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The TIGER project

Savannas are among Africa’s most productive landscapes, supporting livestock and rural livelihoods. Droughts and erratic rainfall patterns across large parts of Africa results in water-limited environments, sensitive to climatic conditions, environmental changes (i.e., invasive species) and land management practices, jeopardizing this ecosystem’s productivity and resilience.

The TIGER Project (Remote Sensing of Water Use and Water Stress in African Savanna Ecosystem from Local to Regional Scale: Implications for Land Productivity) aims to develop a modelling framework to quantify savannas water use/stress, as well as to determine the spatial distribution and effects of invasive species on water resources. Integrating Earth observation data from local to regional scales, the project hopes to support decision-making at different levels (farm, river basin etc).