Grappling with complex systems: the water – energy - food nexus
This topic explores interactions between water, energy and food. Discussions will center on the following key questions:
- How can we apply the water- energy- food (WEF) nexus in the agricultural research context?
- What are the implications for trade-offs between climate resilience, productivity and emissions; and, what does that mean for a future research agenda?
- Assessment of synergies and trade-offs based on integrated modelling, and implications for agricultural research seen from a water-energy-food-land-climate nexus perspective.
Background papers have been commissioned to set the scene and guide Forum discussions. You can access complete background papers and summaries in this section, as well as related case studies.
Crop productivity and agrobiodiversityInteractions between increasing staple crop productivity, resilience to climate change, improving nutrition and sustaining agro-biodiversity
Livestock and aquaculture production and vulnerability to AMR/zoonoses and land use changeInteractions between intensifying livestock and aquaculture production for food and nutrition security, and a) increased vulnerability to antimicrobial resistance and zoonoses; b) land use change