Sheryl Hendriks

Department Head, Director of the Institute for Food Nutrition and Well-being at the University of Pretoria

South Africa

Professor Sheryl L Hendriks is Head of Department, and Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Professor Sheryl Hendriks holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Natal and is a food security policy expert with extensive experience in policy analysis and programme design. She is actively engaged in high-level global food security policy think tanks and panels and influential in food security and nutrition policy circles in Africa. Her research and teaching 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 is an Associate Editor for BioMedical Central’s Public Health journal. She has published 54 accredited journal papers, edited four books and published 29 book chapters. She has made the single largest contribution to capacity development for food security in Africa. Her graduates occupy many prominent position sin international agencies, Universities and NGOs.

Professor Hendriks is co-author of a number of consensus studies related to food security, including 8 reports published during two terms on the UN Committee on World Food Security’s High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, four reports published while a member of the Montpellier Malabo Panel and as lead author for the InterAcademy Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture Africa regional report and Global Synthesis Report.

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