Knowledge for better food systems

Call for participants: Horizon scanning - Social and environmental trade-offs in African agriculture

31 Jul 2019

Sentinel is an interdisciplinary research project led by the International Institute for Environment and Development, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund of the UK Research Councils. It is seeking to address the challenge of achieving ‘zero hunger’ in sub-Saharan Africa, while at the same time reducing inequalities and conserving ecosystems.

The Sentinel project team is leading a "Horizon scanning" activity to identify the 100 most critical research questions that would have the greatest positive impact on addressing these challenges and aid in the decision-making process.

Horizon scanning involves asking experts and stakeholders to highlight important questions that need to be answered in order to solve a given problem. The aim of this horizon scanning activity is: “Achieving food and nutrition security, reducing inequality, and preserving terrestrial ecosystems: 100 critical research questions for decision makers in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Participants and organisations that are involved and/or work in sub-Saharan Africa are invited to contribute their questions. Participants do not need to have in-depth knowledge to participate.

Find out more and send your questions now here.  The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2019.