Professor Sheryl Hendriks
Head of Department, University of Pretoria, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
Sheryl L Hendriks is Head of Department and Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development and Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Professor Sheryl L Hendriks is a food security policy expert with extensive experience in policy analysis and programme design. Her research focuses on food security and nutrition policy analysis and monitoring and evaluation of food security at the household, national and global information system level. She teaches food security policy analysis and monitoring and evaluation. She has extensive experience in programme and food security monitoring and evaluation systems design. She is actively engaged in high-level global food security policy think tanks and panels as well as being influential in food security and nutrition policy circles in Africa. She is co-author of a number of consensus studies on various topics related to food security. This included serving two terms on the UN Committee on World Food Security’s High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. She is as a current member of the Montpellier Malabo Panel. She served as lead author for the Africa regional report and was a member of the global report for the InterAcademy Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture. She led the food security component of the African Union/NEPAD Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) from 2007 – 2010 and continues to serve on the Malabo Declaration Task Force supporting the design, review and monitoring of progress for CAADP, actively supporting food policy reform in African countries. She has made a significant contribution to capacity building for food security in Africa, having trained, mentored and supervised graduates and professionals from almost half the countries in Africa, establishing a large network of graduates across the globe.