Increasing agricultural production to meet rapidly growing demand for food – predicted  to rise in sub-Saharan Africa by 150 % by 2050 – while safeguarding vital ecosystem services and promoting social equality, lies at the heart of sustainable development.
 
Over four years (2017-2021), SENTINEL aims to understand the challenges, trade-offs and synergies inherent in working towards these development goals in three African countries – Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. This knowledge will help governments, policy makers and the private sector to make better-informed decisions about land use, agricultural practices and investments so that food security can be improved while limiting the loss of biodiversity and protecting social equality.