Addressing the challenges facing these three important aspects in isolation is short-sighted and often counter-productive. Food, energy and water security are all vital for a sustainable future and approaching them as a nexus is essential in achieving this.
WWF-SA, with funding from the British High Commission, have embarked on a body of work aimed at developing a better understanding of the complex relationship between food, energy and water in South Africa.
Through research comprising commissioned studies and workshop consultation with policy makers, food producers and marketers, water utilities and users, and energy producers and consumers, the Food-Energy-Water Nexus project aims to build the case for an integrated policy approach to the nexus. The project hopes to influence changes in business models related to the food supply chain to bring about more efficient use of energy and water, and sustainable use of these resources in food production.
The Food Energy Water Nexus in South Africa
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Understanding the food energy water nexus
- Climate change, the Food Energy Water Nexus and food security in South Africa
- Developing an understanding of the energy implications of wasted food and waste disposal
- Energy as an input in the food value chain
- Food inflation and financial flows
- The importance of water quality to the food industry
- The agricultural sector as a biofuels producer in South Africa
- Virtual water
- Water as an input into the food value chain
- Water, energy and food: A review of integrated planning in South Africa