Anabela Afonso Fernandes da Silva is a professor of the department of Agronomy at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal, specialized in agrometeorology, crops water needs and oliviculture. She is the director of BSc. course of Agricultural Engineering at UTAD. She is a full member of the Center for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences at UTAD. She is also a reviewer for a number of Journals such as American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Plant and Soil, Journal of Agriculture Food and Chemistry, Agricultural Water Management, Horticultural Science, Scientia Horticulturaea, Food Research International. She is member of the Horticultural Society of Portugal.