The SENTINEL project


The SENTINEL project, led by IIED, focuses on sustainable intensification from a national land use perspective. It will analyse trade-offs and synergies between SDG2 (zero hunger) and SDG 10 (reduced inequalities) and SDG15 (conserving ecosystems). It will engage with decision makers in government, the private sector and civil society in order to increase their awareness and understanding of the consequences (for society and the environment) of different agricultural development pathways – in particular, how agricultural expansion may affect forest cover and ecosystem services. The project will work in Zambia, Ethiopia and Ghana, as well as (via RUFORUM) with universities in other parts of Africa.

The other partners are:

Copperbelt University, School of Natural Resources (Dr Jacob Mwitwa)

Ethiopian Development Research Institute, Environment and Climate Research Center (Dr Tagel Gebrehiwot)

University of Ghana, Department of Soil Science (Dr Dora Neina, copied herewith) Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM, Dr Moses Osiru)

University of Oxford, Environmental Change Institute (Dr Monika Zurek) and Department of Zoology (Prof Nathalie Seddon)

University College London, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment (Dr Tim Newbold)

University of Reading, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (Prof Elizabeth Robinson)

Imperial College London, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (Dr Joseph Tobias)

University of Greenwich, Natural Resources Institute (Ms Adrienne Martin).

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