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