Sentinel team members deliver online training to consultants in Ghana.

Sentinel qualitative research commences in Ghana through online training

In May this year, the qualitative research to examine the Sentinel project’s key research questions kicked off across the three project countries of Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. However logistical delays put the research in Ghana on hold. 

21 Sep 2021
Nugun Jellason- School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading
A screenshot taken during the training sessions. Source: RUFORUM

Through the Sentinel Project, RUFORUM trains masters and doctoral students in practical econometric modelling using STATA

Effective policymaking require rigorous evidence to be generated to guide the design and implementation of interventions that support social and economic wellbeing of citizens.

05 Aug 2021
David Ekepu, RUFORUM
On field drone demonstrations at the Kpong irrigation scheme in Ghana

Can agriculture 4.0 technology adoption reduce agricultural expansion in sub-Saharan Africa?

Conversations around how to ensure sufficient food for the growing sub-Saharan African (SSA) population are driving discussions among agricultural policy makers on how to promote food self-sufficiency.

15 Jul 2021
Nugun Jellason, Elizabeth Robinson - School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading
A snapshot of participants who attended the grant proposal development training.

RUFORUM trains masters and doctoral students on grant proposal development through the Sentinel Project

In recent times, there have been declining funding levels for the agricultural sector and university education coupled with institutional reforms that are characterized by institutionalization of competitive grants.

01 Jul 2021
David Ekepu, RUFORUM
Climate change had a devastating impact on agriculture in the Mount Kenya region, Kenya. Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity work is essential to tackle complex issues (Photo: CIAT/Neil Palmer via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Talking transdisciplinarity

How do we really achieve impact in our work?

19 Apr 2021
Alexandre Chausson, University of Oxford & Lydia Cole, University of St Andrews

Career Opportunity: IIED Agricultural Expansion Consultant

IIED is seeking a research consultant to work with us on research into drivers of agricultural expansion in sub-Saharan Africa.

12 Apr 2021
IIED
Rudo Violet Denga, one of RUFORUM's PhD students, conducting fieldwork in Bulangililo, along the Kafue River, Kitwe, Zambia

RUFORUM-Sentinel PhD students share their progress and personal reflections

As part of its capacity strengthening strategy, Sentinel has awarded small research grants to 25 PhD candidates in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out novel, relevant research at the agricultural/environment nexus.

26 Feb 2021
David Ekepu, RUFORUM
A word map, showing major words connected with the Sentinel Project

Help us ensure we are asking the right questions - Take our survey

Meeting the proposed United Nation’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development requires that we make informed and effective evidence-based decisions now.

05 Feb 2021
Adam Devenish & Jingyi Yang, Imperial College London
Sentinel team members training RUFORUM students online

Amidst COVID-19, Sentinel trains RUFORUM PhD students in qualitative research design, data collection, analysis, and presentation

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt heavily in all sectors globally and it is still wreaking havoc on economies.

25 Nov 2020
Nugun Patrick Jellason, University of Reading
Global Food Security Conference logo

Achieving national food self-sufficiency or protecting forests? Join Sentinel colleagues debating the trade-offs

On 4 December 2020 Sentinel colleagues welcome you to a session on ’Understanding and managing food security – nature conservation trade-offs: concepts and methods for decision-making’.  

25 Nov 2020
Liz Carlile, IIED