Complex project – Innovative technologies for crops irrigation in arid, semiarid and dry sub-humid climate conditions (Acronym-SMARTIRRIG)

The main objective of the Complex project is to increase the institutional performance of research – development – Innovation of consortium partners in the field of innovative irrigation technologies in arid, semiarid and submoist-dry climate conditions .

The aim of implementing these technologies is the optimum use of conventional and unconventional water resources and the mitigation of the effects of climate change, so as to enable all the entities involved to strengthen the competences Scientific and technical significance in this area of strategic importance for the economic and social development of Romania.

The specific objectives of the project refer to:

  • Elaboration and testing of innovative irrigation/underground fertigation technology;
  • Developing and testing an optimal mobility and flexibility solution for a hybrid, photovoltaic and wind power supply, so as to ensure optimum supply of irrigation systems in any kind of terrain;
  • Development and testing of an innovative system for the precision mobile irrigation of leguminous crops and hoes plants;
  • Development and testing of a technological solution for advanced wastewater treatment containing organic substances and nutrients from zootechnical farms for use in the irrigation of agricultural crops;
  • Implementation of the modern concept of fertirigatie for horticultural crops (fruit and wine-growing plantations) in arid and submoist-dried areas.


Complex Project coordinator: National Institute for Research-Development for machinery and facilities for agriculture and food industry Bucharest – INMA



– National Institute for Development Research for Electrical engineering ICPE-CA

– Research and development resort for plant culture on Dăbuleni Sands

– National Research and Development Institute for Environmental Protection

– National Research-Development Institute for Optoelectronics INOE 2000 – IHP

– USAMVB – University of agronomic Sciences and veterinary Medicine in Bucharest

– Polytechnic University of Bucharest – Research and Development Center biotechnical Systems (CCDSB)

– Development Research Resort for Horticulture (SCDP) Constanţa


The joint Agenda consists of 5 complementary research projects: