How Country Advisory Groups are helping achieve Sentinel's objectives

Crosscutting all of Sentinel’s objectives is the theme of stakeholder engagement.

27 Jan 2020
Valerie Kalinso, Copperbelt University
Alexandre Chausson in Nansongwa village in south-west Zambia

Engage and exchange: researchers and farmers collaborate in Zambia workshop

A visit to Nansongwa village in south-west Zambia (one of the villages included in the reconnaissance survey [https://www.sentinel-gcrf.org/reconnais

29 Nov 2019
Alexandre Chausson, University of Oxford
Sentinel group photo at Zambia meeting, November 2019

Sentinel partners take stock and plan, with two years to go

In early November, Sentinel partners from Ethiopia, Ghana, Zambia and the UK met in Livingstone, Zambia. The agenda was to review progress, share experiences and learning, and plan activities for the remaining two years of the project.

15 Nov 2019
Barbara Adolph, IIED, Agroecology Team
Expansion frontier in Kaja Boka community Adiyo Woreda, Ethiopia

Socioeconomic impacts of agricultural expansion: what we have learnt so far

Reconnaissance surveys have been successfully conducted in Zambia, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Our three in-country partners are now at different stages of their site report writing to inform the Zambia workshop.

15 Nov 2019
Nugun Patrick Jellason & Liz Robinson, University of Reading, Socioeconomic Impact team
Logos of datasets

Large-scale, freely available data for Ghana, Ethiopia, and Zambia

We need appropriate spatial data to understand how agricultural development has been affecting the environment in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Zambia to date.  At UCL, we have been looking to large-scale, freely available data sources to see which might b

13 Nov 2019
Abbie Chapman, UCL
Comms learning week 2019

Sentinel’s communicators sharpen skills in learning exchange

IIED’s Communications Learning Week in late June hosted by the institute’s communications team was timely and highly opportune for the Sentinel project.

21 Aug 2019
Valerie Kalinso, Copperbelt University
Participatory mapping exercise in Ethiopia

Reconnaissance surveys of study sites get under way in Ethiopia

Sentinel researchers have begun the process of shortlisting study sites where there has been expansion of agriculture into natural habitats in each of the three Sentinel focal countries – Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia – beginning with Ethiopia.

13 Aug 2019
CC Chad Skeers March 2011

Impacts of agricultural expansion: what will we explore?

At UCL we’re interested in this question: do areas where crops are grown overlap with areas that are naturally high in biodiversity?

07 Aug 2019
Tim Newbold, UCL
10 potential sites in Ghana

Site selection for Sentinel

The Sentinel project seeks to understand the extent, nature and impacts of agricultural expansion into natural habitats.

17 Jun 2019
Geoff Griffiths, University of Reading

The 15th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting is here. Join us!

We are pleased to let you know that the Sentinel project will participate in this year’s RUFORUM Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for 2 - 6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana.

16 May 2019
Blog by David Ekepu, RUFORUM