great Scarcies River in Sierra Leone using principal component analysis

Baggie, I., Sumah, F., Zwart, S. J., Sawyer, P., Bandabla, T. & Kamara, C. S., 2018, In : Catena. 163, p. 54-62

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

mangrove
principal component analysis
rice
river
soil

Climate change impacts on rice in Africa

Zwart, S. J. & van Oort, P. A. J., 2018, In : RiceToday. 17, 2, p. 30 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
File

Press / Media

Au Bénin, les rizières sont "intelligentes"

Sander Jaap Zwart

21/04/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

In Benin, 'Smart-Valleys' bring rice bounty

Sander Jaap Zwart

18/12/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Bénin: culture du riz et changements climatiques

Sander Jaap Zwart

30/11/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

"Smart Valleys", les rizières intelligentes des paysans béninois

Sander Jaap Zwart

28/11/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Helping Farmers Conserve Water

Sander Jaap Zwart

10/06/10

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research