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In Zambia, the demand for cereal to feed a growing population is predicted to double by 2050. As pressure on agricultural land increases, there is an urgent need to develop tools to minimise conflicts between competing land uses. To date, most of the research exploring land use conflicts has been conducted at global scales rather than national or sub-national ones. 

This briefing describes the process to translate the 'storylines' that emerged from a national stakeholder scenarios development workshop held by the Sentinel project in Zambia in 2018 and presents the results as national maps of projected land cover changes to 2050. 

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Griffiths, G., Adolph, B., Chapman, A., Davies, J., Devenish, A., Jellason, N., Kanja, K., Kwenye, J., Manzoor, A., Mwitwa, J., Newbold, T., Phiri, D., Robinson, E., Zurek, M. (2022). Future trade-offs to 2050: land cover change, biodiversity and agriculture in Zambia.
  • IIED, London
  • Sentinel, London

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