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Published: 2014

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A new approach in support of food security and sustainable agriculture

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This FAO note gives a brief introduction to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus conceptual framework as a useful way to describe and address the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. It puts forward WEF as a conceptual approach:

  • to better understand and systematically analyse the interactions between the natural environment and human activities
  • to help work towards a more coordinated management and use of natural resources across sectors and scales
  • to help identify and manage trade-offs andto build synergies allowing for more integrated and cost-effective planning, decision-making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
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