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(The) Water-Food-Energy Nexus at FAO

(The) Water-Food-Energy Nexus at FAO
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). May 2014
  • This concept note is an analysis of the water-food-energy nexus starting with an explanation of what each focus area represents and how the complex interactions between all three can be managed. It asks "What is the added value of a nexus approach?" Followed by an exploration of the sustainability debate and the working areas of the water-food-energy nexus, through the following sub headings: A cross-sectoral and dynamic perspective; Is the concept of the Water-Food-Energy nexus just "some old wine in new bottles" or does it bring something new to the table? Framing the Water-Food-Energy nexus within the broader sustainability debate; a nexus approach for whom? The concept note concludes with a chapter on the "Working areas of the Water-Food-Energy nexus"
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Food security, Participation, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Water management
  • Main target audience: General public, International organizations
  • Main purpose: Guidance, Promotional, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Discussion paper
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Published in 2015